Rutgers Equine Science Center
Join us TODAY for a webinar with our very own Ph.D. candidate, Ms. Ellen Rankins!
Presenter: Ellen Rankins, M.S.
Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers University- Graduate Program in Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences Program.
Thursday, September 23rd 11:00 AM EST
Join us for a webinar with Ellen Rankins as she explores the use of EMG units on horses as a gauge for assessing acute stress. A discussion of her work, as well as future applications, will be included.
Ellen Rankins is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences Program. She completed her B.S. at Auburn University in Animal Sciences – Equine Science and went on to earn an M.S. at the University of Florida in Animal Sciences.
When not in the classroom or lab, she can be found teaching adapted or therapeutic riding lessons. Her hours spent in the arena have informed her research interests, which have all been related to the equine assisted services (EAS) industry.
Under the guidance of Drs. Karyn Malinowski and Kenneth McKeever, she has started her doctoral research project investigating the human-horse interaction in equine assisted services with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).