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master of science in conservation medicine

Dr. Alison Robbins, MS, DVM

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Anyone who thinks conservation work isn’t exciting hasn’t thrown vaccine-laced bait from a helicopter in the name of rabies control. Or, spent a year in Australia battling frog fungus. Or, climbed into caves in search… Read More

MCM’19 Camera Trap Photos

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Field and Laboratory Techniques Course                               Photos captured on the Grafton Campus at the Cummings School Camera traps are a common… Read More

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.