Laboratory Animal Physiology

Students will be involved in all phases of laboratory animal (mostly rodents) handling, management, administration of experimental treatments, data collection, etc. This Creative Inquiry instrument will provide students from a variety of departments with a rare opportunity to study behavior, reproduction, nutrition, immunology, etc. with lab animals.  Animals will be housed at the Godley-Snell lab animal research facility which will enhance the learning opportunity by interactions with the lab animal staff and veterinarians also housed in that facility.  This particular animal model is also unique, as it allows for students to conduct complete experiments (such as reproduction, attainment of puberty, etc.) in a given semester.  No other animal model available on campus provides this opportunity and there is no course available to students to gain these skill sets.