CORRIE MOREAU

Corrie Moreau, Ph.D.

Moreau7crop photo by Roberto Keller-Perez Research Interests

  • Evolutionary diversification
  • Ant/Insect macroevolution
  • Host-associated microbes
  • Molecular systematics and phylogenomics
  • Biogeography of insects
  • Ant-plant and ant-bacteria symbioses
  • Climate change in rainforests
  • Coevolution of ant-associated gut bacteria
  • Scientific education and outreach
  • Increasing diversity in the sciences

Positions

– Associate Curator (tenured), Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Science and Education (2014 – Forward)
– Assistant Curator (tenure-track), Field Museum of Natural History, Department of Science and Education (2008 – 2014)
– Faculty Member & Lecturer, University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology (2008 – Forward)
– Miller Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology & Environmental Science, Policy and Management Departments (2007-2008)

Education

– Ph.D. Harvard University (2003 – 2007)
– M.A. San Francisco State University/California Academy of Sciences (2000 – 2003)
– B.S. San Francisco State University (1996 – 2000)

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I am interested in the origin, evolution, and adaptation of species and maintenance of symbioses, and in particular, how different factors may influence patterns of diversification.  More specifically I am interested in how we can use molecular methods, next-generation sequencing, and comparative genomics to address these questions.

Teasing apart the factors that have lead to the prolific diversity of the ants is an active line of research in my lab.  From the rise of the flowering plants, associations ants have with other insects and plants, to their microbial community are all potential underlying factors that may have facilitated their ecological dominance in almost all terrestrial ecosystems.

Molecular phylogenetics and phylogenomics are powerful tools for inferring the evolutionary history and diversification of biodiversity.  By using diverse tools and analytical methods I am working to understand the macroevolutionary factors that have facilitated the evolutionary success of insects and shaped their biogeographic distributions.

By uncovering the diversity and putative function of host-associated microbes we may begin to understand how these interactions are driving the evolution of both partners.  Much of my research focuses on gut-associated bacteria in the ants.  By coupling this information with data on diet, trophic ecology, evolutionary history and biogeography, I hope to gain a better understanding of how intimate interactions influence patterns of diversity.

Moreover I am also currently pursuing research focusing on understanding biogeographic patterns and historical processes that have shaped distributions of ants in the lowland tropical rainforests of Australia, within the Neotropics, and between the Nearctic and Neotropics on both the evolutionary and contemporary timescales.  Using information about current species distributions, genetic diversity, the impact of invasive ants, evolutionary history, and endosymbiotic bacterial communities I hope understand how past climate change has impacted current species and if this information can better inform us to protect biodiversity.

Ultimately I am interested in teasing apart the evolutionary history of social insects and their gut-associated microbes and using this information to better understand the broad-scale evolutionary patterns of life.

I also believe strongly in scientific education and outreach (please visit our Scientific Education and Outreach webpage here).  For me this spans teaching university courses to directly supervising students at all educational levels to interacting with other educational programs to working with local school children to creating and being involved in online and digital learning resources for all ages.  I have also recently founded a Field Museum Women In Science group.  Engaging students at all educational levels and the public more generally is an important aspect of sharing science for me.

Graduate students interested in joining my lab are encouraged to apply to the University of Chicago’s Committee on Evolutionary Biology. There are also postdoctoral, volunteer and intern opportunities in my lab through the Field Museum of Natural History (see the bottom of our Home page for more information).

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CV

Corrie Saux Moreau
Field Museum of Natural History
Department of Science and Education                                      Office: (312) 665-7743
Division of Insects                                                                      FAX: (312) 665-7754
1400 South Lake Shore Drive                                                    Email: cmoreau@fieldmuseum.org
Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA                                                      Website: http://www.moreaulab.org

Born: New Orleans, Louisiana; U.S. Citizen

Positions

(2014 – Forward) Associate Curator (tenured), Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL in the Department of Zoology, Division of Insects.
(2008 – 2014) Assistant Curator (tenure-track), Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL in the Department of Zoology, Division of Insects.
(2008 – Forward) Faculty Member & Lecturer, University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Chicago, IL.
(2007 – 2008) Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley in the Integrative Biology / Environmental Science, Policy & Management Departments.

Education

(2003 – 2007) Ph.D. Harvard University. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Dissertation project on the evolution and diversification of ants. Advisors: Drs. Naomi E. Pierce and Edward O. Wilson.
(2000 – 2003) M.A. San Francisco State University / California Academy of Sciences. Biology, Ecology and Systematics. Master’s thesis project on the molecular phylogeny of Dracula ants. Advisors: Drs. Greg S. Spicer and Brian L. Fisher.
(1996 – 2000) B.S. San Francisco State University. Biology, Zoology concentration, Entomology emphasis.

Publications

(For PDF copies of all publications please visit the Publications page)

Peer-Reviewed

Wills, B. D., Moreau, C. S., Wray, B. D., Hoffmann, B. D. & Suarez, A. V. (2014). Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113:423-438.
Muscedere, M. L., Gronenberg, W., Moreau, C. S. & Traniello, J. F. A. (2014) Investment in higher order central processing regions is not constrained by brain size in social insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140217.
Winston, M. E., Hampton Marcel, J., Zarraonaindia,, I., Owens, S. M., Moreau, C. S., Gilbert, J. A., Hartsel, J., Kennedy, S. J., & Gibbons, S. M. (2014) Understanding cultivar-specificity and soil determinants of the Cannabis microbiome. PLOS ONE 9(6): e99641.
Hu, Y., Łukasik, P., Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. A. (2014) Correlates of gut community composition across an ant species (Cephalotes varians) elucidate causes and consequences of symbiotic variability. Molecular Ecology 23: 1284-1300.
Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D. (2013). Testing the museum versus cradle biological diversity hypothesis: Phylogeny, diversification, and ancestral biogeographic range evolution of the ants. Evolution 67(8): 2240-2257.
Kautz S., Rubin B. E. R. & Moreau C. S. (2013) Bacterial infections across the ants: Frequency and prevalence of Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, and Asaia. Invited paper for a special issue of “Ants and their Parasites” in Psyche 2013: e936341.
Johnson, R. A., Overson, R. P. & Moreau, C. S. (2013) A new species of seed-harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex hoelldobleri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from the Mohave and Sonoran deserts of North America. Zootaxa 3646(3): 201-227.
Moreau, C. S., Wray, B. D., Czekanski-Moir, J. E., & Rubin, B. E. R. (2013). DNA preservation: A test of commonly used preservatives for insects. Invertebrate Systematics 27: 81-86.
Kautz S., Rubin B. E. R., Russell, J. A. & Moreau C. S. (2013). Surveying the microbiome of ants: Comparing 454 pyrosequencing with traditional methods to uncover bacterial diversity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79(2): 525-534.
Russell, J. A., Funaro, C. F., Giraldo, Y. M., Goldman-Huertas, B., Suh, D., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S. & Pierce, N. E. (2012). A veritable menagerie of heritable bacteria from ants, butterflies, and beyond: Broad molecular surveys and a systematic review. PLOS ONE: 7(12): e51027.
Kautz, S., Ballhorn, D. J., Kroiß, J., Pauls, S. U., Moreau, C. S., Eilmus, S., Strohm, E. & Heil, M. (2012). Host plant use by competing acacia-ants: Mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts. PLOS ONE 7(5): e37691.
Rubin, B. E. R., Ree, R. H. & Moreau, C. S. (2012). Inferring phylogenies from RAD sequence data. PLOS ONE 7(4) e33394.
Anderson, K. E., Russell, J. A., Moreau, C. S., Kautz, S., Sullam, K., Hu, Y., Basinger, U., Mott,  B. M., Buck, N. & Wheeler, D. E. (2012). Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology 21: 2282-2296. [Cover image]
Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D. (2011). Fossil cross-validation of the dated ant phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Americana 117: 127-133.
Sarnet, E. M. & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Biogeography and morphological evolution in a Pacific island ant radiation. Molecular Ecology 20: 114-130.
Moreau, C. S. (2011). What do molecular clocks tell us about the evolution of ants? (Invited Instant Symposium review) American Entomologist 57(1): 52-53.
Funaro, C. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S., Goldman-Huertas, B., Pierce, N. E. & Russell, J. A. (2011). Army ants and other arthropods harbor host-specific clades of Entomoplasmatales bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 346-350. [Cover image]
Kautz, S. & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Creating Encyclopedia of Life’s species pages for ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): What we have done and what remains to be done. Myrmecological News 14:69-72.
Russell, J. A.+, Moreau, C. S.+, Goldman-Huertas, B. M., Fujiwara, M., Lohman, D. J. & Pierce, N. E. (2009). Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 21236-21241.  [+ co-first authorship]
Moreau, C. S. (2009). Inferring ant evolution in the age of molecular data (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 201-210.
Russell, J. A., Goldman-Huertas, B. M., Moreau, C. S., Baldo, L., Stahlhut, J. K., Werren, J. H. & Pierce, N. E. (2009). Specialization and geographic isolation among Wolbachia symbionts from ants and Lycaenid butterflies. Evolution 63: 624-640.
Moreau, C. S. (2008). Unraveling the evolutionary history of the “hyperdiverse” ant genus Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 224-239.
Dejean, A., Moreau, C. S., Kenne, M. & Leponce, M. (2008). The raiding success of Pheidole megacephala on other ants in both its native and introduced ranges. Comptes Rendus Biologies 331: 631-635.
Canfield, M. R., Greene, E., Moreau, C. S. & Pierce, N. E. (2008). Exploring phenotypic plasticity in emerald moths: A phylogeny of the genus Nemoria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 477-487.
Dejean, A., Kenne, M. & Moreau, C. S. (2007). Predatory abilities favour the success of the invasive ant Pheidole megacephala in an introduced area. Journal of Applied Entomology 131: 625-629.
Dejean, A., Moreau, C. S., Uzac, P., Le Breton, J. & Kenne, M. (2007). The predatory behavior of Pheidole megacephala. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330: 701-709.
Moreau, C. S., Bell, C. D., Vila, R., Archibald, S. B., & Pierce, N. P. (2006). Phylogeny of the ants: Diversification in the age of angiosperms. Science 312: 101–104. [Cover image - Photo by C.S. Moreau]
Archibald, S. B., Cover, S. P. & Moreau, C. S. (2006). Bulldog ants of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands and history of the subfamily (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 487–523.
Blackburn, D. C. & Moreau, C. S. (2006). Ontogenetic diet change in the arthroleptid frog Schoutedenella xenodactyloides. Journal of Herpetology 40: 388-394.
Dejean, A., Le Breton, J., Suzzoni, J. P., Orivell, J, & Saux-Moreau*, C. (2005). Influence of interspecific competition on the recruitment behavior and liquid food transport in the tramp ant species Pheidole megacephala. Naturwissenschaften 92: 324–327.
Saux*, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S. (2004). Dracula ant phylogeny as inferred by nuclear 28S rDNA sequences and implications for ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 457–468.
Saux*, C., Simon, C. M. & Spicer, G. S. (2003). Phylogeny of the dragonfly and damselfly order Odonata as inferred by mitochondrial 12S rRNA sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96: 693–699.

Book Reviews and Editorials

Schluns, H., Moreau, C. S., Zettel, H., Schlick-Steiner, B. C., & Steiner, F. (2011). Editorial for the Ross H. Crozier Memorial Volume. Myrmecological News 15: iii-iv.
Moreau, C. S. (2010). Book review of “Anthill” by E. O. Wilson.  American Entomologist 56(4): 252.
Moreau, C. S. (2008). Invited book review of “Ants of North America: A guide to the genera” by B. L. Fisher and S. P. Cover.  Quarterly Review of Biology 83: 223.
*  I was married in September 2004 and changed my name to Corrie Saux Moreau (previously Corrie Saux). I published a paper in 2005 under a hyphenated name for continuity. All future publications will be under the name Moreau.


Awards & Honors

U.C. Berkeley – Miller Fellow. Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Fall 2007).
Harvard University.  Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.  2004 & 2006.
San Francisco State University.  Hood Recipient, highest award for a Master’s Degree thesis from the College of Science & Engineering. 2003.
San Francisco State University.  Distinguished Achievement Award for Master’s thesis research, Department of Biology. 2003.


Grants & Funding

External Funding

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Dimensions of Biodiversity (DoB) grant titled: “Dimensions: Identifying how the ecological and evolutionary interactions between host and symbiont shape holobiont biodiversity”. Lead PI in collaboration with Dr. Jacob Russell (Drexel University), Dr. Scott Powell (George Washington University), and Dr. John Wertz (Calvin College). (2015-2020).
National Science Foundation (NSF) – Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Behavioral Systems cluster grant titled: “Collaborative Research: Social selection and brain evolution in ants”. Collaborative grant with Dr. James Traniello (Boston University) and Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg (University of Arizona). (2014-2018)
National Science Foundation (NSF) – DEB Population and Community Ecology Cluster grant titled: “Inferring bacterial roles in the evolution of trophic level across the ants” in collaboration with Dr. Jacob Russell (Drexel University) (2011 – 2014).
National Geographic Society (NGS) – Committee on Research and Exploration titled “The role of historical and future climate change in shaping the distribution and evolution of rainforest ants and their endosymbiotic bacteria in Australia”.  (2014).
National Science Foundation (NSF) – Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) titled “Dissertation Research: The evolution of plant-ants: mutualism and the gut microbiome” to support research by graduate student Benjamin Rubin.  Awarded to Moreau & Rubin (2013-2014).
U.S. Department of Education – Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant titled: “Graduate Training in Evolutionary Environmental Biology”.  Collaborative grant with University of Chicago’s Committee on Evolutionary Biology: Dr. Susan Kidwell (UChicago) and Dr. Corrie Moreau (Field Museum) Co-Directors of GAANN Steering Committee.  Awarded three full-time Ph.D. student training support positions for three years (2012-2015).
Encyclopedia of Life – Biodiversity Synthesis Meeting.  Funding to support a meeting of 30 members of the ant community to facilitate research collaboration. (Fall 2009).

Foundation Funding

Negaunee Foundation – Museonomics – a new era of genomics in understanding and using scientific museum collections. (2014).
Negaunee Foundation – What can we learn from museum specimens? Cataloging collections at the Field Museum. (2013).
Negaunee Foundation – Ant symbioses in Costa Rican rainforests. (2012).
The Grainger Foundation – Comparative Genomics of Ant-Plant Mutualisms (2011).
Negaunee Foundation – Ant Diversity, Biogeography and Conservation in the Florida Keys  (2010).
The Grainger Foundation – Ant Species Diversity and Bacterial Endosymbiosis (2010).
Bertha Lebus Foundation – Exploring Ant Genomics (2010).
Women’s Board Field Dreams – Support for research in the Australian Wet Tropics (2009).
Marshall Field Fund – Support of several field collecting trips to Australia, Peru and Florida Keys (2009-2013).

Postdoctoral Funding

Miller Fellow at U.C. Berkeley.  Awarded for up to three years of salary and research support for postdoctoral research as a Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Postdoctoral Fellow (Fall 2007).
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Awarded for up to two years of salary support for postdoctoral research at a University of California campus.  (Declined).


Teaching Experience

University of Chicago.  Reconstructing the Tree of Life: An introduction to phylogenetics. Co-taught lecture and computer laboratory with Dr. Richard Ree.  Autumn 2009, 2011, 2013.
The Ant Course.  Invited instructor (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and teaching assistant (2002, 2003) in USA, Venezuela, Borneo, Uganda, and Peru for this field based course.
Harvard University.  Molecular Ecology and Evolution.  Graduate teaching fellow for Dr. Scott V. Edwards.  2006.
Harvard University.  Animal Behavior.  Graduate teaching fellow for Dr. Naomi E. Pierce.  2004.
San Francisco State University.  Molecular Techniques in Ecology and Evolution.  Graduate teaching assistant for Dr. Greg S. Spicer.  2001.
San Francisco State University.  Insect Taxonomy.  Graduate teaching assistant for Dr. John E. Hafernik.  2001.
San Francisco State University.  General Entomology.  Student teaching assistant for Dr. Stan C. Williams.  2001.
San Francisco State University.  Medical Entomology.  Student teaching assistant for Dr. Stan C. Williams.  2000.


Scientific Education Outreach

(also please visit our Outreach page)

Video interview for Fields of Thought series (June 2014): http://www.fieldmuseum.org/multimedia/video-fields-thought
Featured on The Brain Scoop YouTube channel for a video titled “Romantic Ants” (February 2014): http://youtu.be/hWWw3SHCIAw
Invited panel participant “Evolution of Evolution: Darwin’s Impact on Natural Science” for the Lookingglass Theater’s “In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story” play about Charles and Emma Darwin: http://lookingglasstheatre.org/event_page/in-the-garden-a-darwinian-love-story/
Lead scientific tours for the Field Museum’s Dozin’ with the Dinos overnight program (2014).
Provided photographs, scientific content, video, and interviewed for Science News iPad article: “It’s alive: Turtle ants have just one trick, but it’s a good one” (September 2013).
Participated in a freely available online video discussion on the host-microbes and the hologenome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNHl0abqhEk
Guest blog post on Your Wild Life “Not all bugs in your home are bad”: http://www.yourwildlife.org/2013/05/not-all-the-bugs-in-your-home-are-bad/
Created a double-sided “Ants of the Florida Keys” poster and list of K-12 educator resources that comply with the US national Next Generation Science Standards, so teachers can extend the use of the poster for teaching about biodiversity, ecology and evolution in the classroom.  These resources were mailed to over 350 K-12 science teachers in southern Florida and the Chicago region (March 2013). Download a copy of the poster and teaching resources on our Outreach page.
Blog interview for Cool Science Job in Chicago (March 2013): http://letubeu.com/2013/02/26/coming-soon-cool-science-job-in-chicago-studying-ants-at-the-field-museum/
Lead workshop and lecture for the Youth Design Team academic course offered through the Field Museum (October 2012).  This course for academic credit gives students in 10th – 12th grade from across the Chicago region the opportunity to actively participate in science, museum studies, and exhibit design.
Interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for an article about urban ant collecting and citizen science (July 2012): http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-citizen-sci-ants-20120727,0,433557.story
Interviewed for NPR’s News Blog “The Two Way” about the NPR AntCam (May 2012): http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/18/153035706/fungus-fruit-flies-old-age-its-the-end-times-for-nprs-antcam
Video interview for Field Museum Women’s Board “Women in Science” programs (April 2012): http://vimeo.com/42737450
Content contributor for “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention” public museum exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History (open May 2012 – December 2012).
Radio interview for Chicago radio station (101.9 fm) on “MIX Matters” (April 2012): http://www.wtmx.com/podcasts/mixmatters/20120417-The_Romance_of_Ants_at_the_Field_Museum_with_curator_Dr._Corrie_Moreau.mp3
Content advisor for the Field Museum freely available iPhone application “Specimania” (November 2011): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/specimania/id480234800?mt=8
Video interview for the Field Museum’s “The Field Revealed” series on “Turtle ants” (September 2011): http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/multimedia/video-turtle-ants -or- http://vimeo.com/29457507.
Interviewed for the “Science at FMNH” podcast series (August 2011): http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/sciencepodcasts
Gave a tour and presentation to high school teachers-in-training as part of the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) (June 2011).
Gave scientific tours of the Field Museum’s Insect Collections and DNA Discovery Center to two groups of students for the CIMBY High School Science Summit (May 2011).
Participated in the IMLS funded “Parents as Educators” workshop series “Investigations into Science” sponsored by the Field Museum’s Education Department (April 2011).
Gave seminar on teaching evolution in the classroom to elementary high school teachers as part of the Early Elementary Science Partnership (E2SP) program (March 2011).
CoolHub Global Science Seminar presentation for STEM teaching and learning.  Online, realtime, interactive presentation to high school students from around the world titled “Ants, DNA, and Bacteria, Oh My!” (October 2010): http://coolhub.imsa.edu/cybercollab/web/global-science-seminar/public-view-of-project
Lead curator for “The Romance of Ants” public museum exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History (open July 2010 – October 2012 – over 500,000 visitors to exhibit): http://fieldmuseum.org/happening/exhibits/romance-ants  -and-  Download a copy of the graphic novel here.
Featured Scientist for the Field Museum’s Expeditions website which included creating three short videos about my research and ants and climate change (January – March 2010): http://expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/australian-ants
Held workshop for Field Museum undergraduates, interns, and volunteers on applying to graduate school in the sciences (November 2008; July 2009; July 2010; July 2011).
Gave a lecture and participated in the short film created for the exhibit for the FMNH Museology Course for middle school students from Chicago area schools (January 2010).
Gave lecture and lead tour to the summer 2010 “High School Transformation Project” Chicago public high school science interns – June 2010.
Gave two lectures for the FMNH-AAAS Middle School Summit on Evolution to promote science education to middle school students from Chicago inner city schools (January 2009).
Participated in the AAAS “Breakfast with Scientists” event to encourage retention of high school students in science careers (January 2009).
Gave four lectures to minority public high school students at Oakland (California) Leadership Public Schools College Park titled “What do scientists do and how do you become one” (October 2008).
Gave a lecture to the DePaul STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) advancement program to 25 minority students at Truman College in collaboration with DePaul College (September 2008).
Served on a faculty panel for the University of Chicago’s Ethics course for all Biology graduate students (April 2010).
Answer questions from the general public as an “expert” on Antweb’s AntAsk blog (http://www.antweb.org/antblog/).
Participated on several occasions in the “Talk to the Scientist” hour in the Field Museum’s pubic exhibit DNA Discovery Center.
Lead tours of Field Museum’s scientific collections and/or DNA laboratory for many university, high school, and donor groups.
Participated in the Year of Science “Zine-a-thon Contest” 2009 as a Judge: http://www.yearofscience2009.org/about/zine-judges.html


Professional Service to Discipline

    Editorial Board – Editorial Boards:
Editorial Board – Section Editor, PLOS ONE journal 2013–present.
Editorial Board – Academic Editor, PLOS ONE journal 2009–present.
Editorial Board – Editorial Board Member, Molecular Ecology journal 2014 – present.
Editorial Board – Editorial Board Member, Molecular Ecology Resources journal 2014 – present.
Editorial Board – Editorial Board Member, Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal 2015 – present.
Editorial Board – Review Editor, Frontiers In Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, and Systematics journal 2013–present.
Editorial Board – Review Editor, Frontiers In Systems Microbiology journal 2013–present.
Editorial Board – Subject Editor, Ecography journal 2014–present.
Editorial Board – Subject Editor, Myrmecological News journal 2011–present.
Editorial Board – Editor, Halteres journal 2013–present.
Editorial Board – Editor, Axios Review (an independent peer-review service) 2013–present.
    Scientific Society Service:
Elected to the Council for the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) 2014–2017.
Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). Membership Committee member 2009–2010.
Entomological Society of America annual meeting student competition moderator and judge 2007 & 2011; symposium moderator 2013.
Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). Graduate Student Award Competition judge. 2013.
Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) member 2012–present.
Organized and hosted the following symposium at a scientific conference: “Biogeography, macroecology and macroevolutionary dynamics of social insects” at the International Union for the Study of Social Insects in Queensland, Australia (2014).
    Scientific Community Service:
Curator of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) (Formicidae – ants). 2009–present.
Curator of Florida Keys Ants on Antweb (http://www.antweb.org/floridakeys.jsp) 2011–present.
Curator of Queensland Australia Ants on Antweb (http://www.antweb.org/queensland.jsp) 2011–present.
Chicago Area Joint Ant Lab Meetings – Organize and host yearly scientific meetings of ant/social insect researchers (undergraduates through professors) from across the greater Chicago/Midwest area (usually 20-50 attendees) 2011–2013.
Expert on Antweb’s AntAsk blog (http://www.antweb.org/antblog/), where we field questions from ~200 people per year. 2010–2014.
Formicidae Barcode of Life participant. 2008–present.
Global Ant Project (GAP), oversight committee member (http://gap.entclub.org/). 2008–present.
Global Ant Project (GAP), organized, hosted, and obtained funding for a meeting of 30 ant biologists as part of an Encyclopedia of Life Biodiversity Synthesis Meeting. 2009.
NSF Grant Panel officer:  February 2011 & April 2012.
NSF invited workshop participant: July 2011 (São Carlos, Brazil); November 2011 (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).


Invited Seminars

Michigan State University – Department of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior. September 2014.
Northeastern Illinois University – Student Center for Science Engagement. September 2014.
Purdue University – Department of Entomology seminar. March 2014.
University of New Orleans – Department of Biology seminar. February 2014.
University of Vermont – Department of Biology seminar. September 2013.
North Carolina State University – Department of Entomology invited graduate student seminar speaker. May 2013.
George Washington University – Department of Biology seminar. April 2013.
James Cook University, Australia – School of Marine and Tropical Biology. February 2013.
University of Michigan – Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seminar. December 2012.
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Department of Entomology seminar. November 2012.
University of Kansas – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Distinguished Michener Speaker. October 2012.
Rockefeller University – Laboratory of Insect Social Evolution seminar. September 2012.
University of California, Berkeley – Symposium honoring Dr. Craig Moritz. May 2012.
University of Central Florida – Department of Biology seminar. March 2012.
Earlham College – Department of Biology seminar. March 2012.
University of California, Riverside – Department of Biology seminar.  February 2012.
Pennsylvania State University – Department of Entomology seminar. January 2012.
Plenary (Keynote) Lecture at Australasian Evolution Society meetings, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  September 2011.
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science (UC Berkeley) – Miller Annual Symposium. June 2011.
Drexel University – Department of Biology seminar series. May 2011.
American Museum of Natural History – Richard Gilder Graduate School seminar series. March 2011.
University of Chicago – Evolutionary Morphology seminar series. February 2011.
University of Guelph – Department of Integrative Biology seminar. September 2010.
Michigan State University – Department of Entomology seminar. September 2010.
Rutgers University – Divergence Time Estimation Symposium.  January 2010.
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana – Department of Entomology seminar.  September 2009.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – Department of Biology seminar. March 2009.
Arizona State University – Ant Genomics meeting at the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity.  January 2009.
University of Chicago – Evolutionary Morphology seminar series. October 2008.
San Francisco State University – Department of Biology seminar. October 2008.
University of Illinois, Chicago – Department of Ecology and Evolution seminar. September 2008.
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago – Field Museum Women’s Board Outreach Luncheon and Panel Discussion.  May 2008.
University of California, Berkeley – Museum of Vertebrate Zoology seminar. October 2007.
Boston University – Department of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution seminar. December 2006.
University of Texas, El Paso – Department of Biological Sciences seminar. October 2006.
School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Scientific presentation on social insects to compliment an art exhibit titled “Mound.” September 2005.


Scientific Conference Presentations

Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2014). The evolution, diversification, and biogeography of the ants. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. R. (2014). The evolution and ecology of ant gut microbiomes. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2014). Scientific outreach: Creating meaningful educational content to reach diverse audiences. North Central Branch Entomological Society of America Meeting, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2014). The evolution and loss of complex behaviors in social insects: Silk weaving and arboreal nesting in Polyrhachis spiny ants. North Central Branch Entomological Society of America Meeting, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2013). The evolution of the ants: From phylogenies to the microbiome. XXI Simpósio de Mirmecologia: an International Ant Meeting, Fortaleza, Brazil.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. R. (2013). The evolution and ecology of ant gut microbiomes. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX, USA.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2013). Sharing science with diverse audiences (or how I became a cartoon character). Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX, USA.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. & Robson, S. K. A. (2013). The evolution and loss of complex behaviors in social insects: Silk weaving and arboreal nesting in Polyrhachis spiny ants. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Snowbird, UT, USA.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2012). Exploring the host-associated microbiome of ant species. Genomic Standards Consortium, BGI, Shenzhen, China.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2011). The evolution of ants and their endosymbiotic bacteria from the Australian Wet Tropics. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Reno, NV.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2010). What do molecular clocks tell us about evolution of ants? Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2010). Biogeography of ants in the Australian wet tropics. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Portland, OR.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2010). Biogeography of ants in the Australian wet tropics. Social Insect Meetings (International Union for the Study of Social Insects), Copenhagen, Denmark.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S., Russell, J. R., & Pierce, N. P. (2009). Endosymbionts and the evolution of herbivory in ants and the diversification of the ants. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2009). Biogeography of ants in the Australian wet tropics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomological Society of America Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S. (2007). Systematics and Evolutionary History of the Ant Genus Pheidole. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S., Bell, C. D., Vila, R., Archibald, S. B., & Pierce, N. P. (2006). Ants, Clocks, and Rocks: The Phylogeny and Diversification of Modern Ants. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Stony Brook, NY.
Invited Oral Paper: Moreau, C. S., Bell, C. D., Vila, R., Archibald, S. B., & Pierce, N. P. (2006). Ants, Clocks, and Rocks: The Phylogeny and Diversification of Modern Ants. Social Insect Meetings (International Union for the Study of Social Insects), Washington D.C.
Oral Paper: Saux, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S. (2003). Dracula Ant Relations and Implications for Systematics. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Chico, CA.
Poster Presentation: Saux, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S. (2001). Monophyly of Amblyoponini ants evaluated based on molecular evidence. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Poster Presentation: Saux, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S. (2001). Molecular systematics of ants (tribe Amblyoponini) based on three genes. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Knoxville, TN.


Student & Postdoc Co-authored Scientific Conference Presentations

* = Graduate student presentation; ** = Undergraduate student presentation

Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.* & Moreau, C. S. (2014). The genetic basis of mutualism in Pseudomyrmex plant-ants. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Oral Paper: Winston, M. E.*, Kronauer, D. J. C., & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Utilizing genotyping-by-sequencing to elucidate Neotropical army ant evolution. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Oral Paper: Brilmyer, G. & Moreau, C. S. (2014). The impact of climatic changes on ant distributions. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.* & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Genome-wide rates of molecular evolution are higher in mutualistic plant-nesting ants. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Oral Paper: Winston, M. E.*, Kronauer, D. J. C., & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Utilizing genotyping-by-sequencing to elucidate Neotropical army ant evolution. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Oral Paper: Mezger, D. & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Phylogeny and biogeography of the spiny ant genus Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Poster Presentation: Thompson, A.**, Trujillo, G.**, Winston, M. E.* & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Assessing genotypic bias in Neotropical army ant caste determination. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Poster Presentation: Trujillo, G.**, Thompson, A.**, Winston, M. E.* & Moreau, C. S. (2014). Inferring parentage in Eciton burchellii colonies. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Raleigh, NC, USA.
Oral Paper: Burchill, A. T.**, Winston, M. E.* & Moreau, C. S. (2013). Genetic influence in the caste determination of army ants. MidStates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.* & Moreau, C. S. (2013). The draft genome of the big-eyed arboreal ant Pseudomyrmex gracilis. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX, USA.
Oral Paper: Winston, M. W.* & Moreau, C. S. (2013). Genetic correlates of morphological diversity in Costa Rican army ants (Eciton burchellii). Entomological Society of America Meeting, Austin, TX, USA.
Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.* & Moreau, C. S. (2013). The genome of the big-eyed arboreal ant Pseudomyrmex gracilis. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Snowbird, UT, USA.
Oral Paper: Winston, M. E.* & Moreau, C. S. (2013). Genetic correlates of morphological diversity in Costa Rican army ants. Evolution Meetings (Society for the Study of Evolution), Snowbird, UT, USA.
Poster Presentation: Rubin, B. E. R.*, Kautz, S., & Moreau, C. S. (2012). The genome of the arboreal ant, Pseudomyrmex gracilis. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Knoxville, TN.
Poster Presentation: Winston M. E.*, Hampton-Marcel J., Zarraonaindia, I., Owens S., Moreau, C. S., Gilbert J. A., Kennedy, S., & Gibbons, S.M. (2012) Understanding the impact of potential root decay on the microbiome of associated bulk-soil, rhizosphere and roots in three Cannabis spp. strain types. 4th Annual Argonne Soil Metagenomics Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Oral Paper: Kautz, S., Rubin, B. E. R.*, & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Surveying the microbiome using 454 sequencing: Diversity and putative functions of bacteria in ants. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Reno, NV.
Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.*, Kautz, S., & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Genomic and dietary consequences of plant-ant mutualism. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Reno, NV.
Oral Paper: O’Connor, T. K.** & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Origins and success of polygynous supercolonies of the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes corniger. Entomological Society of America Meeting, Reno, NV.
Oral Paper: Kautz, S., Rubin, B. E. R.*, & Moreau, C. S. (2010). Microbial associates of the giant neotropical bullet ant Paraponera clavata. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Oral Paper: Rubin, B. E. R.*, Kautz, S., & Moreau, C. S. (2010). Evolution of mutualism in acacia-ants. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Oral Paper: O’Connor, T. K.**, Suarez, A. V., & Moreau, C. S. (2010). Population structure and aggressive interactions in the Neotropical termite Nasutitermes corniger. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Poster Presentation: Zufan, S.**, Wray, B.**, Rubin, B. E. R.*, Kautz, S., & Moreau, C. S. (2010). Evolutionary histories or bacterial endosymbionts and their ant hosts. Entomological Society of America Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Oral Paper: Kautz S., Rubin B. E.*, Moreau C. S. (2010). Evaluating methods to assess microbe diversity in ants: trade-offs between traditional approaches and 454 pyrosequencing. Social Insect Meetings (International Union for the Study of Social Insects), Copenhagen, Denmark.


Research, Training, & Field experiences

    Research:
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) “Collective Behavior: From Cells to Societies” invited conference participant in Irvine, California, USA. November 2014.
NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) “Evolution and community ecology of host-associated microbiota” invited workshop participant in Durham, North Carolina, USA.  October 2014.
Large Data Management Genomic Biodiversity Summit (sponsored by Microsoft) at the University of Kansas invited conference and panelist participant in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. September 2014.
NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) “Evolution of the Indoor Biome” invited workshop participant in Durham, North Carolina, USA.  June 2013.
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia invited Visiting Scholar in the Center for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change. January – February 2013.
Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California. Guest Researcher of the Evolutionary Genomics Group. August 2001–June 2003.
South African Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Five-week visit to work in the scientific collections. March 2002–April 2002.
    Training:
Workshop In Molecular Evolution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Workshop consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations, and computer labs that cover various aspects of molecular evolution. August 2005.
CIPRES Graduate Student Retreat: Taos, New Mexico. The retreat is focused on bringing together biologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists to discuss issues in networks, multiple sequence analysis, phylogenetic reconstruction, modeling and simulation, and databases. July 2005.
    Field Experiences:
Borneo, Malaysia: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor in Malau Basin Conservation Area. July 2014.
Peru: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor in Villa Carmen, Manu Biosphere Reserve. August 2013.
Florida, USA: Field research at Archbold Biological Station. March 2013.
Uganda, Africa: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor in Kabale Biological Station August 2012.
Costa Rica: Field research at Santa Rosa National Park. June 2012.
Borneo, Malaysia: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor in Danum Valley Research Center, August 2010.
Venezuela: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor in Rancho Grande. August 2008.
Australia: Field research in the Wet Tropics of Queensland. August–September 2007; June–July 2009; February 2013; July 2014.
Florida Keys: Field research. August 2006; August 2009; March 2010; October 2010; April 2011; August 2011.
Peru: Field Research at Los Amigos Biological Station and Project Amazonias Conservation Area. May 2004.
Ecuador: Field Research at Tiputini Biological Station, Jatun Sacha Bilsa Biological Station, and Yasuni National Park. February 2004–April 2004.
Madagascar: Field expedition with California Academy of Sciences team. December 2001–March 2002.
Arizona, USA: Field research and invited Ant Course instructor at the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS). August 2001; August 2002; August 2003; August 2007; August 2009; August 2011.
California, USA: Field research at the Zzyxx Desert Studies Field Station (SFSU) in the Mojave Desert. April 2001.


Media Experiences

2014 – Video interview for Fields of Thought series: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/multimedia/video-fields-thought
2014 – Featured on The Brain Scoop YouTube channel for a video titled “Romantic Ants”: http://youtu.be/hWWw3SHCIAw
2014 – Interviewed by Science News for an article about host-associated microbes: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/microscopic-menagerie
2013 – Interviewed by National Geographic for an online article about a recent publication on acacia ants: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131106-ants-tree-acacia-food-mutualism/
2013 – Video and print interview about the annual Chicago Area Ant Lab meeting I host each year “An ant hill of insect experts converge on Chicago”: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=225460
2013 – Interviewed about honey bee colony collapse disorder for a web extra for a WTTW television segment: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/26/web-extra-bee-colony-collapse-disorder
2013 – Interviewed by Science News regarding research on insect-microbe interactions: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/351368/description/Gut_microbes_may_put_barrier_between_species
2013 – Interviewed by Nature for an article about our recent publication in Evolution testing the “museum” versus “cradle” tropical diversity hypotheses in ants: http://www.nature.com/news/why-the-tropics-are-an-evolutionary-hotbed-1.12846
2012  – Interviewed by Nature for an article about Field Museum science cuts (December 2012): http://www.nature.com/news/chicago-s-field-museum-cuts-back-on-science-1.12105
2012 – Interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for an article about urban ant collecting and citizen science (July 2012): http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-citizen-sci-ants-20120727,0,433557.story
2012 – Interviewed for NPR’s News Blog “The Two Way” about the NPR AntCam (May 2012): http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/18/153035706/fungus-fruit-flies-old-age-its-the-end-times-for-nprs-antcam
2012 – Video interview for Field Museum Women’s Board “Women in Science” programs (April 2012): http://vimeo.com/42737450
2012 – Radio interview for Chicago radio station (101.9 fm) on “MIX Matters” (April 2012): http://www.wtmx.com/podcasts/mixmatters/20120417-The_Romance_of_Ants_at_the_Field_Museum_with_curator_Dr._Corrie_Moreau.mp3
2012 – Interviewed by Nature, Live Science, and Popular Mechanics about a recent paper published on ant development by several colleagues.
2011 – Interviewed by The Scientist for a print and online article on freely available and reliable phylogenetic software for novice users: http://the-scientist.com/2011/08/01/learning-to-become-a-tree-hugger/
2011 – Interviewed by American Scientist magazine for a print and online article about “The Romance of Ants” public museum exhibit: http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2011/3/serious-science-comic-book-style
2011 – “The Romance of Ants” featured as “Buzz of the Week” on the Entomological Society of America website (April 2011): http://entsoc.org/buzz/romance-ants-graphic-novel
2011 – Interviewed by the Daily Herald for an article about increased ant populations and home invasions for the print and online newspaper: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110629/news/706299880/
2011 – Interviewed for Wisconsin Public Radio (www.wpr.org) Ideas Network for the Larry Meiller Show about ant biology and the Field Museum exhibit “The Romance of Ants”.  The 40 minute live interview included questions via phone calls and emails from listener across Wisconsin.  The 40 minute interview is available online: http://wpr.org/ideas/noteslist_idcall.cfm?noteslist=97466
2011 – Interviewed for the Northwestern Medill journalism school online news source for “The Romance of Ants” exhibit: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=182620
2010 – Lead curator for “The Romance of Ants” public museum exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History (open July 2010 – January 2012): http://fieldmuseum.org/happening/exhibits/romance-ants  -and- Download a copy of the graphic novel here.
2010 – Television interview for local FOX morning show for “The Romance of Ants” exhibit: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/good_day/romance-ants-field-museum-exhibit-corrie-moreau-20100923
2010 – Radio interview for “Walking on Air” for “The Romance of Ants” exhibit: http://walkingonair.org/podcasts/walkingonair/2010-09-10-FullShow.m4a
2010 – Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch® website featured an interview (February) regarding our 2006 “Science” paper because it was identified by Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM to be one of the most cited papers in the research area of “early ant evolution”: http://sciencewatch.com/dr/erf/2010/10feberf/10feberfMore/
2010 – Featured scientist on the Field Museum’s “Expeditions” website and public exhibit interactive (February – April 2010): http://expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/australian-ants
2009 – Ant bacteria research published in PNAS in December 2009 highlighted on several media websites including Genome Web, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, First Science, among others.
2008 – National Geographic News online interview on new ant discovery (online article).
2008 – Science News magazine interview on new ant discovery (print journal and online).
2008 – Science News magazine interview on the Encyclopedia of Life (print journal and online).
2007 – Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) interview for the documentary film, “Ants”.
2007 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper interview about insects and diversity.
2006 – National Public Radio (NPR) El Paso (KTEP) Science Studio invited guest speaker: http://www.sciencestudio.org/Biomedical%20&%20Health%20Science4.htm
2006 – Interviewed by New York Times, Boston Globe, Daily Telegraph, Science, Nature, and other print and online media sources regarding the publication and findings of our 2006 Science paper.


Societies and Committees

Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), member 1999–present
Entomological Society of America (ESA), member 1999–present
Cambridge Entomology Club, member 2003–2007; President, 2003
Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), member 2004–present; member Membership Committee 2009–2010; elected Council Member 2014–2017
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), member 2005–present
International Society of Hymenopterists (ISH), member 2006–present
Entomological Society of Queensland, member 2007–present
Association for Women in Science (AWIS), member 2008–present
American Association of University Women (AAUW), member 2008–present
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), member 2009–present
American Association for University Professors (AAUP), member 2009–present; Secretary 2011–present
American Society of Naturalist (ASN), member 2011–present
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), member 2011–present
America Society for Microbiology (ASM), member 2012–present
Field Museum Women in Science (FMWIS), founder, steering committee, & member 2013–present


Mentoring Activities

Postdoctoral researchers

Felix Grewe: 2014-present
Stefanie Kautz: 2009–present
Steven Leavitt: 2013–present
Dirk Mezger: 2013–present

Ph.D. graduate students (Primary thesis advisor)

Benjamin Blanchard (University of Chicago) primary thesis advisor: 2014-present
Benjamin Rubin (University of Chicago) primary thesis advisor: 2009–present
Max Winston (University of Chicago) primary thesis advisor: 2011–present

Ph.D. graduate students (Thesis committee member)

Doug Booher (University of California, Los Angeles) thesis committee member: 2013–present
Victoria Flores (University of Chicago) thesis committee member: 2014–present
Yi Hu (Drexel University) thesis committee member: 2010–present
Daniela Palmer (University of Chicago) thesis committee member: 2014–present
Adam Salyer (Purdue University) thesis committee member: 2013–present
Lynkia Strozier (Loyola University) thesis committee member: 2013–present
Lu Yao (University of Chicago) thesis committee member: 2013–present

Undergraduate interns

Aaron-Bereich Apilado (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2012–2013
Jenna-Marie Antonucci (Loyola University): Summer 2009
Patrick Belenky (University of Illinois, Chicago): 2013–2014
Matthew Boot (Grand Valley State University): 2013–present
Simon Briggs (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2013–2014
Andrew Burchill (University of Chicago): 2013–2014
Kelsey Choo (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2014–present
Jessica De Smet (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): 2009–2011
Ariel Fang (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2011–present
Manda Gibbs (Lake Forest College): FMWIS Kemper Scholar Summer 2014
Charles Griggs (Middlebury College): Summer 2013
Geneva Guinee (University of New England): Summer 2009
Ali Gutowski (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2013–2014
Caroline Hanson (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2012–2013
Mallory Hinz (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): 2013
Hanna Klaeser (Whitman College): Summer 2014
Rachel Kleban (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2014
Stephanie Krim (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2013–2014
Daniel Minh-Tu Le (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2011
Elizabeth Loehler (Loyola University): Summer 2009 (NSF REU intern 2009)
Ariadne Lumayag (DePaul University): Summer 2010 (NSF CIRRUS intern 2010)
Paul Masonick (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): 2014–present
Katherine McDonnell (Tufts University): Summer 2013
William Montag (Bowdoin University): Summer 2010 & Summer 2011 (NSF REU intern 2011)
Stephanie Morgan (Beloit College): Summer 2013 (Field Museum Women In Science Intern)
Amanda Mulcahy (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2014–present
Peter Nichols (School of the Art Institute of Chicago): 2014–present
Timothy O’Connor (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): 2010
Kathleen Soler (DePaul University): 2009-2010
Lynika Stozier (Dominican University): Summer 2011 & Summer 2013
Andrea Thompson (Harold Washington College): 2014–present
Arista Tischner (University of Illinois, Chicago): 2011–present (NSF CIRRUS intern 2011; NSF REU intern 2012)
Gabriel Trujillio (Lake Forest College): 2014–present
Mariam Usmani (DePaul University): Summer 2009
Cody Weinberger (University of Chicago): 2013–present
Alexandra Westrich (School for the Art Institute of Chicago): 2009-2010
Jesse Williams (Roosevelt University): 2013–2014
Sara Zufan (Loyola University): 2009–2012 (NSF REU intern 2010)

High school interns

Alexandra Gray (Deerfield Academy High School): Summer 2010
Charles Griggs (Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy): Spring 2012–Summer 2012
Eveline Liu (Illinois Mathematics and Science Adacemy): 2013-2014
Katherine McDonnell (St. Francis High School): Summer 2012
Chelsea Wang (Naperville North High School): Summer 2013

Trainees

Frank Azorsa (Museo de Historia Natural, Lima, Peru – visiting scientist): 2009
Gracen Brilmyer (research assistant): 2011–present
Matthew Carson (visiting postdoctoral researcher): 2012–present
Jesse Czekanski-Moir (research assistant): 2008–2010
Gregory Putzel (visiting postdoctoral researcher): 2012–present
James Waters (visiting postdoctoral researcher): 2014-present
Amanda Wass (volunteer assistant): 2008
Alexandra Westrich (research assistant): 2010–2012
Brian Wray (research assistant): 2010–present

Other

Faculty mentor for SSB/SSE Undergraduate Diversity program (one or two students each year) at the Evolution meetings: Portland, Oregon (2010); Snowbird, Utah (2013); Raleigh, North Carolina (2014)
External examiner for Earlham College’s Department of Biology (Richmond, Indiana) for the oral exam portion of their senior comprehensive exams for undergraduates with majors in ecology/evolution/behavior (2012)
Founder of the Field Museum Women in Science group (2013): http://fieldmuseum.org/womeninscience

 

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