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About the Researchers

The following renowned experts on EPI research are now at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, and will directly benefit from our efforts:

  • Keith Murphy, Professor of Genetics, Pathobiology & Biotechnology
    Dept of Pathobiology
    Grant for PAA from the CHF:
    Murphy, K.E. and L.A. Clark (Co-Is). Analysis of a candidate gene for pancreatic acinar atrophy in the German Shepherd Dog. Canine Health Foundation. $22,680. 2004-2005.
  • Leigh Ann Clark, PhD in EPI
    Research Ass't Professor, Dept of Pathobiology
    Dr. Clark studied under Dr. Murphy for her PhD and continues to work with him. She received the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine Fisher Institute Medical Research Award, 2004, for her dissertation, titled: Transmission genetics of pancreatic acinar atrophy in the German Shep Dog.

One of the studies by all three principals and others: Moeller, E.M., J.M. Steiner, *L.A. Clark, K.E. Murphy, T.R. Famula, D.A. Williams, M.E. Stankovics and A.S. Vose (2002). Inheritance of pancreatic acinar atrophy in German Shepherd Dogs in the USA. American Journal of Veterinary Research 63 (10): 1429-1434. See also this list of other studies they were involved in.