Dr Tom Lewis
Post Doctoral Quantitative Geneticist, Animal Health Trust
Dr Tom Lewis
2008 – Current    –  Post doc Quantitative Geneticist      Animal Health Trust
Genetic analysis of complex inherited disease and population structure in pedigree dog breeds. Recent focus on syringomyelia and mitral valve disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and hip dysplasia in Labrador Retrievers and calculation of indicators of genetic diversity for multiple pedigree dog breeds. Results of analyses will be publically provided, via the Kennel Club, allowing improvements in the efficacy of selection against disease and the maintenance of genetic diversity.

2002 – 2005    –  PhD in Quantitative Genetics    –  Nottingham University Investigation into the genetic and environmental effects on porcine fertility traits, including genotype x environment interactions, heterosis and recombination loss effects, and seasonal effects using splines. Included placement at the Roslin Institute.

2002 – 2003    –  Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis    –  Edinburgh University
Completed the taught component of this MSc programme as part of PhD programme.

1996 – 1999    –  BSc Animal Science    –  University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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