Garrett Graham

Garrett Graham

Climate Data Analyst Phone: +1 828.350.2014 Email:


Dr. Garrett Graham joined NCICS in October 2019 as a Climate Data Analyst (Research Associate). He earned his BS in mathematics and physics from the University of Richmond, which he attended on an Ethyl and Albemarle Science Scholarship. He went on to complete his PhD in bioengineering in the lab of Dr. Jeff Hasty at the University of California San Diego. While at UCSD, he focused on engineering biosensors to study genome-wide transcriptional dynamics in bacteria.

Currently, Dr. Graham is focused on updating and improving one of the National Center for Environmental Information's (NCEI) oceanographic temperature records, known as the Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) data set. He maintains his interest in quantitative biology and plans to integrate his background in it with his work in climate science.

Dr. Graham grew up in the Asheville area and is glad to be back and working on meaningful scientific projects. He enjoys mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, and the Blue Ridge Mountains.



Graham, G., N. Csicsery, E. Stasiowski, G. Thouvenin, W. H. Mather, M. Ferry, S. Cookson, and J. Hasty, 2020: Genome-scale transcriptional dynamics and environmental biosensing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, 3301–3306,

Other publications:

Bleak, C., H. Bowman, A. Gordon Lynch, Graham, G., J. Hughes, F. Matucci, and E. Sapir, 2013: Centralizers in the R. Thompson group V-sub-n. Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics, 7(4), 821-865.

Graham, G. C. and O. Lipan, 2011: The effect of coupled stochastic processes in a two-state biochemical switch. Journal of biological physics, 37(4), 441-462.

Cates, J., G. C. Graham, N. Omattage, E. Pavesich, I. Setliff, J. Shaw, and O. Lipan, 2011: Sensing the heat stress by Mammalian cells. BMC biophysics, 4(1), 16.