Professor Mykal Gernaat was born and raised in Missoula, and completed degree work in both Forensic Anthropology and Psychology. Her research interests include human skeletal remains and their forensic application as well as human ancestral traits as displayed through cranial features. She has begun doctoral work at the University of Montana. Her service at the university includes the academic environment committee. She also enjoys presenting talks on forensic science to local organizations.

Professor Gernaat lives on a farm and ranch outside of Conrad. She enjoys the outdoor recreation found in Big Sky Country– hiking, fishing, and hunting for arrowheads.

BA, University of Montana
MA, University of Montana
PhD (ABD), University of Montana

“The good thing about science is that it is true whether or not you believe in it.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.