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Author: Cummings School News Staff

Five Things to Know About Rats

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get… Read More

Jennifer Graham examining Tiger Lily, a pet rat, with Kayla Richard, V20

What colors can dogs see?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Veterinary ophthalmologist Stephanie Pumphrey, V08, an assistant professor at Cummings School, responds Dogs do see color, although not as vividly as people do. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of… Read More

close up of a dogs eye

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