Curriculum Vitae

KATHERINE BROOKS

Ph. D. Candidate, Committee on Evolutionary Biology

University of Chicago

940 E. 57th St.

Chicago, IL 60637

kcraig@gmail.com

lab phone: (773) 834-9807

fax: (773) 702-6898


Education

2010-present Ph.D. Candidate, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago

2010 Sc.M., Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago

2004 A.B., Anthropology Department, General Honors, University of Chicago


Awards and Honors

2010 American Society of Mammalogists Elizabeth Horner Award. Best Grant-In-Aid of Research proposal

2010 Elected a member of Sigma Xi


Research Grants

2012 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, $14,801

2012 Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant, $1500

2012 Hinds Fund Student Research Grant, University of Chicago, $1500

2011 Hinds Fund Student Research Grant, University of Chicago, $1900

2011 American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in Aid of Research, $1500

2011 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant, American Museum of Natural History, $1998

2010 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, $400

2010 American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in Aid of Research, $1460

2010 Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Graduate Student Grant, $500

2010 Hinds Fund Student Research Grant, University of Chicago, $1000

2009 Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve Graduate Student Grant, $1000


Fellowships

2009-2011 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship

2004 Regenstein Fellowship, Anthropology Department, The Field Museum

2003 Metcalf Fellowship, University of Chicago and the Field Museum


Travel Grants

2013 Committee on Evolutionary Biology Travel Grant, University of Chicago, $1300

2012 Committee on Evolutionary Biology Travel Grant, University of Chicago, $400

2011 Committee on Evolutionary Biology Travel Grant, University of Chicago, $1100

2010 Institute for Mind and Biology Travel Grant, University of Chicago, $1000

2010 Committee on Evolutionary Biology Travel Grant, University of Chicago, $1000   


Publications

Brooks, KC & JM Mateo (2013). Chronically raised glucocorticoids reduce innate immune function in Belding’s ground squirrels (Urocitellus beldingi) after an immune challenge. General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Dosmann, A, Brooks, KC, JM Mateo (in review). Blocking glucocorticoid receptors affects the relationship between behavior and innate immunity in Belding’s ground squirrels (Urocitellus beldingi). Functional Ecology.

Dosmann, A, Brooks, KC, JM Mateo (in review). Correlational selection in a wild mammal and the adaptive evolutionary emergence of animal personality. Ecology Letters.


Service and Outreach

2013 Graduate Women in Science Eta chapter, Founder and Secretary, Chicago, IL

2013 10th Grade Promotion Presentation Judge, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago, IL

2012 Featured scientist on the Pritzker Lab’s facebook page, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

2011 Science Fair Judge, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago, IL

2011 Career Day Panelist, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago, IL

2010 Writing Workshop Volunteer; Career Day Panelist, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago, IL

2010 Darwinian Sciences Cluster Retreat Organizer, University of Chicago

2009-2010 Student Coordinator, Animal Behavior Seminar Series, University of Chicago

2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting volunteer, Chicago, IL

2009 Science Fair Project Development Volunteer, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago, IL

2004-2006 Chicago Public Schools Tour Guide, Anthropology Department, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL

2004-2006 Member’s Night Volunteer, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL


Invited talks

2013 Animal Behavior Seminar, The University of Chicago

2012 Animal Behavior Seminar, The University of Chicago

2011 Animal Behavior Seminar, The University of Chicago

2010 GeoUnion graduate student panel, The University of Chicago


Conference Presentations

Brooks, K. and J.M. Mateo (2013). The evolutionary history of sociality in the Marmotini. Poster presented at the Animal Behavior Society conference, Boulder, CO.

Brooks, K. and J.M. Mateo (2012). The social environment and its effect on predation risk, physiology and fitness in Belding’s ground squirrels. Talk presented at the American Society of Mammalogists conference, Reno, NV.

Brooks, K. and J.M. Mateo (2011). Group living reduces predation risk in Belding’s ground squirrels. Talk presented at the Animal Behavior Society conference, Bloomington, IN.

Brooks, K. and J.M. Mateo (2010). Predation risk and the evolution of sociality in Belding’s ground squirrels. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, Perth, Australia.


Teaching Experience

2013 Teaching Assistant, Ecology and Evolution in the Southwest Field Course, University of Chicago

2013 Teaching Assistant, Ecology and Evolution in the Southwest, University of Chicago

2011 Teaching Assistant, Ecology and Conservation, University of Chicago

2011 Teaching Assistant, Animal Behavior, University of Chicago

2003 Teaching Assistant, Human Physiology and Anatomy, University of Chicago


Professional Affiliations

Animal Behavior Society

American Society of Mammalogists

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Sigma Xi

Graduate Women in Science