Bridgett vonHoldt

Bridgett vonHoldt

Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Assistant Professor

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Published on May 19, 2018

Funded!!!

Thank you to all of those who backed this project! I'm so thrilled to announce that this project is now ABSOLUTELY FUNDED! It feels amazing to have the support of the community in continuing this w...

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Published on May 18, 2018

41 hours left and 90% there!

Tell your friends! Every donation is significant!!!

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Published on May 15, 2018

The funding goal is in sight!

A heartfelt thanks to the growing network of pledgers and supporters of this work! With a few days left, I'm still reaching out and encouraging people to share with their networks, even small donat...

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Published on May 13, 2018

Home stretch...!

The recent pace is really exciting as new backers become involved, while others are incredibly generous and increase their amounts! I'm very hopeful about meeting the funding goals for this project...

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Published on May 12, 2018

Extension!

Experiment.com was supportive for granting me a 1-week extension! I am working hard to make new connections and spread the word! Please continue to share the site with friends and family. We are ge...

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Published on May 11, 2018

Last 40 hours!

I am cheering on the Experiment.com community! Spread the word in hopes that we can continue exploring the genetics of canine friendliness!

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Published on May 08, 2018

Funding importance

Just a short note to emphasize the importance of every dollar donated. There are several reasons why federal or agency-based funding is challenging, especially for smaller amounts of money (such as...

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Published on May 02, 2018

How we study the genetics of canine behavior

As a short background of this work, my group published a paper in the journal Science Advances in July 2017 (co-lead by an undergraduate senior as part of her excellent thesis work in my group!) in...

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Published on Apr 28, 2018

The scientific lives of the Yellowstone wolves

I have collaborated with the wolf biologists of Yellowstone National Park for over 10 years. They maintain an amazing program that closely monitors their wolf population since the initial wolf rein...

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Thank you to all of those who backed this project! I'm so thrilled to announce that this project is now ABSOLUTELY FUNDED! It feels amazing to have the support of the community in continuing this work. I am so excited to be able to report back on our progress as we can now move forward to collect new sequence data and begin analysis on this in late Fall of 2018. I am so honored and grateful for the community support. A heartfelt thank you to each and every supporter. I'll be sure to keep you updated with news and pictures!
May 19, 2018
What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?
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Thank you so much, Conrad! I'm so grateful for your donation and kind words! I'm excited to keep this effort going and see what we learn next... it just keeps getting more and more interesting.
May 02, 2018
What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?
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This flurry of support and comments is so awesome! Thank you everyone for the input and donations. Fingers crossed for reaching the goal!
Apr 04, 2018
What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?
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Hi Loren, If you're interested in possibly participating in my ongoing canine behavioral research, please visit my project's website (http://vonholdt.princeton.edu/dog_wbs.html) to see how you can be involved! My sister has a Catahoula and is also super focused on meeting every person on the planet :) Feel free to email me if you have more questions! -Bridgett
Apr 01, 2018
What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?
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I am very excited for this project and happy to contribute to my own work!
Mar 14, 2018
What genes make domestic dogs friendlier than wolves?
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