Leslie A. Lyons

Leslie Lyons

Position Title
Professor Emerita of Genetics

Unit
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine

260 Center for Companion Animal Health
Bio

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Animal BiologyComparative Pathology Forensics

Specialties / Focus

  • Animal Genomics
  • Human Genetics and Genomics

Courses

  • VMD 425 Veterinary Genetics
  • GGG 205 Genetics Laboratory Rotations, Fall
  • FRS 001 Genetics in Film, Spring

Labs

  • Lyons Feline Genetics Laboratory, 243 Center for Companion Animal Health http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/Catgenetics/
    • Robert Grahn, Barbara Gandolfi, Daniel Greenfield, Jennifer Kurishma, Mike Hamilton, Hasan Alhaddad, Kari Lee, Matt Watters, Jeanette Grabryszak

Professional Societies

  • International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG)
  • American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Degrees

  • 1985 BS Biochemistry University of Pittsburgh
  • 1987 MS Human Genetics University of Pittsburgh
  • 1991 PhD Human Genetics University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

Publications

Lyons LA, Biller DS, Erdman CA, Lipinski MJ, Young AE, Roe BA, Qin B, Grahn RA. Feline polycystic kidney disease mutation identified in PKD1. J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2548-2555, 2004.

Gomez MC, Pope EC, Giraldo A, Lyons LA, Harris RF, King AL, Cole A, Godke RA, Dresser BA. Birth and characteristics of African wildcat cloned kittens born from domestic cats. Cloning Stem Cells 6:247-258, 2004.

Lyons LA, Imes DL, Rah HC, Grahn RA. Tyrosinase mutations associated with Siamese and Burmese patterns in the domestic cat (Felis catus). Anim Genet 36:119-26, 2005.

Rah H, Maggs DJ, Blankenship TN, Narfstrom K, Lyons LA. Early-onset autosomal recessive progressive retinal atropy in Persian cats. Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci 46:1742-7, 2005.

Lyons LA, Foe IT, and Grahn RA. Chocolate coated cats: TYRP1 mutations for brown color in domestic cats. Mammalian Genome 16:356-66, 2005.

Bighignoli B, Niini T, Grahn RA, Pedersen NC, Millon LV, Polli M, Longeri M, Lyons LA. Genetics of cytidine monophospho-N-acetylneuraminic acid hydroxylase (CMAH) and relationship to the domestic cat AB blood group. BMC Genet. 2007 Jun 6;8:27.

Lipinski MJ, et al. An international parentage and identification panel for the domestic cat (Felis catus). Anim Genet. 2007 Aug;38(4):371-7.

Lipinski MJ, Froenicke L, Baysac KC, Billings NC, Leutenegger CM, Levy AM, Longeri M, Niini T, Ozpinar H, Slater MR, Pedersen NC, Lyons LA. The ascent of cat breeds: Genetic evaluations of breeds and worldwide random-bred populations. Genomics, 91(1): 12-21, 2008.

Shin T, Kraemer D, Pryor J, Liu L, Rugila J, Howe L, Buck S, Murphy K, Lyons L and M Westhusin. 2002. Cell biology: A cat cloned by nuclear transplantation. Nature. 415 (6874):859

Gómez MC, Pope CE, Kutner RH, Ricks DM, Lyons LA, Ruhe MT, Dumas C, Lyons J, Dresser BL, Reiser J. Generation of domestic transgenic cloned kittens using lentivirus vectors.. Cloning Stem Cells. 2009 (1) 167-76.

Grahn RA, Kurushima JD, Billings NC, Grahn JC, Halverson JL, Hammer E, Ho CK, Kun TJ, Levy JK, Lipinski MJ, Mwenda JM, Ozpinar H, Schuster RK, Shoorijeh SJ, Tarditi CR, Waly NE, Wictum EJ, Lyons LA. Feline non-repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region database for forensic evidence. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Gandolfi B, Outerbridge CA, Beresford LG, Myers JA, Pimentel M, Alhaddad H, Grahn JC, Grahn RA, Lyons LA. The naked truth: Sphynx and Devon Rex cat breed mutations in KRT71. Mamm Genome. 2010 Oct;21(9-10):509-15. Epub 2010 Oct 16.

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