Christina Winnicker

Institute of Comparative Medicine, Columbia University
Christina Winnicker

Christina Winnicker is the Associate Director of Comparative Medicine at Columbia University, and Director of Enrichment and Behavioral Medicine at Charles River until 2015. She also served on Eureka’s Editorial Board for one term. Prior to joining Charles River, she was the Chief of Comparative Clinical Services at Columbia University in New York City.


The 5S Glove Test

For those who work in a vivarium it will come as no surprise that storage rooms could use a little less stimulation and a little more discipline.

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Christina Winnicker

Listening to Animals

We’re always looking for better ways to provide good welfare for animals in our care, but how do we always know environmental enrichments improve the welfare of animals?

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Christina Winnicker

Mice No Longer Out in the Cold

Give a child a Rubik’s Cube and motor and math skills develop. Give the same Rubik’s Cube to a rat, and well…nothing happens. It’s totally irrelevant to their development. This is the idea behind behaviorally relevant enrichment.

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Christina Winnicker