Jessica Povroznik (right), a lab technician in the Rodent Behavior Core, was invited
to present her research at the Three Rivers Branch of the American Association
for Laboratory Animal Science (TRBAALAS) regional meeting in Pittsburgh on November
16, 2017. Jessica was awarded first place for her poster presentation.
Jessica presented her data from her first author paper, "Locomotor Effects of a Low-Frequency Fire Alarm on C57Bl/6 Male Mice," which was published as a short report in Laboratory Animals Limited. Jessica, along with her collaborators, focused the study on maintaining appropriate conditions for animal welfare in biomedical research facilities, primarily focusing on the disruptive sounds of fire alarms and how quickly animals behavioral recovered from each experience, if at all. She presented alternative technologies that may be utilized to reduce negative outcomes in locomotor behavior among laboratory animals caused by excessive fire alarms in particular technologies that generate a sound frequency that is out of the audible range of mice.