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About Michal Zatrak

I am a technician/demonstrator for the department of Biological Sciences. In my role, I provide practical and technical support for animal modules that include anatomical dissections, live animal observations, research project design, statistics and various laboratory techniques. In addition, I am also responsible for the husbandry of all the animals we have in our laboratories.

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I completed a BSc in Marine Zoology at Bangor University, where I studied the metabolic responses of shore crabs to reduced salinity and progressive hypoxia. Following that, I went on to do an MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology at Manchester Metropolitan University where I focused on determining the effects of supplementary carotenoids on the growth rate and colouration of green and black poison dart frogs and I am now carrying out a PhD focusing on developing health and welfare assessment tools for harbour and grey seals.

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I have worked with a variety of wildlife, ranging from penguins to chimpanzees at the Welsh Mountain Zoo and Manchester SeaLife Aquarium. I also worked at a sea turtle rehabilitation centre in Australia, where I helped rehabilitate injured turtles and carried out reef monitoring surveys. I then worked in an endocrinology lab at Chester Zoo where I monitored the hormones of their elephants, rhinos and other animals and carried out a research project looking at the effects of time and environmental conditions on the concentrations of progesterone metabolites in the faecal samples of African wild dogs.

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