Please select from the categories in the side-menu to learn more about the current and former members of the Van Os and Adcock labs.
Prospective undergraduate research assistants
For undergraduates interested in gaining research experience in animal welfare, the Adcock and Van Os labs have ongoing needs for assistance with primarily computer-based data collection, along with some hands-on animal handling opportunities. We provide computer workstations in our lab space where you can complete expected tasks such as watching video recordings of animal behavior and processing and analyzing data.
- If interested in joining either the Adcock or Van Os labs: please email the appropriate professor with your resume and a brief statement of your interests and relevant skills. If you are offered an interview, you will meet with the current graduate students who would directly supervise your research internship. If a good fit is found, you would be eligible to earn independent study course credits (e.g., Animal/Dairy Science 299). We expect a semester-long minimum commitment of 6 hours/week, scheduled in blocks of at least 2 hours at a time.
- Van Os lab policy for Biology/Zoology 152: After at least 1 semester working with ourlab (and provided you met all expectations), you would then become eligible for a research project in our lab to fulfill the requirements of Biology/Zoology 152 the following semester.
Prospective graduate students
I do not currently have funding for new graduate students. I encourage prospective students who are planning to apply for external fellowships to reach out to me beforehand to discuss project ideas.
Van Os lab
I am not accepting new applications for prospective graduate students to join my lab for the 2023-2024 academic year. I do not have pending grant funding that will change this status for 2023-2024. If opportunities arise for 2024-2025, I will update this site to indicate I am recruiting for new graduate students.