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Life Science Laboratories

240 Thatcher Road
Amherst, MA 01003
United States



The Donahue lab studies the biology, physiology, and mechanics of bone from animals that have adapted to extreme environmental conditions. Examples include Trinidadian guppies, little pocket mice, arctic ground squirrels, bighorn sheep, hibernating bears, and dinosaurs. We also use more traditional laboratory rodent models to study  treatments for osteoporosis and tissue engineering approaches to regenerating new bone tissue.

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I am always happy to consider new potential graduate students and undergraduate researchers.  If you are interested in a possible lab position please email me a single PDF containing your CV or resume and a 1 page description of your background & work ethic, your interest in our work, and your long-term career plans.