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  • PhD, George Mason University
  • Master’s, American University


Natalia’s doctoral dissertation aimed to understand a health and reproductive disorder (chronically elevated prolactin concentrations) affecting a large proportion of female African elephants in North American Zoos. Her current research is working to establish personalized heath care approaches for elephants using genetic markers. She also collaborates on a range of other projects within the National Zoo’s Endocrinology Laboratory.

Natalia Prado