As a laboratory animal veterinarian, Dr. Albertelli collaborates with investigators to develop and refine animal models of human disease. Better animal models lead to advancement in both biomedical research and animal welfare. Dr. Albertelli's focus area is cancer, particularly rodent models of glioblastoma, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. Surgical, orthotopic tumor models provide ways to test new cancer treatments, while characterization of genetic tumor models can bring insight into tumor initiation and metastasis. She also has ongoing projects to develop and characterize rodent models of celiac disease and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, she investigates ways to improve the welfare of animals in a laboratory setting through the development and assessment of environmental enrichment methods.