Joanna Mountain

Joanna Mountain
Senior Director of Research , 23andMe

Dr. Joanna Mountain is a Senior Director of Research at 23andMe, Inc.
of Mountain View, California, a company that provides consumers with
access to personal genetic information. Dr. Mountain is also a
consulting faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at
Stanford University where she has specialized in the study of human
evolutionary genetics. Dr. Mountain received her Ph.D. degree in
Genetics from Stanford University having completed a B.S. degree
through Stanford’s Mathematical Sciences program. After receiving her
Ph.D., Dr. Mountain conducted postdoctoral research on human
population genetics within the Integrative Biology Department at the
University of California, Berkeley.

Broadly speaking, Dr. Mountain’s areas of interest include: phenotype
and the interactions among genotype, environment, and culture; the
extent to which genetic data can reveal details of human history;
comparisons of genetic and linguistic variation among human
populations; ethical issues regarding human genetics; biology,
genetics, and concepts of race and ethnicity; the origins of and
relationships among the peoples of Africa; and the development of
statistical tools for analyzing population genetic data. Dr. Mountain
has published scientific papers on a broad range of topics, from the
genetic diversity of click-speaking peoples of eastern and southern
Africa, to algorithms for discovering geographic ancestry of
individuals, to the nature of the relationship between genetic
diversity and categories of race and ethnicity. She has been the
recipient of a number of academic awards, including grants from the
National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.


Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Marc Hodosh (TED MED, X PRIZE), Carol McCall (Humana Inc. ), Joanna Mountain (23andMe), Daniel Kraft (Stanford Medical School)
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