Animal Biology Graduate Goup
Office Location: 2424/2418 Meyer Hall
Junior Specialist (2020-2021)
Department of Animal Science
Claudia’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 will be 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, Claudia worked as a Junior Specialist, supporting laying hen research conducted by Drs. Makagon and Blatchford (UC Davis). In that role, Claudia 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. Claudia began her involvement in lab research as an undergraduate research intern on the same project.
Awards and Honors:
Claudia is the recipient of a 2020-2021 NSRT Fellowship for international students
Fun fact: Before coming to UC Davis Claudia was involved in rehoming stray cats. Thirty rescued cats are currently living with her parents!