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Leslie A. Lyons

Research interest The overall goal of the laboratory is to bring Precision / Genomic Medicine to Companion Animals to improve health of animals and humans. Research focuses on genetic aspects of domestic cats, including inherited diseases as biomedical models for humans, cat phenotypic and morphological traits and cat population dynamics, which are implied to genetic

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Shuping Zhang

Research Emphasis  Antimicrobial Peptides for Therapeutic Applications Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance using Phenotypic and Genomic Approaches (Whole Genome Sequencing) Molecular Diagnostic Assay Development and Validation Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Detection of pathogens and Toxins Education BVS, Shanxi Agricultural University, China MS, Northwest Agricultural University, China PhD, Kansas State University Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Publications

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James M. Amos-Landgraf

Research Emphasis: Our laboratory studies human colon cancer through the use of animal models. Using genetically engineered models of colon cancer in the mouse rat and pig, we are better able to understand the molecular genetic events that influence the initiation and progression of cancer.  To help us understand human colon cancer development and discover potential

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Christian Lorson

Fields of Interest Molecular Genetics Gene Therapy Education Ph.D. 1997, University of Missouri-Columbia B.A. 1991, Colorado College Research Statement Molecular basis of spinal muscular atrophy; RNA processing; gene therapy. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder that is the leading genetic cause of infantile death. SMA is the most common inherited motor neuron

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Gary S. Johnson

Research Emphasis Whole genome sequencing to identify the molecular genetic causes of heritable canine diseases Selected Publications  Farias FH, Zeng R, Johnson GS, Wininger FA, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, McKay SD, Sanders DN, Lohi H, Seppälä EH, Wade CM, Lindblad-Toh K, O’Brien DP, Katz ML. (2011) A truncating mutation in ATP13A2 is responsible for adult-onset

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Craig L. Franklin

Research emphasis: The overall goal of our laboratory is to support the needs of the Mutant Mouse and Rat Resource and Research Centers and biomedical community by performing research to understand how differing complex microbiota modulate animal models of disease and developing means to manipulate microbiota to ensure reproducibility of models being distributed. The Mutant Mouse

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Elizabeth Bryda

Research Emphasis Our laboratory takes a comparative medicine approach to studying human disorders such as polycystic kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease by using a variety of animal models from rodents to zebrafish. We are interested in characterizing disease-causing genes and their protein products in order to elucidate the molecular pathways in which these genes/proteins

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