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Dr. Rachel L Dennis

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences 1413 AnSc/AgEn Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-2311


  • Research focuses on behavioral neurophysiology, to better understand the mechanisms of neural plasticity and the impacts behavior I
  • Research also addresses issues of poultry production and well-being
  • Research specifically focuses on

I. The short- and long-term impacts of embryonic and early life environments on neural growth and morphology, as well as resulting behavioral phenotypes,

II. The plasticity of the sensory systems and how alterations to these systems can impact neurophysiology and behavior

III. The impacts of conventional and alternative husbandry practices on poultry well-being