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September 2019

Laboratory rodent housing: expression of natural behaviours and improved welfare

Joanna Makowska is an Adjunct Professor in Applied Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia, and Laboratory Animal Advisor at the Animal Welfare Institute. She obtained her PhD from the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia, where her work focused on laboratory rat housing and how it affects rat welfare. Joanna is passionate about understanding what different animals need and how best to provide them with a life worth living.