Carly Rundle

I am from Gurnee, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in Animal Sciences. I have always been interested in working with animals. While my biology degree taught me about a wide variety of biological fields including cellular biology and genetics, my animal science minor mainly focused on nutrition and development.

My interest in swine nutrition stems from working in a variety of nutrition labs in my undergraduate years. In Dr. Ryan Dilger’s lab, I worked on disease challenge studies with piglets as well as piglet nutrition and cognition research. In Dr. Hans Stein’s lab, I focused on digestibility of nutrients in growing pigs. From these experiences, I developed a fascination with the effects that nutrients have on intestinal health and growth. My graduate research will focus largely on the effects of feed additives on gut health and growth performance.

I am honored to be a part of Dr. Stein’s research team and look forward to conducting research with the intelligent and diverse group of students here.

Doctoral dissertation: 
The effect of alkaloids as feed additives on growth performance and gut health in pigs (in progress)