katie graham

Katherine “Katie” Graham

Assistant Scientist
Wildlife and Ocean Health

T: 617-226-2237


M.S., Animal Physiology, Mississippi State University, 2015
B.S., Biology, University of Portland, 2011


Katherine “Katie” Graham is a staff scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center. She has been at the New England Aquarium since 2015, following the completion of her Master’s Degree in Animal Physiology. Her current research is focused on the endocrinology of marine species, with particular interest in reproductive and stress physiology. Her research centers on developing novel and noninvasive sample types to study reproductive and stress hormones in a variety of whale, pinniped, and sea turtle species and ultimately aims to use this information to understand anthropogenic impacts on individual animal and population health.

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    Graham, K., Kouba, A., Langhorne, C., Marcec, R., Willard, S. (2016). Biological sex identification in the endangered dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosa): a comparison of body size measurements, secondary sex characteristics, ultrasound imaging, and urinary hormone analysis methods. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 14:41; doi.org/10.1186/s12958-016-0174-9

    Graham, K., Wheaton, C.J., Mylniczenko, N., Burns, C., Bettinger, T. (2015). Examining factors that may influence accurate measurement of testosterone in sea turtles. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 28(1):12-19. doi.org/10.1177/1040638715618989

    o   Rolland R.M., Graham, K.M., Stimmelmayr, R., Suydam, R.S., George, J.C. (2019). Chronic stress from fishing gear entanglement is recorded in baleen from a bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus). Marine Mammal Science. Doi: 10.1111/mms.12596. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mms.12596

    o   Graham, K., Langhorne, C., Vance, C., Willard, S., Kouba, A. (2018). Ultrasound imaging improves hormone therapy strategies for induction of ovulation and in vitrofertilization in the endangered dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosa). Conservation Physiology. 6(1): coy020. https://academic.oup.com/conphys/article/6/1/coy020/4989916

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