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Department of Evolutionary Genetics

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 - 500

e-mail: mittag@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Mark Stoneking

date of birth: August 1, 1956

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Educational History

University of Oregon1974-1977AnthropologyB.A.
The Pennsylvania State University1977-1979GeneticsM.S.
University of Wisconsin, Madison1979-1981Genetics-
University of California, Berkeley1981-1986GeneticsPh.D.

Professional History

Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Honorary Professor of Biological Anthropology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
1998Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
1996-1997Visiting Professor, Zoology Institute, University of Munich
1994-1998Associate Professor of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
1990-1994 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, Graduate Program in Genetics,
and Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, Pennsylvania State University
1989-1990 Associate Research Scientist, Dept. of Human Genetics,
Cetus Corporation, Emeryville, California
1989Staff Scientist, Human Genome Center,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley
1986-1988Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biochemistry,
University of California, Berkeley

Fellowships, Prizes and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1977-1978, 1979-1981
Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship, 1978-1979
Ernest Brown Babcock Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley, 1985-1986
John Belling Prize in Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
University of Oregon Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, 1990
Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 1995
FBI Award for Service to the Forensic DNA Community, 1998
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2000
Visiting Professor, CNRS Laboratory for Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, Lyon, France, February 2016
Eugène Dubois Chair, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2016
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2020


Eastern Indonesia, January-February 1988
Solomon Islands, August-September 2004
Mindanao, Philippines, August 2005
Zambia, August-September 2007
Namibia, May-June 2011
Botswana and Namibia, July-August 2015 (returning genetic results to participating communities)

Professional Activities

Associate Editor: Journal of Human Evolution, 1990-1993; Human Biology, 1993-1997; BioEssays, 2004-2013; Anthropological Science, 2004-2013; Evolutionary Biology, 2007-present; BMC Genetics, 2008-2015; Gene, 2009-2010; Investigative Genetics, 2009-2016; EMBO Reports, 2010-present; Language Dynamics and Change, 2010-present.

Senior Editor, Annals of Human Genetics, 2008-2013.

Technical Working Group, DNA Analysis Methods, FBI, 1993-1998

Defense Science Board Task Force on DNA Technology for Identification of Ancient Remains, 1994-1995

Wellcome Trust Bioarchaeology Panel, 2001-2005

Steering Committee for National Energy Research Council (NERC) Program on Environmental Factors and the Chronology of Human Evolution and Dispersal (EFCHED), 2001-2006

Review Panel, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, 2007-2008

Advisory Committee, The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, 2008-present

Advisory Board, US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, 2011-2014

Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee of the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity, Philippine Genome Center, 2011-present

Review Panel, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, 2013-2014

Scientific Advisory Board, IDEXLYON Program, 2017-present