Meet Dr. Kathleen Grogan, a geneticist and behavioral ecologist who studies genetics of behavior, survival, and reproduction!

Katie grew up in Kentucky, surrounded by a zoo of pets, including dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, birds, even a baby raccoon for a day! After finishing her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University, Katie completed a Ph.D. in Behavioral Ecology, with a minor in Genetics, from Duke University, where she studied genetic diversity and fitness in ring-tailed lemurs. From there, Katie transitioned to studying gene expression in white-throated sparrows as a postdoctoral fellow in the IRACDA Fellowship in Research and Science Teaching at Emory University. This fall, Katie will be starting a position as a postdoctoral fellow studying human genetics at Pennsylvania State University.