Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Canine Genetics Lab

Lab staff

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.

Michael Conzemius, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Kari Ekenstedt, DVM, PhD
Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVECC
Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Elizabeth Guzik, Undergraduate Student
James Mickelson, PhD
Katie Minor, BA, RN
Edward (Ned) Patterson, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Nicole Tate, BS, Master's Student
Amy Treeful, MS
Nicole Wanner, DVM Candidate, Master's Student

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