Canine Genetics Lab - Dept. of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences & Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 

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Michael Conzemius, DVM, PhD, Dip DACVS
Nolan Donahue, Undergraduate Student
Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVECC
Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD, Dip ACVIM
Emily Ghose, Undergraduate Student
Elizabeth Guzik, Undergraduate Student
James Mickelson, PhD
Katie Minor, RN
Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD
Nicole Tate, PhD Student
Amy Treeful, PhD Student
Sabina Vadnais, BA

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


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.

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If you wish to contribute financially to our Canine Genetics Research please donate online.

When directed to designate a recipient for your gift, choose “Other” and type: “Fund #5062 Canine Genetics Lab”.


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