Kathryn Graves, Ph.D

Assistant Clinical Professor
Director of Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory

Phone (859) 218-1193
Fax (859) 257-5169

1400 Nicholasville Road
Lexington KY 40546

Professional Profile


2010 to present - Assistant Clinical  Professor, University of Kentucky, Director- Animal Genetic Testing and  Research Lab.

2005-2010 - Assistant Research  Professor, University of Kentucky, Director-Animal Genetic Testing and Research  Lab.

1986-2005 - Assistant Research Professor, University of Kentucky, Supervisor-Red  Cell Typing and Genetic Research Sections, Equine Parentage Laboratory.

1981-1983 - Graduate Research Assistant, Cornell University.

Professional Society Membership

International Society for Animal Genetics


Dietert, RR, MA Qureshi, KA Trembicki. Developmental expression of chicken fetal antigen on peritoneal macrophage: Implications for hematopoietic differentiation. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 172:84, 1983.

Qureshi, MA, KA Trembicki, JV Jackson, PE Borenstein,RR Dietert. Quail fetal antigen (QFA): Identification and comparison with chicken fetal antigen. Develop. Comp. Immunol. 7:325, 1983.

Trembicki, KA, MA Qureshi, RR Dietert. Avian peritoneal exudate cells: A comparison of stimulation protocols. Develop. Comp. Immunol.8:395, 1984.

Trembicki, KA, MA Qureshi, RR Dietert. Differentiation properties of avian tumor cell lines: Analysis using chicken  fetal antigen and other markers. Cancer Research 44:2616, 1984.

Trembicki, KA, RR Dietert. Chicken developmental antigens: Analysis of erythroid populations with monoclonal antibodies. J Exp. Zoo.235:127, 1985.

Trembicki, KA, MA Qureshi, RR Dietert. Monoclonal antibodies  reactive to chicken peritoneal macrophages. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol., 183:28, 1986.

Goodloe, RB, RJ Warren, EG Cothran, SP Bratton, KA Trembicki.Genetic variation and its management applications in Eastern United States feral horses. J. Wildlife Manage. 55(3):412, 1991.

Cummings, JF, A deLahunta, HO Mohammed, TJ Divers, B Valentine, BA Summers, BJ Cooper, DF Holmes, KA Trembicki. Equine  Motor Neuron Disease: A new neurologic disorder. Equine Practice. 13(9):15, 1991.

Lear , TL, KT Graves, RB Ennis. Identification of equine chromosomes in horse-mouse somatic cell hybrids. Cytogen. and Cell Genetics. 61:58, 1992.

Cummings, JF, A deLahunta, BA Summers, HO Mohammed, TJ Divers, BA Valentine, K Trembicki-Graves. Eosinophiliccytoplasmic inclusions in sporadic equine motor neuron disease: an electron microscopic study. Acta Neuropath. 85:291, 1993.

Mohammed, HO, JF Cummings, TJ Divers, B Valentine, A deLahunta, B Summers, BRH Farrow, KA Trembicki-Graves. Risk factors associated with Equine Motor Neuron Disease: A possible model forhuman MND. Neurology 43:966, 1993.

Maury, WJ,S Carpenter, KT Graves, B Cheseboro. Cellular and viral specificity of Equine Infectious Anemia Virus Tat transactivation. Virology 200, 632-642, 1994.

Bailey, E.G., KT Graves, EG Cothran, R. Reed, TL Lear, RB Ennis. Synteny mapping horse microsatellite markers using heterohybridoma panel. Animal Genetics 26: 177-180,1995.

Mellersh, CS, KT Graves, B McLaughlin, RB Ennis, L Pettitt,  M Vaudin, KC Barnett.   Mutation In HSF4 Associated With Early But Not  Late-Onset Hereditary Cataract In The Boston Terrier. Journal of Heredity  98(5):531-533, 2007.

Graves, KT, PJ Henney and RB  Ennis.  Partial Deletion of the LAMA3 gene is responsible for hereditary  junctional epidermolysis bullosa in the American Saddlebred Horse. Animal Genetics 40(1):35-41, 2009.

Curriculum Vitae



1985; Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1980; BS, magna cum laude, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Areas of Interest

equine research, genetics and genomics