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Rachel Santymire

TitleLecturer
InstitutionLincoln Park Zoo
DepartmentComm: Evolutionary Biology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Research: Evolution of reproductive strategies and stress adaptation. Behavioral and hormonal correlates of parental care and social behavior.


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    1. Santymire RM, Lavin SR, Branvold-Faber H, Kreeger J, Che-Castaldo J, Rafacz M, Marinari P. Influence of vitamin E and carcass feeding supplementation on fecal glucocorticoid and androgen metabolites in male black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes). PLoS One. 2020; 15(10):e0241085. PMID: 33095820.
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    2. Murray MH, Fidino M, Fyffe R, Byers KA, Pettengill JB, Sondgeroth KS, Killion H, Magle SB, Rios MJ, Ortinau N, Santymire RM. City sanitation and socioeconomics predict rat zoonotic infection across diverse neighbourhoods. Zoonoses Public Health. 2020 Jun 25. PMID: 32583624.
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    3. Murray MJ, Young MA, Santymire RM. Use of the ACTH challenge test to identify the predominant glucocorticoid in the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). Conserv Physiol. 2020; 8(1):coz116. PMID: 32038847.
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    4. Merrill L, Ospina EA, Santymire RM, Benson TJ. Egg Incubation Temperature Affects Development of Innate Immune Function in Nestling American Robins (Turdus migratorius). Physiol Biochem Zool. 2020 Jan/Feb; 93(1):1-12. PMID: 31657970.
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    5. Eckardt W, Stoinski TS, Rosenbaum S, Santymire R. Social and ecological factors alter stress physiology of Virunga mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Ecol Evol. 2019 May; 9(9):5248-5259. PMID: 31110676.
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    6. Crill C, Janz DM, Kusch JM, Santymire RM, Heyer GP, Shury TK, Lane JE. Investigation of the utility of feces and hair as non-invasive measures of glucocorticoids in wild black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2019 05 01; 275:15-24. PMID: 30735671.
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    7. Schell CJ, Young JK, Lonsdorf EV, Santymire RM, Mateo JM. Parental habituation to human disturbance over time reduces fear of humans in coyote offspring. Ecol Evol. 2018 Dec; 8(24):12965-12980. PMID: 30619597.
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    8. Santymire RM, Manjerovic MB, Sacerdote-Velat A. A novel method for the measurement of glucocorticoids in dermal secretions of amphibians. Conserv Physiol. 2018; 6(1):coy008. PMID: 29479435.
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    9. Jacobson SL, Freeman HD, Santymire RM, Ross SR. Atypical experiences of captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are associated with higher hair cortisol concentrations as adults. R Soc Open Sci. 2017 Dec; 4(12):170932. PMID: 29308234.
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    10. Schell CJ, Young JK, Lonsdorf EV, Mateo JM, Santymire RM. Investigation of techniques to measure cortisol and testosterone concentrations in coyote hair. Zoo Biol. 2017 May; 36(3):220-225. PMID: 28295537.
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    11. Czupryna AM, Brown JS, Bigambo MA, Whelan CJ, Mehta SD, Santymire RM, Lankester FJ, Faust LJ. Ecology and Demography of Free-Roaming Domestic Dogs in Rural Villages near Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0167092. PMID: 27893866.
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    12. Eckardt W, Stoinski TS, Rosenbaum S, Umuhoza MR, Santymire R. Validating faecal glucocorticoid metabolite analysis in the Virunga mountain gorilla using a natural biological stressor. Conserv Physiol. 2016; 4(1):cow029. PMID: 27602226.
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    13. Schell CJ, Young JK, Lonsdorf EV, Mateo JM, Santymire RM. Olfactory attractants and parity affect prenatal androgens and territoriality of coyote breeding pairs. Physiol Behav. 2016 10 15; 165:43-54. PMID: 27378509.
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    14. Lantz EL, Lonsdorf EV, Heintz MR, Murray CM, Lipende I, Travis DA, Santymire RM. Non-invasive quantification of immunoglobulin A in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. Am J Primatol. 2018 01; 80(1). PMID: 27149678.
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    15. Santymire R. Implementing the use of a biobank in the endangered black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Reprod Fertil Dev. 2016 Mar 09. PMID: 26953795.
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    16. Murray CM, Stanton MA, Wellens KR, Santymire RM, Heintz MR, Lonsdorf EV. Maternal effects on offspring stress physiology in wild chimpanzees. Am J Primatol. 2018 01; 80(1). PMID: 26757681.
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    17. Wisely SM, Ryder OA, Santymire RM, Engelhardt JF, Novak BJ. A Road Map for 21st Century Genetic Restoration: Gene Pool Enrichment of the Black-Footed Ferret. J Hered. 2015 Sep-Oct; 106(5):581-92. PMID: 26304983.
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    18. Stanton MA, Heintz MR, Lonsdorf EV, Santymire RM, Lipende I, Murray CM. Maternal Behavior and Physiological Stress Levels in Wild Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Int J Primatol. 2015 Jun; 36(3):473-488. PMID: 26213430.
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    19. Santymire RM, Lavin SR, Branvold-Faber H, Kreeger J, Marinari P. Effect of dietary vitamin E and prey supplementation on semen quality in male black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes). Theriogenology. 2015 Jul 15; 84(2):217-25. PMID: 25890779.
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    20. Ruskell AD, Meiers ST, Jenkins SE, Santymire RM. Effect of Bungee-carcass enrichment on behavior and fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in two species of zoo-housed Felids. Zoo Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 34(2):170-7. PMID: 25492384.
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    21. Jacobs RM, Ross SR, Wagner KE, Leahy M, Meiers ST, Santymire RM. Evaluating the physiological and behavioral response of a male and female gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) during an introduction. Zoo Biol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 33(5):394-402. PMID: 25042832.
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    22. Chosy J, Wilson M, Santymire R. Behavioral and physiological responses in felids to exhibit construction. Zoo Biol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 33(4):267-74. PMID: 25042703.
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    23. Reichert-Stewart JL, Santymire RM, Armstrong D, Harrison TM, Herrick JR. Fecal endocrine monitoring of reproduction in female snow leopards (Uncia uncia). Theriogenology. 2014 Jul 01; 82(1):17-26. PMID: 24681212.
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    24. Freeman EW, Meyer JM, Bird J, Adendorff J, Schulte BA, Santymire RM. Impacts of environmental pressures on the reproductive physiology of subpopulations of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis) in Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Conserv Physiol. 2014; 2(1):cot034. PMID: 27293618.
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    25. Santymire RM, Livieri TM, Branvold-Faber H, Marinari PE. The black-footed ferret: on the brink of recovery? Adv Exp Med Biol. 2014; 753:119-34. PMID: 25091909.
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    26. Markham AC, Santymire RM, Lonsdorf EV, Heintz MR, Lipende I, Murray CM. Rank effects on social stress in lactating chimpanzees. Anim Behav. 2014 Jan; 87:195-202. PMID: 24791015.
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    27. Rafacz ML, Santymire RM. Using odor cues to elicit a behavioral and hormonal response in zoo-housed African wild dogs. Zoo Biol. 2014 Mar-Apr; 33(2):144-9. PMID: 24375480.
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    28. Howell-Stephens J, Bernier D, Brown JS, Mulkerin D, Santymire RM. Using non-invasive methods to characterize gonadal hormonal patterns of southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus) housed in North American zoos. Anim Reprod Sci. 2013 May; 138(3-4):314-23. PMID: 23541612.
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    29. Rafacz ML, Margulis SW, Santymire RM. Hormonal and behavioral patterns of reproduction in female hylobatids. Anim Reprod Sci. 2013 Feb; 137(1-2):103-12. PMID: 23273976.
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    30. Santymire R, Meyer J, Freeman EW. Characterizing sleep behavior of the wild black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis bicornis). Sleep. 2012 Nov 01; 35(11):1569-74. PMID: 23115406.
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    31. Murray CM, Heintz MR, Lonsdorf EV, Parr LA, Santymire RM. Validation of a field technique and characterization of fecal glucocorticoid metabolite analysis in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Am J Primatol. 2013 Jan; 75(1):57-64. PMID: 22968979.
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    32. Armstrong DM, Santymire RM. Hormonal and behavioral variation in pied tamarins housed in different management conditions. Zoo Biol. 2013 May-Jun; 32(3):299-306. PMID: 22628259.
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    33. Adkin A, Bernier D, Santymire RM. Characterizing the behavior and reproductive biology of zoo-housed Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) using non-invasive techniques. Theriogenology. 2012 Aug; 78(3):483-94. PMID: 22626770.
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    34. Howell-Stephens JA, Brown JS, Bernier D, Mulkerin D, Santymire RM. Characterizing adrenocortical activity in zoo-housed southern three-banded armadillos (Tolypeutes matacus). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2012 Aug 01; 178(1):64-74. PMID: 22537671.
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    35. Rafacz ML, Margulis S, Santymire RM. Hormonal correlates of paternal care differences in the Hylobatidae. Am J Primatol. 2012 Mar; 74(3):247-60. PMID: 24006543.
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    36. Ganswindt A, Brown JL, Freeman EW, Kouba AJ, Penfold LM, Santymire RM, Vick MM, Wielebnowski N, Willis EL, Milnes MR. International Society for Wildlife Endocrinology: the future of endocrine measures for reproductive science, animal welfare and conservation biology. Biol Lett. 2012 Oct 23; 8(5):695-7. PMID: 22219389.
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    37. Santymire RM, Brown JL, Stewart RA, Santymire RC, Wildt DE, Howard J. Reproductive gonadal steroidogenic activity in the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) assessed by fecal steroid analyses. Anim Reprod Sci. 2011 Oct; 128(1-4):60-72. PMID: 21975304.
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    38. Heintz MR, Santymire RM, Parr LA, Lonsdorf EV. Validation of a cortisol enzyme immunoassay and characterization of salivary cortisol circadian rhythm in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Am J Primatol. 2011 Sep; 73(9):903-8. PMID: 21538448.
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    39. Poessel SA, Biggins DE, Santymire RM, Livieri TM, Crooks KR, Angeloni L. Environmental enrichment affects adrenocortical stress responses in the endangered black-footed ferret. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2011 Jul 01; 172(3):526-33. PMID: 21549121.
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    40. Loeding E, Thomas J, Bernier D, Santymire R. Using fecal hormonal and behavioral analyses to evaluate the introduction of two sable antelope at Lincoln Park Zoo. J Appl Anim Welf Sci. 2011; 14(3):220-46. PMID: 22044294.
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    41. Fuller G, Margulis SW, Santymire R. The effectiveness of indigestible markers for identifying individual animal feces and their prevalence of use in North American zoos. Zoo Biol. 2011 Jul-Aug; 30(4):379-98. PMID: 20853410.
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    42. Santymire RM, Armstrong DM. Development of a field-friendly technique for fecal steroid extraction and storage using the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus). Zoo Biol. 2010 May-Jun; 29(3):289-302. PMID: 19382160.
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    43. Steinetz B, Lasano S, de Haas van Dorsser F, Glickman S, Bergfelt D, Santymire R, Songsassen N, Swanson W. Relaxin concentrations in serum and urine of endangered and crazy mixed-up species. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2009 Apr; 1160:179-85. PMID: 19416182.
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    44. Wisely SM, Howard J, Williams SA, Bain O, Santymire RM, Bardsley KD, Williams ES. An unidentified filarial species and its impact on fitness in wild populations of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). J Wildl Dis. 2008 Jan; 44(1):53-64. PMID: 18263821.
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    45. Pukazhenthi B, Santymire R, Crosier A, Howard J, Wildt DE. Challenges in cryopreserving endangered mammal spermatozoa: morphology and the value of acrosomal integrity as markers of cryo-survival. Soc Reprod Fertil Suppl. 2007; 65:433-46. PMID: 17644982.
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    46. Santymire RM, Marinari PE, Kreeger JS, Wildt DE, Howard JG. Slow cooling prevents cold-induced damage to sperm motility and acrosomal integrity in the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Reprod Fertil Dev. 2007; 19(5):652-63. PMID: 17601413.
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    47. Santymire RM, Marinari PE, Kreeger JS, Wildt DE, Howard J. Sperm viability in the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) is influenced by seminal and medium osmolality. Cryobiology. 2006 Aug; 53(1):37-50. PMID: 16712829.
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