I Jennifer Lyons (no relation to Leslie Lyons) am originally from Mariposa, California, where I was very active in 4-H and also intent on pursuing a career related to animal conservation. I went to junior college near my hometown before I transferred to University of California, Davis, to finish my bachelors in Animal Biology. As an undergraduate I spent much of my time working with the Lyons Lab as part of their cat husbandry team. After graduating with my degree in June, 2012, I was immediately accepted into a masters program at UC Davis in animal biology with the Lyons Lab. I am currently finishing up my masters on the assessment of reproductive traits, in vitro fertility, and embryo development in toyger cats affected with hydrocephalus. After, I hope to be accepted into a PhD program here at Mizzou again with the Lyons Lab to continue studying feline reproduction from a genetics standpoint. I eventually want a career in assisted reproduction conservation for exotic felids. I have three kitties, Copper, Jade, and King, and am slowly turning into a crazy cat lady.
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Leslie A. Lyons, PhD
Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine
Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
E109 Vet Med Building, 1600 E. Rollins St.
University of Missouri – Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
Lyonsla@Missouri.edu Phone: 01 573 882 9777
Lab: 01 573 884 2287 Lab e-mail: email@example.com
Professor Emeritus – University of California – Davis