Canine Genetics Lab

Canine Genetics Lab Members

Our interdisciplinary team is working to understand the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of inherited autoimmune, neuromuscular, neurological, and metabolic disorders of companion animal species.
Jonah Cullen, MS, PhD Candidate
Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVECC
Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Anna Hedger, Undergraduate Student
James Mickelson, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Katie Minor, RN, Lab Manager
Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Nicole Tate, PhD Candidate
Amy Treeful, PhD Candidate


Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

Steve Friedenberg with Poodle

 We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.


German Shorthaired Pointers

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