Ashley Boggs

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road
Phone: 843.460.9789
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Ph.D., 2011, Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida

B.S., 2005, Zoology, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Vertebrate endocrinology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multi-hormone assessment using mass spectrometry
  • Measurement method development using non-lethal and non-invasive sampling

Current research projects

  • Endocrine assessment of reproduction and stress in remotely collected blubber from marine mammals
  • Steroids in fish mucus as an alternative method for brood stock assessment/selection
  • Thyroid disruption in the American alligator
  • Standardization and harmonization of endocrine measurements


  • Galligan, T.M, L.H. Schwacke, W.E, McFee, A.S.P. Boggs (2018) Evidence for Stress Steroid Metabolism by Marine Mammal Blubber. Marine Biology. 165, 114
  • Galligan, T.M., L.H. Schwacke, D.S. Houser, R.S. Wells, T. Rowles, A.S.P. Boggs (2018) Characterization of Circulating Steroid Hormone Profiles in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). General and Comparative Endocrinology. 263, 80-91.
  • Boggs, A.S.P., T.B. Schock, L.H. Schwacke, T.M. Galligan, J.S. Morey, W.E. McFee, J.R. Kucklick, (2017) Rapid and reliable steroid hormone profiling in Tursiops truncatus blubber using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 409, 5019-5029.
  • Boggs, A.S.P., J.A. Bowden, T.M. Galligan, L.J. Guillette Jr., J.R. Kucklick (2016) Development of a Multi-class Steroid Hormone Screening Method using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 408, 4179-4190.
  • Boggs, A.S.P., H.J. Hamlin, J.C. Nifong, B.L. Kassim, R.H. Lowers, T.M. Galligan, S.E. Long, L.J. Guillette Jr. (2016) Urinary iodine and stable isotope analysis to examine habitat influences on thyroid hormones among coastal dwelling American alligators. General and Comparative Endocrinology 226, 5-13.
  • Long, S.E., B.L. Catron, A.S.P. Boggs, S. Tai and S.A. Wise (2016) Development of standard reference materials to support assessments of iodine status in nutrition and human health. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 104 Suppl 3, 902S-6S.
  • Gunderson, M.P., M.A. Pickett, J.T. Martin, E.J. Hulse, S.S. Smith, L.A. Smith, R.M. Campbell, R.H. Lowers, A.S.P. Boggs, L.J. Guillette Jr. (2016) Variations in hepatic biomarkers in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from three sites in Florida, USA. Chemosphere 155, 180-187.
  • Bowden, J.A., T.M. Cantu, R.W. Chapman, S.E. Somerville, M.P. Guillette, H. Botha, A. Hoffman, W.J. Luus-Powell, W.J. Smit, J. Lebepe, J. Myburgh, D. Govender, J. Tucker, A.S.P. Boggs, L.J. Guillette Jr. (2016) Predictive Blood Chemistry Parameters for Pansteatitis-Affected Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). PLoS One 11(4): e0153874.
  • Bowden, J.A., S.E. Somerville, T.M. Cantu · M.P. Guillette, H. Botha, A.S.P. Boggs, W. Luus-Powell, L.J. Guillette Jr. (2016) On-Site Detection of Pansteatitis in Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) using a Portable Lipid-Based Analyzer Analytical Methods 8, 6631-6635.
  • McCoy, K.A., A.M. Roark, A.S.P. Boggs, J.A. Bowden, L. Cruze, T.M. Edwards, H.J. Hamlin, T.M. Cantu, J.A. McCoy, N.A. McNabb, A.G. Wenzel, C.E. Williams, S. Kohno (2016), Integrative and comparative reproductive biology: from alligators to xenobiotics. General and Comparative Endocrinology 238, 23-31.