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In Pursuit of Conservation

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Elena Iacono’s longstanding love of animals has guided her from childhood to her career

Elena Iacono standing in front of the Cummings School sign on the grafton campus posing for a picture

Veterinarian at the Museum

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A Tufts alum helped create an exhibit exploring how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.

Tracking the Jaguars of Belize

Friday, October 5th, 2018

The Jaguar Project, run by Dr. Marcella Kelly, began in the early 2000s and takes place in the northwestern region of Belize. I spent a month with the project, hiking through jungles and savannahs in search of wild cats.

From Cages to Trees: Lessons from the Toucan Rescue Ranch

Friday, October 5th, 2018

I completed my externship at the Toucan Rescue Ranch mostly to educate myself about the pet trade, which can do a great deal of damage to wild populations of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Illuminating Worms: My Month in the Darkroom

Friday, October 5th, 2018

During my externship in the Molecular Helminthology Laboratory (MHL), I found success in a series of experiments staining molecules in parasitic worms called schistosomes.

Turtle Hide and Seek

Monday, October 1st, 2018

They say it takes a village to raise a child; when it comes to turtles, it takes a classroom. The September sky is blue, and the air is crisp. It’s a good day for a walk… Read More