I am interested in how genes influence metabolism. Since completing a PhD into the genetics of rare forms of severe insulin resistance, I have shifted my focus back towards my veterinary roots. My current work is focused on the genetics of obesity in Labrador dogs, a breed notorious for being highly food motivated. I also work as a specialist in small animal medicine.
A deletion in the canine POMC gene is associated with weight and appetite in obesity
Hepatic lipodystrophy of Galloway calves.
Development, factor structure and application of the Dog Obesity Risk and Appetite (DORA) questionnaire.
Better research reporting for better patient care.
The coding sequence of POMC and obesity and appetite in Labrador retriever dogs.
The big problem: battling companion animal obesity.
Identification and Characterisation of a Novel Pathogenic Mutation in the Human Lipodystrophy Gene AGPAT2 : C48R: A Novel Mutation in AGPAT2.
Next generation sequencing – implications for clinical practice.
Early diagnosis of Werner’s syndrome using exome-wide sequencing in a single, atypical patient.
Founder effect in the Horn of Africa for an insulin receptor mutation that may impair receptor recycling.
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