regulations concerning research animal care and use. Her research interests include innate immunity and infectious disease, toxicologic pathology, and the interactions between rodents and their environment as they relate to disease susceptibility. In 2007 she was the inaugural recipient of the North American Animal Welfare Award, co-sponsored by Procter & Gamble and the Humane Society of the United States.


Geoffrey A. Wood, DVM, PhD, DVSc, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada. Dr. Wood has a doctorate in cancer biology and a doctorate in veterinary pathology. He has been involved in design or pathologic characterization of hundreds of genetically engineered rodents, both as the former Associate Director of Pathology at the Centre for Modeling Human Disease in Toronto, and in his current position. His lab conducts research on cancer genetics and the process of metastasis, with a focus on bone and prostate cancer. Dr. Wood’s research collaborations include projects investigating various aspects of a wide range of different cancer types, as well as studies on stem cell biology, immunity, and inflammation.


Hanno Würbel, Dr.sc.nat, is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethology at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. He has studied biology (zoology) at the University of Berne, Switzerland and graduated from the ETH Zürich, Switzerland with a doctorate in natural sciences. He has experience in animal behavior and in the scientific assessment of animal well-being, and has mostly worked with rodents, but also with rabbits, dogs, poultry, and horses. His research focuses on environment-dependent plasticity of brain and behavior in relation to questions of animal husbandry and animal welfare. In 2005 Dr. Würbel received the Hessian Animal Welfare Research Prize and in 2009 the Felix Wankel Animal Welfare Research Award. He is a member of the Animal Welfare Council of the German government, Central Animal Welfare Officer of the University of Giessen, and head of the University’s Central Animal Facility. He is also a council member of the International Society of Applied Ethology (ISAE), editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, and editorial board member of the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science.



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