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Courtney Daigle

Daigle, Courtney
Courtney Daigle
Assistant Professor, Animal Welfare
Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Zoology, Oklahoma State University
Graduate Education
M.S. in Zoo & Aquarium Management, Michigan State University
Ph.D. in Animal Science, Michigan State University
Postdoctoral training, Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University
American Society of Animal Science Young Scholars Award, 2014
Junior Fellowship, Wageningen Institute of Animal Science, Wageningen University, 2011

Dr. Courtney Daigle is an Assistant Professor in the Nutrition section of the Department of Animal Science.  She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2004 from Oklahoma State University.  She worked in the zoo industry for several years before continuing her education at Michigan State University where she received a Master of Science in Zoo & Aquarium Management (2008) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science (2013).  During her graduate training she worked as an intern with the Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute (2008), was a Junior research fellow at Wageningen University (2011), and was the technician for the Animal Behavior and Welfare Laboratory at Michigan State University (2008-2014).  She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University (2015).

Dr. Daigle specializes in evaluating management practices to optimize animal health, productivity, and welfare.  The Daigle Lab quantifies behavior to develop and validate technologies designed to measure species specific behaviors important to health, welfare, and productivity.

Her professional memberships include the International Society for Applied Ethology and the American Society of Animal Science.

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