Ph.D, Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, 2023
B.S., Psychology, University of Western Ontario, 2016
Aynsley Romaniuk is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Candace Croney’s lab. In 2016, she earned her BSc in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. After she graduated, she pursued a career in finance. However, she quickly realized her passion was animal welfare and changed careers. In 2018, Aynsley joined Dr. Candace Croney’s lab as a graduate student. She earned her PhD from Purdue University in December 2023. Aynsley’s dissertation focused on dam welfare throughout the peri-parturient period, the relationships between dam and puppy welfare, and maternal care in US commercial breeding kennels. She was also involved in studies investigating the effects of early neurological stimulation and ground transportation on puppy welfare. Aynsley is continuing to explore the welfare of dogs in US commercial breeding kennels and is currently working on research to understand puppies’ experiences during ground transportation.