Dr. Storms, a 2022 PhD student in Veterinary Pathobiology focusing on infectious disease in swine. She is also a 2019 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After receiving her DVM, Dr. Storms decided to continue her studies here at the college of veterinary medicine to focus on research and make an impact on how the industry manages infectious diseases. Dr. Storms helps manage the Applied Livestock Epidemiology Lab which strives to help producers solve problems in the areas of biosecurity and viral respiratory disease in food animals, and oversees veterinary student research in the summers. After completing two years of her PhD program, Dr. Storms moved into an instructor role based on her demonstrated ability and passion for leading learners through new content relative to food animal medicine. She currently teaches VCM 505, and has helped facilitate VCM 560, 561, 562, 568, as well as many veterinary student courses and food-animal electives.
Dr. Storms grew up in central Illinois on a sheep farm that fostered her interest in small ruminant reproduction. This work takes her around the central United States area to laparoscopically breed sheep and deer and has allowed her to work with many domestic and exotic species.
Dr. Storms doesn’t have much spare time since she is instructing courses, leading teaching assistants, and running a research lab, but when she does she enjoys spending time with Chip, her Border Collie, who thinks that every car in Champaign is an overgrown sheep to herd.