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School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
17101 Pt. Lena Loop Rd.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 796-5465

Kendall Mashburn

Marine Biology

Research Overview

Kendall Mashburn, Science Program Coordinator at the Alaska SeaLife Center and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, has over 18 years experience working both with animals and in the field of endocrine physiology. To date, she has investigated both stress and reproduction in over 65 species of mammals, fish, birds and invertebrates. She spent 11 years with the Conservation and Reseach Center at the Smithsonian Institution studying reproductive and stress physiology in endangered species. Her recent work with the ASLC includes season, gender and age specific adrenal, reproductive and metabolic endocrine physiology in the Steller sea lion.


Mashburn, K.L. and Atkinson, S.A. (2007). Variability in leptin and adrenal response in juvenile Steller sea lions to ACTH in different seasons. In Review: Gen. Comp. Endocrinol.

Greig, D. J., Mashburn, K., Rutishauser, M, Gulland, F., Williams, T., Atkinson, S. (2006). Seasonal changes in circulating progesterone and estrogen concentrations in the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) In Press: J. Mammol.

Mashburn, K.L., and Atkinson, S.A (2007). Seasonal and predator influences on adrenal function in adult Steller sea lions: Gender matters. Gen Comp. Endocrinol. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2006.08.009.

Richmond, J.P., Burns, J.M., Rea, L.D., Mashburn, K.L. (2005). Postnatal ontogeny and hematology in free-ranging Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 141:240-247.

Mashburn, K.L. and Atkinson, S. (2004) Evaluation of adrenal function in serum and feces of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus): influences of molt, gender, sample storage, and age on glucocorticoid metabolism. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 136:371-381.