Bishwo Pokharel is a PhD by thesis candidate under the supervision of Dr. Alexandra Harlander. He completed his undergraduate degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal. After the completion of undergraduate degree, he joined the University of Manitoba, Department of Animal Science for his Masters in Animal Science where he got exposed to well-equipped research facilities related to animal farming, feed production and biotechnology. He spent his fruitful two years working in swine nutrition and various other projects related to swine and poultry. This developed his interest towards research work related to nutrition, animal health and behaviour. After the successful completion of Master’s degree from the University of Manitoba, he joined the lab group of Dr. Alexandra Harlander where he is spending most of his time understanding the behaviour of laying hens especially in regards of their preference over different kind of litters. His project involves the study about how the birds make decision individually and when they are in a typical group setting. He is also involved in the project involving behavioural responses of laying hens exposed to different concentrations of gases including ammonia, carbon-dioxide and various other gases. The results obtained from these studies will help Bishwo to understand more about the behavioural responses of chickens thereby enabling him to work for bird’s health and welfare. Apart from research activities, Bishwo is a big fan of soccer and likes to play soccer in his spare times.