Amanda manages the institute animal studies in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines. She collaborates with researchers and liaises with the IACUCs and institutional vet staffs to ensure that the Wyss Institute maintains OLAW and USDA compliance, as well as meeting elevated internal standards of animal welfare. Amanda and her team aid researchers through protocol design, model implementation, hands-on bio-methodology training, and surgical support. With nearly 10 years of experience working with a variety of species in a research setting, Amanda holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters Degree in Laboratory Animal Medicine from Tufts University. While at Tufts, Amanda was named to the Henry L. Foster Scholars Program, which was designed to recognize students who excel academically, demonstrate leadership, and intend to pursue a career in Laboratory Animal Medicine and the biomedical sciences. In 2010, she was selected to participate in Mercks Future Talent Program. Prior to a career in veterinary medicine, Amanda spent 3 years at Massachusetts General Hospital under the mentorship of the late Dr. Kenneth Bloch in the Anesthesia Center for Critical Care Research. There she supported studies focused on cardiovascular disease mechanisms and pulmonary hypertension.