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Brianna N Gaskill

Animal Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
CRTN Room 3032

Area of Expertise: Animal Behavior and Well-Being

B.S., Kansas State University
Ph.D., Purdue University
Postdoc: Charles River

Teaching Assignment: ANSC 303 

Dr. Gaskill's research interests focus on welfare assessment of laboratory animals. She uses natural behavior, physiology, and affective state to assess an animal's overall well-bring. Brianna is especially interested on how better welface can translate into better science. Her research interests include: applied ethology, enrichment design and application, improving husbandry techniques, and how environment can affect scientific results when not tailored to the animal's needs and motivations. 

Dr. Brianna Gaskill Laboratory Web Page: http://labanimalwelfare.com/

Hobbies: Family, traveling, yoga, and pets

Selected Publications

Brochu, C. P., Winnicker, C. L., Provencher, A. L., Debien, E., Gariepy, S., & Gaskill, B. N. (2018). Effects of Nesting Material on the Toxicologic Assessment of Cyclophosphamide in Crl:CD1(ICR) Mice. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE, 57(4), 340-349. doi:10.30802/AALAS-JAALAS-17-000114

Robinson-Junker, A. L., O'Hara, B. F., & Gaskill, B. N. (2018). Out Like a Light? The Effects of a Diurnal Husbandry Schedule on Mouse Sleep and Behavior. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE, 57(2), 124-133.

Pritchett-Corning, K. R., & Gaskill, B. N. (2015). Lack of Negative Effects on Syrian Hamsters and Mongolian Gerbils Housed in the Same Secondary Enclosure. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE, 54(3), 261-266.

Rock, M. L., Karas, A. Z., Rodriguez, Katherine B. Gartrell, Gallo, M. S., Pritchett-Corning, K., Karas, R. H., . . . Gaskill, B. N. (2014). The Time-to-Integrate-to-Nest Test as an Indicator of Wellbeing in Laboratory Mice. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE, 53(1), 24-28.

Robinson-Junker, A., O'Hara, B., Durkes, A., & Gaskill, B. N. (2019). Sleeping through anything: The effects of unpredictable disruptions on mouse sleep, healing, and affect. PLoS ONE, 14(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210620

LaFollette, M. R., O'Haire, M. E., Cloutier, S., & Gaskill, B. N. (2018). Practical rat tickling: Determining an efficient and effective dosage of heterospecific play. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 208, 82-91. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2018.08.005

Blankenberger, W. B., Weber, E. M., Chu, D. K., Geronimo, J. T., Theil, J., Gaskill, B. N., . . . Ahloy-Dallaire, J. (2018). Breaking up is hard to do: Does splitting cages of mice reduce aggression? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 206, 94-101. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2018.06.003

LaFollette, M. R., Cloutier, S., Gaskill, B. N., & O’Haire, M. E. (2018). Rat Tickling in Pet Stores: Effects on Employees, Customers, and New Owners. Anthrozoos, 31(4), 495-513. doi:10.1080/08927936.2018.1482118

LaFollette, M. R., O'Haire, M. E., Cloutier, S., & Gaskill, B. N. (2018). A happier rat pack: The impacts of tickling pet store rats on human-animal interactions and rat welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 203, 92-102. doi:10.1016/j.applanim.2018.02.006

Cloutier, S., LaFollette, M. R., Gaskill, B. N., Panksepp, J., & Newberry, R. C. (2018). Tickling, a technique for inducing positive affect when handling rats. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2018(135). doi:10.3791/57190

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