Steve Tonsor

Stephen J. Tonsor

Daniel G. and Carole L. Kamin Interim Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Areas of focus: Anthropocene, Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Dr. Stephen J. Tonsor received his PhD in Biology from University of Chicago. He serves as director of science and research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Before joining the museum in 2015, Tonsor applied quantitative evolutionary genetics and study of form and function in both the laboratory and the field to understand how organisms adapt to changing climates. More recently he has turned his attention to research at a meta-level: understanding the integration knowledge through across scientific disciplines, the arts, and humanities, toward a synthesis that considers the meaning of human existence.

To schedule an interview, email Sloan MacRae or call him at 412.353.4678.