Matthew Breen :: PhD :: C.Biol :: FRSB ::
Professor of Genomics and the Oscar J. Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology Genetics

Morgan Maly

Genetics PhD program


Morgan received her BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MS in Animal Science from NC State. Her doctoral research is focused on conservation genetics. Specifically, how genetic approaches can be utilized to mitigate the challenges of population management of endangered species, both ex situ and in situ. She is currently working on a molecular database for cheetahs in North American zoos in the hopes of better understanding population dynamics. Morgan also has a long history of playing with cheetah poop. Her current poop project involves understanding the cheetah gut microbiome to improve the welfare and management of cheetahs. In her free time Morgan enjoys traveling, all things Star Wars, and hiking or biking with her cats, Anakin and Ahsoka.