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Kelly Lane-deGraaf

Associate Professor / Director, Center for One Health
Office: AB 313


  • MS – Saint Louis University
  • PhD – University of Notre Dame


  • 2020 – Saint Louis Academy of Science Outstanding Science Educator Award
  • 2019 – Biodiversity Fellow, Living Earth Consortium at Washington University in Saint Louis Bayer Fund Grant Awardee Boeing Foundation Grant Awardee Joan Goostree Stevens Excellence in Teaching Award nominee
  • 2018 – Monsanto Fund Grant Awardee Boeing Foundation Grant Awardee Fontbonne Community Connection Grant Awardee

Courses Taught

  • Disease Ecology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Population Genetics
  • Biology Senior Capstone
  • Undergraduate Research

Scholarly Interests

  • Disease Ecology
  • One Health
  • Population Genetics
  • Urban Ecology
  • Mammals
  • Parasites
  • Human-Wildlife Interactions



Deem SL, Lane-deGraaf, KE, Rayhel, EJ. 2019. Introduction to One Health: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Planetary Health. Wiley Publishing.

In Review:

Graham, C, Akitani, P, King, C, Macklin, B, Wiegmann, H, Jaouni, A, Metzger, A, Rujawitz, J, Hollander, O, Lane-deGraaf, KE. Socioeconomic drivers of antibiotic resistance in urban parks. (PLoS One).

Lane-deGraaf, KE. Fine-scale genetic structure in raccoons (Procyon lotor) shaped by anthropologic actions. (Journal of Evolutionary Biology).

Nguyen, B, Smith, L, Pelker, Z, Lane-deGraaf, KE. Insect repellant and its effect on urban wildlife foraging. (Wildlife Biology).


Thompson, LR, Sanders JG, McDonald D, et al. 2018. A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity. Nature 551(7681): 457-463. DOI: 10.1038/nature24621

Klegarth, AR, Sanders, S, Gloss, A, Lane-deGraaf, KE, Jones-Engel, L, Fuentes, A, Hollocher, H. 2017. Investigating biogeographic boundaries of the Sunda Shelf: a phylogenetic analysis of two island populations of Macaca fascicularis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 163(4): 658-670. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23235

Wilcox, JS, Lane-deGraaf, KE, Fuentes, A, Hollocher, H. 2015. Comparative community-level associations of helminth infections and microparasite shedding in wild long-tailed macaques in Bali, Indonesia. Parasitology 143(3): 1-10. DOI: 10.1017/S0031182014001462.

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Amish, SA, Gardipee, F, Jolles, A, Luikart, G, Ezenwa, VO. 2014. Signatures of natural and unnatural selection: evidence from an immune system gene in African buffalo. Conservation Genetics 16(2): 289-300. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-014-0658-0

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Fuentes, A, Hollocher, H. 2014. Landscape genetics reveals genetic structure at small geographic scale in long-tailed macaques. Landscape Ecology 29(9) DOI:10.1007/s10980-014-0069-0

Lane-deGraaf, KE, Arta Putra, IGA, Wandia, IN, Rompis, A, Hollocher, H, Fuentes, A. 2014. Human behavior and opportunitites for parasite transmission in communitities surrounding long-tailed macaque populations in Bali, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology 76(2): 159-167. DOI: 10.1002/ajp22218


2019 Raccoons and Racism: How injustice shapes our environment. Current Conversations Series. St. Charles City-County Library.

2019 Citizen Science & Scientists. Girl Scout Council of Eastern Missouri.

2019 Why St. Louis? Racoons and Environmental Racism. S. Annette Moran Faculty Research Forum, Fontbonne University.

2019 The Population Genetics of Environmental Racism. Living Earth Consortium Speaker Series, Washington University in St. Louis.

2018 Greatest Threats to Planetary Health – a One Health Perspective. Washington University in St. Louis.

2018 Raccoons and Racism: Research as Social Justice. Teaching for Social Justice and Democracy Speaker Species, Fontbonne University.

2018 Research as Teaching: What Motivates Undergraduates?. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Fontbonne University.

2019 Lane-deGraaf, KE. Population genetics, disease dynamics, and environmental racism: a look at urban raccoons. Ecological Society of America & United States Society for Ecological Economics Joint Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

2019 Lane-deGraaf, KE. Raccoons as a proxy for primates: challenges of primatology at small liberal arts schools. Midwest Primate Interest Group Annual Meeting, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.

2018 Lane-deGraaf, KE. Environmental racism and wildlife: the DNA remembers. Primary Source: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory and Identity. St. Louis, MO.

2018 Lane-deGraaf, KE. Research as teaching: What motivates undergraduates? 19th Annual Midwest Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Indiana University, South Bend, IN.

2017 Cooksey, M, Reedy, K, Picciolo, M, Gal A, and Lane-deGraaf, KE. Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) genetic & parasite networks shaped by human land use Midwest Primate Interest Group Annual Meeting, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

2016 Carel, Z, Kubowicz, N, Carroll, D, Lane-deGraaf, KE. p-Hacking in primatology. International Primatology Society/American Society of Primatologists Joint Meeting, Chicago, IL.

2016 Inaugural One Health Conference, Ecological Context of One Health Panel Member, Hosted by Washington University School of Medicine and the Saint Louis Zoo.

2016 Hosts, Parasites, and Urban Wealth. Colloquium Speaker at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Recent Conference Podium Presentations

Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Primate Interest Group Advisory Panel
  • Ecological Society of America
  • One Health Action Team
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • American Society of Parasitologists
  • Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Group


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