Anne McNeil grew up in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1999 with a BS in Chemistry. Her graduate work was with Dave Collum at Cornell University where she earned her PhD in 2005. She did a post-doc with Tim Swager at MIT from 2005-2007. She joined the faculty at UM in summer 2007. She is the proud mom of two beautiful children – Evan and Emily.