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Animalia Lab

Meet the Current Team

Meet the Past Team

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Hanna Johnson

Hanna Johnson is a 2020 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently in veterinary school. Her research interests include canine behavior and the human-animal bond.

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    Hayley Brandfon

    Hayley Brandfon is a 2019 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently in graduate school to become a registered dietitian. 

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    Christian Beisker

    Christian Beisker is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently a veterinary student.

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      Devon Mims

      Devon Mims is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate and current member of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2022! Motivated by involvement in the Deaf community, his research in the lab focused on the effect of cue modality (e.g., gestural cues) in canine training. Today, he is one of few concurrent DVM/MPH students, recognizing the intersectional nature of human and animal health and working to combat barriers to veterinary healthcare.

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      Mingye (Jennifer) Zhang

      Jennifer Zhang is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate and current is in Veterinary school school. 

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      Emily Griffith

      Emily Griffith is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate and current is in graduate school. 

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      Kaya Bryant, DMV

      Kaya is a 2016 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently a veterinarian.

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      Michele McDougall

      Michele is a 2015 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently an animal trainer, performer and canine counsler.

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      Tori Self

      Tori is a 2015 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently an animal trainer, performer and canine counsler.

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      Brandon Perez

      Brandon is a 2013 UF Animalia Lab graduate. He is currently in a Ph.D. program. 

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        Alicia Conover

        Alicia is a 2010 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently a foster coordinator for an animal shelter.

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          Caroline Luque

          Caroline Luque is attending graduate school at the University of Central Florida. 

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          Dani LaBonte

          Dani ​LaBonte, is a 2020 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently in veterinary school.

           

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            Jessica Manion

            Jessica Manion is a 2019 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently in veterinary school.

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              Xenabeth Lazaro

              Xenabeth Lazaro is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate. Her research interests lie in wildlife ecology and conservation with a focus on behavioral ecology. Her specific interests are in the behavior of bats in their natural environments, such as roost selection, predator-prey interactions, pollination, and social interactions. 

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              Amanda Wainwaring

              Amanda is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate 

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                Haleh Amanieh

                Haleh Amanieh is a 2018 UF Animalia Lab graduate and is currently a Graduate student at West Virginia University.

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                Dylan Mussellman

                Dylan is a 2016 UF Animalia Lab graduate. He is currently a freelance science writer.

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                John Winter, DMV

                John is a 2016 UF Animalia Lab graduate. He is currently a veterinarian.

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                  James Jimenez

                  James is a 2015 UF Animalia Lab graduate. He is currently attending graduate school in marketing.

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                  Barbara Perez

                  Barbara is a 2014 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently attending graduate school majoring in women's science.

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                    Alexander Blandina, Ph.D.

                    Alex is a 2010 UF Animalia Lab graduate. He is currently a Retail client solutions analyst.

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                    Ellen Crim Buerkett, DMV

                    Ellen is a 2009 UF Animalia Lab graduate. She is currently a veterinarian.

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                      Norris Boyd

                      Research interests include human-animal interactions in zoos/aquariums, behavioral enrichment, and positive reinforcement training.

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                      Emily Vollmer

                      Current research focus is on minimizing separation anxiety in dogs. However,  other interests include enrichment and enhancing animal environments.

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