Morgan Maly

• 3rd year Ph.D. student

• Hometown: DeForest, WI

• Education:

  • BS Biology (minor in African Studies), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS Animal Science (minor in Biotechnology), North Carolina State University

• Lab: Breen and Roberts

• Fun fact: I have specific anosmia which prevents me from smelling skunk or “skunk-like” odors unless they are REALLY pungent!

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• Publications:

  1. Maly, MA., Edwards, KL., Farin, CE., Koester, DC., Crosier, AE. (2018). Assessing puberty in ex situ male captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) via fecal hormone metabolites and body weights. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2018.07.011
  2. Koester, DC., Wildt, DE., Maly, MA., Comizzoli, P., Crosier, AE. (2017). Non-invasive Identification of Protein Biomarkers for Early Pregnancy Diagnosis in the Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). PLoS ONE 12 (12): e0188575.
  3. Knott, KK., Roberts, BM., Maly, MA., Vance, CK., Debeachaump, J., Majors, J., Riger, P., Decaluwe, H., Kouba, AJ. (2013). Fecal estrogen, progestagen and glucocorticoid metabolites during the estrous cycle and pregnancy in the giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla): evidence for delayed implantation. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 11(83).

• Presentations:

  • Maly, MA. 2020. “Cheetah Specific Microsatellite Markers for Population Structure and Relatedness Estimates in the ex situ Cheetah.” 4th Annual Meeting in Conservation Genetics. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Maly, MA. 2019. “Genomic approaches to endangered species management: Population analysis and microbiome characterization of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).” Felid TAG. Omaha, NE, USA.
  • Maly, MA. 2017. “Determining Genetic Relationships of the North American Cheetah Population using Microsatellite Markers.” Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Emerging Scientists Symposium. Washington DC, USA.
  • Maly, MA. 2015. “Assessing Puberty in Captive Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) via Growth Patterns and Fecal Hormone Metabolites.” 25th Annual Felid TAG. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.