Dr. Warinner earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2010, and received her postdoctoral training at the University of Zurich (2010-2012) and OU (2012-2014). Since 2014 she is a Presidential Research Professor and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at OU, where she is pioneering the study of ancient human microbiomes.
She has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles (10 first-authored, 1 senior-authored), 2 books, and 5 book chapters, and she serves on the Editorial Board for Scientific Reports. In 2014, she received Honorable Mention for the Omenn Prize, an annual prize for best article published on evolution, medicine and public health.
Her research has been featured in Science, Scientific American, the New Scientist, Discover Magazine, and the Illumina Adventures in Genomics documentary series, among others, and she has presented before the Royal Society of London and on behalf of the Leakey Foundation. She was awarded a US National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellowship in 2014 and a TED Fellowship in 2012.