Current Applied Ethology Lab Graduate Students
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Hector J. Perez Marquez, DVM, PhD
MSc Student, Keana Kathan, BSc
Keana completed her BSc in Agriculture with a specialization in Animal Science at the University of Alberta. Throughout her undergraduate program she gained an interest in livestock behaviour, genetics, and how emerging policies can alter animal management systems. She is currently researching broiler gait kinematics and genomics.
MSc Student, Emily DePaoli, BSc
Emily was raised in Southern Alberta on a mixed grain and cattle operation, where she developed an initial interest in agriculture and animals. She completed her BSc in Animal Health at the University of Alberta in 2021. Emily's research interests include projects that work to improve animal agriculture in relation to: animal welfare, the environment and the well-being of producers. Her current research focuses on assessing perching behaviour in laying hens utilizing 3D kinematics to study the impact of perching biomechanics on keel bone health.