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Katarina Medger is a zoologist and reproductive biologist with a particular interest in non-model small mammal species. She is a postdoc in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky, where she works on the spiny mouse, a rodent which can regenerate wounds without scar tissue, and which was recently found to menstruate. Originally from Germany, Katarina studied and subsequently, conducted research in South Africa as a postdoc and researcher before moving to the University of Kentucky. Her research interests are focused on the environmental and social factors that influence reproduction in mammals. She is also committed to furthering minimally and non-invasive methods to study animal physiology. Outside of the laboratory, Katarina loves to swim, walk her two dogs, and do craft projects at home.