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Nadine Stewart J Lysiak, PhD

Nadine Stewart J Lysiak, PhD

Research Scientist
Wildlife & Ocean Health, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life


PhD, Marine Science, Boston University, 2009
BA, Biology & History, Gustavus Adolphus College, 2003


Nadine Lysiak joined the Wildlife and Ocean Health Program as a Research Scientist in 2023. Dr. Lysiak’s research examines large whale ecophysiology; investigating feeding and migration patterns, reproduction, and stress physiology through chemical analysis of baleen plates – unique filter feeding structures found in the mouth of mysticete whales. This work helps inform our understanding of animal health and response to stressors, as well as conservation and management plans for threatened species. She has 20 years experience in North Atlantic right whale and bowhead whale field and laboratory studies, as well as undergraduate marine science education.




Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life

Through pioneering conservation research and strategic partnerships, our team of 40 scientists works to combat the unprecedented impacts on the ocean from climate change and other human activities.