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Anne Riley

Graduate Student


Anne Riley is a Master's student in biological anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is interested in molecular anthropology, ancient DNA, paleopathology, and bioinformatics. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she completed a thesis identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis in archaeological remains via PCR. Her Master's thesis examines the efficacy of current decontamination protocols in ancient DNA research. She is the manager of the UTK Molecular Anthropology Laboratories. Anne also has a regional interest in Latin America.

Anne is a member of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) and the Paleopathology Association (PPA).


Research interests: Molecular anthropology, ancient DNA, paleopathology, bioinformatics, Latin America


B.A. Anthropology, with Highest Distinction: Indiana University, Bloomington. 2016.

  • Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Minor in Spanish
  • Minor in Geography
  • Departmental Honors in Anthropology
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Awards and Recognitions

2016-2017 Shipley-Swann Graduate School Fellowship Recipient


Recent Presentations:

"Tuberculosis y los Xiongnu de Mongolia," poster presentation given at the 2016 Asociación Latinoamericana de Antropología Biológica conference.

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