Mark W. Neff

Van Andel Research Institute, USA

Mark W. Neff serves as a director of a program in canine genetics and genomics at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He had formally trained in classical yeast genetics at the University of Virginia. He received a U.S. Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship to train with the National Academies Member Dr. Jasper Rine on the Dog Genome Project at UC Berkeley. He served as an Associate Director of the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, before moving to VARI to start a translational medicine program in canine genetics. His interests include the study of breed-specific risk factors for cancer histologies, psychiatric disorders and mental illness, as well as neurological diseases.

Biography Updated on 4 July 2012

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