I am an evolutionary geneticist interested in how organisms adapt to varying environments. I am also passionate about teaching and mentoring, especially undergraduates. My research spans the fields of evolution, genetics, ecology, molecular biology, development, and physiology. As of Fall 2021, I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond. Previously, I was a Jane Coffin Childs Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia.  I completed my PhD at UC Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. Read about my research on my Research page or see my papers at Google Scholar.

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New manuscript on BioRxiv!

Helen Stone’s honors thesis project is now available on BioRxiv! In a series of field and laboratory experiments, Helen found that flies’ ability to tolerate cold changes over seasons. However, this change is due to aspects of the environment that change, not due to genetic changes in the fly population. Congrats, Helen!  

Helen wins best honors thesis prize!

Helen Stone won the first place prize for best senior thesis talk at the UVA Biology Katz Symposium last week!  Read more here. Helen plans to submit her manuscript on seasonal variation in cold hardening soon, before heading off to her technician job at Yale this summer. Congrats and best wishes, Helen!

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