Clemson University

Emeritus College Seminar with Dr. Leigh Anne Clark

  • January 16, 2020 (Thursday) 10:00am – 11:30am, SEMINAR: Genetics (Canine Dermatomyositis) with Dr. Leigh Anne Clark, Associate Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry: Canine dermatomyositis: The development of a genetic risk assessment for a complex disease. Genetic testing has become more common place for individuals seeking information on health risk and their ancestry and genetic profile.  But what about our animals?  Studies about genetic risks for dogs is growing.  This presentation will examine the canine genetic risk assessments using canine dermatomyositis.   Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease of the skin and muscles that occurs in dogs and people.  Using genome-wide association and whole genome resequencing data to discover three independent genetic loci underlying the disease in dogs. Nine of 27 possible genetic combinations confer risk to development of the disease. A genetic test now enables breeders to identify high-risk dogs prior to the onset of clinical signs and to select mate pairs that will not produce affected puppies. Please plan to join us for this very informative seminar by a top expert in the field!


Thursday, January 16 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Emeritus College, Meeting Room 511 Westinghouse Road Pendleton, SC 29670

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Emeritus College, College of Science, Genetics and Biochemistry

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Students, Faculty, Undergraduate, Graduate



No cost

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