I’m originally from Modesto, California, where I went to high school and junior college. I have always enjoyed biology and chemistry, but along the way I discovered a passion for Animal genetics (comparative, evolutionary, etc.) and decided to further that interest by transferring to U.C. Davis as genetics major. I joined Lyons Lab during my senior year, in summer of 2012. My main interest was exploring genetics through research, studying feline genetics, investigating feline diseases, and coat color. After graduating in June of 2013 with my bachelors in Genetics from UC Davis, I moved with the Lyons Lab to University of Missouri and took on the position as lab manager. Now I am looking forward to starting my master’s program within the lab, focusing on the causative mutations related to Hydrocephalus in cats. My long-term goal is to get my PHD in Animal Genetics and continue research in comparative and evolutionary aspects of model and non-model organisms. I take my work home with me in the form of my adorable cats; my Manx, Kiska and my affected hydrocephalus cat, Poseidon. My hobbies are reading, cooking, exploring new places and spoiling my cats.
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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
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Professor Emerita – University of California – Davis