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Education & Academic Positions

2017-Present Postdoctoral NRSA Fellow at Pennsylvania State University

2014-2017 Postdoctoral FIRST Fellow at Emory University

2008-2014 Ph.D. at Duke University Program in Ecology

2004-2008 B.S. at Vanderbilt University in Biological Sciences

Publications (My Google Scholar Page)

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In Review, In Submission, or In Preparation

Grogan KE, Harris, RL, Boulet M, & Drea DM. biorXiv. Genetic variation at the MHC influences both olfactory signals and scent discrimination in ring-tailed lemurs. Preprint Link:

Grogan KE & Perry GH. In preparation. In vitro and functional genomic tools for studying primate and human evolution.

Merritt JR, Grogan KE, Zinzow-Kramer WM, Mays SG, Ortlund EA, & Maney DL. In preparation. Cis-regulation of estrogen receptor alpha expression in a species with alternative behavioral phenotypes.

Grogan KE, Zinzow-Kramer WM, & Maney DL. In preparation. Early emergence of morph-dependent gene expression in a species with a behavioral polymorphism.

Grogan, KE, Sauther ML, Cuozzo FP, Faulkner C, & Drea CM. In preparation. Genetic Wealth & Individual Health: MHC diversity helps lemur live longer while specific alleles increase reproductive success in the wild.


Harris RLH, Boulet M, Grogan KE, & Drea CM. 2018. Costs of injury for scent signaling in a strepsirrhine primate. Scientific Reports 8: 9880. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27322-3


Lee TW, Grogan KE, & Liepkalns J. 2017. Making evolution stick: using sticky notes to teach the mechanisms of evolutionary change. Evolution: Education and Outreach 10: 11. DOI: 10.1186/s12052-017-0074-2.

Grogan KE, Sauther ML, Cuozzo FP, & Drea CM. 2017 Genetic Wealth, Population Health: MHC variation in wild and captive ring-tailed lemurs. Ecology & Evolution 7 (19): 7638-7649. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3317


Grogan KE, McGinnis GJ*, & Drea CM. 2016. Next-generation genoyping of hypervariable loci in large number of a non-model species: technical and theoretical implications. BMC Genomics 17:204. DOI: 10.1186/s12864-016-2503-y

Greene LK, Grogan KE, Smyth KN, Adams CA*, Skylar SA*, & Drea CM. 2016. Mix it and fix it: functions of composite olfactory signals in ring-tailed lemurs. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160076. DOI:


Grogan KE, Chhatre VE, & Abbot PA. 2010. The cost of conflict in aphid societies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23 (1): 185-193. DOI:

Open Access Data Sets

Grogan KE, Sauther ML, Cuozzo FP, & Drea CM. List of Lemur catta MHC-DRB genotypes.

Grogan Kathleen CV website 07-2018.pdf