Dr. Carrie Doyle and her biology student Sylvia Ramsey, both of Bellarmine University, conduct research for Ramsey’s thesis at Indiana's Exotic Feline Rescue Center, home to nearly 150 large cats, many recovering from abuse and neglect. Doyle
and Ramsey spent 10 days researching the effects of positive enrichment on cortisol levels and gut microbiome in a cohort of ten female tigers.
Bellarmine University is a vibrant community of educational excellence and ethical
awareness that consistently ranks among the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our
students pursue an education based in the liberal arts – and in the distinguished, inclusive
Catholic tradition of educational excellence, the oldest and most rewarding in the western
world. It is a lifelong education, worthy of the university’s namesake, Saint Robert
Bellarmine, and of his invitation to each of us to learn and live In Veritatis Amore – in the
love of all that is beautiful, true and good in life.