Dr. Kelly Lane-deGraaf

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Anheuser-Busch Hall 313


Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011
M.S., Saint Louis University, 2002
B.S., University of Denver, 1999

Courses Taught

Conservation Biology

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Research Area/ Scholarly Interest

My research centers on examining how both direct and indirect human actions alter the evolution of host-parasite interactions in urban wildlife populations. Specifically, my work focuses on urban primate populations in Southeast Asia and Missouri raccoon populations and examines both direct (e.g. pet keeping, hunting) and indirect (e.g. landscape alterations) anthropogenic effects on host population structure, parasite-mediated selection, behavior, and spatiotemporal patterns of parasite community structure and transmission.

Selected Publications

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Amish, SA, Gardipee, F, Jolles, A, Luikart, G, Ezenwa, VO. (in press) Signatures of natural and unnatural selection: evidence from an immune system gene in African buffalo. Conservation Genetics

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Fuentes, A, Hollocher, H. 2014. Landscape genetics reveals genetic structure at small geographic scale in long-tailed macaques. Landscape Ecology DOI:10.1007/s10980-014-0069-0

Lane-deGraaf, KE, RC Kennedy, GR Madey, Fuentes, A, Hollocher, H. 2013. Exploring the use of agent-based models in understanding patterns of pathogen transmission. BMC Ecology 13:36. DOI:10.1186/1472-6785-13-35

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Hollocher, H, Fuentes, A. 2013. Balinese perceptions of pathogen exposure in human communities surrounding long-tailed macaque populations. American Journal of Primatology DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22218

Conference Presentations
2013 Hollocher, H, Lane-deGraaf, KE, Fuentes, A. Annual Meetings of American Society of Naturalists, Society for the Study of Evolution, and Society of Systematic Biologists, Snowbird, UT.

2013 Lane-deGraaf, KE, Amish, S, Gardipee, F, Jolles, A, Luikart, G, and Ezenwa, V. 23rd Annual Molecular Parasitology and Vector Biology Symposium, Athens, GA.

2013 Lane-deGraaf, KE, Amish, S, Gardipee, F, Jolles, A, Luikart, G, and Ezenwa, V. EEID PI Meeting, Athens, GA.

2013 Lane-deGraaf, KE. Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Annual Conference, State College, PA.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Parasitologists
American Society of Primatologists
Ecological Society of America
Midwest Primate Interest Group
Society for the Study of Evolution

Faculty Fun Fact:

I knit insects and other critters, many of which are on display in my office.

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