BSc in Biology, PhD in Applied Animal Biology
My name is Anna Ratuski and I am an animal welfare scientist. In April 2023, I completed my PhD in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Professor Dan Weary.
I study laboratory animal behaviour and welfare. I am particularly interested in practical strategies to improve the lives of animals in captivity. My doctoral research focused on environmental enrichment approaches for rodents housed in laboratories.
I am also passionate about teaching and research mentorship.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University in the department of Comparative Medicine, working under the supervision of Professor Joseph Garner. I promote 3Rs initiatives and conduct research on laboratory mouse welfare, working with students in the Master of Laboratory Animal Science program.