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Human-Animal Interaction

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

playful young white unicolored cat looking at feather

Researchers Across Tufts Pivot to Fight COVID-19

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Scientists collaborate to understand the coronavirus, from how it is transmitted to the disparity of its harm.   https://now.tufts.edu/articles/researchers-across-tufts-pivot-fight-covid-19

Searching for Ways to Defeat COVID-19

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Researchers developing therapies and vaccines look to find the best paths forward with the help of a Cummings School veterinary pathologist

multipe virus cells pathology

On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

What Is Behind COVID-19 Spillover Events?

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Professor Jonathan Runstadler discusses his lab’s work to investigate genetic mutations and other factors that enable the SARS-CoV-2 virus to jump species.

Black dog being swabbed in nasal cavity for COVID-19 testing