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master of science in conservation medicine

A Day in the Life of a Whale Researcher

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Anjali Narasimhan, VG19, shares a first-person account of studying humpback whales in the remote wilderness of southeast Alaska

Anjali Narasimhan, VG19, drives a zodiac research vessel, scanning the waters for humpback whales

An S.O.S. for Australian Wildlife

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Wildfires are ravaging the continent’s wild marsupials and other animals—Cummings School alumni are on the ground helping

Humane Society International’s Kelly Donithan, VG12, giving water to a koala bear as part of the disaster relief from the fires in Australia

Overfishing and Modern-Day Slavery

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Tufts’ Jessica Sparks researches the connections between fishing stock declines worldwide and forced labor on the open seas

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.

And the Survey Says…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A biodiversity assessment reveals the many kinds of fauna living on the Grafton campus.

Searching for Southern California’s Birds of Prey

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Off-roading through canyons, exploring mountain chaparrals, and banding and tracking birds of prey in Southern California was all part of Tatyana Kalani’s, MCM17, winter externship. Source: http://cummingsvoices.tufts.edu/2017/04/searching-for-southern-californias-birds-of-prey/