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, we 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 our lab: please email 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.
- Biology/Zoology 152: After at least 1 semester working with our lab (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 no longer accepting new applications for prospective graduate students to join my lab for the 2022-2023 academic year.