Competition: US & Canada
Anne C. Stone is an anthropological geneticist whose research and teaching focus on the evolutionary history of humans, other primates, and our pathogens. Her current research examines the origins, movement, and diversity of ancient tuberculosis strains across the Americas before and after Western colonization to understand what fosters the success of a new pathogen.
Stone received her BA in Archaeology and Biology (1989) from the University of Virginia and her MA (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) in Anthropology from the Pennsylvania State University. Following an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, she became a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. In 2003, Stone moved to Arizona State University where she is currently a Regents’ Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
Stone is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011) and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (2016). She has served on editorial boards of such journals as Molecular Biology and Evolution, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, series B.