Instructor of Biology


Office Phone: (210) 829-3150


M.S. Degree in Biology (2000) University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

B.S. Degree in Biology (1998) University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

A.S. Degree in Aviation Technology (1983) Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, TX


Instructor of Biology – University of the Incarnate Word 2004-present Undergraduate: Diversity of Life, Introduction to Microbiology Lab, Ecology Lab,Aquatic Biology Lab, Graduate: Tropical Parasitology

Research Associate – University of the Incarnate Word 2001-2005 Field and laboratory research on leishmaniasis in rodent populations of Texas and Nicaragua.

Lab Technician , U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research 2000-2001 Studies involving white blood cell activation and suppression in response to various inflammatory cytokines.

Research Assistant , University of the Incarnate Word 1997-2000 Field and laboratory research on leishmaniasis within a wild population of Neotoma micropus in Texas.


McHugh, C.P., M.L. Theis, P.C. Melby, L.D. Yantis, R.W. Raymond, M.D. Villegas, S.F. Kerr. 2003. Short report: A disseminated infection of Leishmania mexicana in an eastern woodrat, Neotoma floridana, collected in Texas. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 69(5) 470-472.

Raymond, R.W., C.P. McHugh, L.R. Witt, and S.F. Kerr. 2003. Temporal and spatial distribution of Leishmania mexicana infections in a population of Neotoma micropus. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 98(2) 171-180.

McHugh, C.P., B.F. Ostrander, R.W. Raymond and Sara F. Kerr. 2001. Population dynamics of Sand Flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) at two foci of leishmaniasis in Texas. Journal of Medical Entomology. 38(2) 268-277.


Raymond, R.W., E.J. Hernandez, C. Liu, M. Villegas, A. Vargas, R. Bradley, and S.F. Kerr. 2004. Search for reservoirs of Leishmania ( Leishmania) mexicana in Nicaragua. Southwest Association of Naturalists.

Liu C., P. Melby, M. Villegas, R.W. Raymond, and S.F. Kerr. 2002. Identification of New World Leishmania complexes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using specific oligonucleotide primers. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.

Raymond, R.W., B. Ostrander, L.R. Rosolowski, S.F. Kerr, C.P. McHugh. 2000. Temporal and spatial dynamics of Leishmania mexicana in a population of woodrats ( Neotoma micropus) in south Texas. 50 th Annual Conference on Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man.