Fri, 11 February 2011
This week on Genome Barks, we welcome Dr. Leigh Anne Clark, a member of the faculty at Clemson University. Dr. Clark’s research has focused on canine genetic disease. In this podcast, we discuss Dr. Clark’s work in dermatomyositis. Dr. Clark defines the disease, and discusses prevalence, clinical signs, and tips for breeders to help future generations.
Dr. Leigh Anne Clark attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2000. She subsequently entered graduate school and joined the Canine Genetics Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Clark's thesis work concerned both the development of microsatellite DNA-based tools and pancreatic acinar atrophy in the German Shepherd Dog. She received a PhD in 2004 and remained in the Canine Genetics Laboratory for her postdoctoral work. Now an Assistant Professor of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University, Dr. Clark's research continues to focus on canine inherited disease.