Canine Genetics Lab

The nine canine genetics lab members
In alphabetical order: Farah Almeer, Lab Manager; Jonah Cullen, MS. PhD Candidate; Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVECC; Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, Dip ACVIM; James Mickelson, PhD, Professor Emeritus; Katie Minor, RN, Lab Manager; Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVIM; Nicole Tate, PhD

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.


Canine genetic testing

Our canine genetic test results guide veterinarians, and owners, with breeding decisions and treatment considerations.

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Canine genetic research

Our canine genetic research seeks to identify genes for twelve conditions dogs can suffer from.

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Canine Genetics Lab
University of Minnesota
1988 Fitch Ave.
AS/VM 295
St. Paul, MN 55108

Email: [email protected]

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