M.S. (2021-present)
Animal Biology Graduate Goup
Office Location: 2424/2418 Meyer Hall
Email: lqylu@ucdavis.edu

Junior Specialist (2020-2021)
Department of Animal Science


Research Interests:

Cloude’s research explores the way in which behavioral sampling protocols impact the accuracy and reliability of the data. For the purposes of her M.S. thesis, she is relying on video data she helped collect in her previous roles in the lab (as Junior Specialist; 2020-2021, and undergraduate research intern, spring 2020).

Before starting her M.S. in the lab, Cloude worked as a Junior Specialist, supporting laying hen research conducted by Drs. Makagon and Blatchford (UC Davis).  In that role, Cloude participated in all aspects of lab operations. She managed several components of a  multi-lab research project on the development and prevalence of keel bone fractures in laying hens. She additionally assisted with the lab’s many administrative tasks. Cloude began her involvement in lab research as an undergraduate research intern on the same project.

Awards and Honors:
Cloude is the recipient of a 2021-2022 NSRT Fellowship for international  students, the 2022-23 Kratzer, Ogasawara & Vohra award and the Ursula Knight Abbott Research Travel Grant (2022) She has also received an award from the Western Poultry Scholarship and Research Foundation (2022), and the Jastro-Shields Award (2022).

Fun fact: Before coming to UC Davis Cloude was involved in rehoming stray cats. Thirty rescued cats are currently living with her parents!