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Rachel Kornetsky, Current Student

Rachel Kornetsky
Field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Education
B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies, Tufts University 2013
M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev 2015

Brief Biography
Rachel grew up in the suburbs of Boston and attended Tufts University undergraduate where she majored in Biology and Environmental Studies. After graduating she moved to Israel where she completed a masters in Medical Science at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in the department of Immunology, Microbiology, and Genetics and researched immunotherapies to cancer. After completing her masters, she continued to gain laboratory experience as a research assistant in a laboratory in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology that studies obesity. She is interested in pursuing a career as a veterinary research scientist and has a particular interest in laboratory animal medicine.  Rachel is passionate in advocating for all animals involved in research. Her career goals include ensuring animal general care and welfare, while also contributing to the advancement of human and animal medicine, public health, and scientific knowledge. In her free time she enjoy singing, running, cycling, hiking, traveling and camping.

Publications
Kornetsky, R., M. Rock, M. Pokras. (2013). A Rapid post-mortem screening test for lead toxicosis in Common Loons (Gavia immer) and Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Journal of Wildlife Disease.  doi: 10.7589/2011-11-336.

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