Leslie A. Lyons, MS, PhD

Gilbreath McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine

University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)

Research focuses on genetic aspects of domestic cats, including discovery of variants for inherited diseases and traits and the analyses of cat population dynamics. The Lyons laboratory maintains a research colony of cats with genetic traits and has a variety of projects with veterinary clinicians to define and describe heritable diseases and traits. The overall goal is to use our discoveries for translational medicine, genetic testing, and forensic applications.