Meradeth Houston

Meradeth lives in Montana where she’s also an anthropology professor and scientist. If you let her, she’ll tell you more than you ever wanted to know about getting DNA out of dead bodies and old poop. She specializes in degraded DNA (translation: really old DNA that’s decayed), and runs two laboratories filled with students, interns, and maybe a few shenanigans. Her goal is to someday clone herself because that’s probably the only way she’ll ever get through her to-do list. Well, maybe not really—she’d settle for a really big grant.

Other than teaching, research, and writing, Meradeth enjoys the lakes and ski slopes of Western Montana. It’s not uncommon to find her haunting the cafes of Missoula where she enjoys working with an extra large tea.

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