Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU
Chris graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 with a BSc Biological Sciences degree. He completed MSc Molecular Medicine at Cranfield University in 2012. After this Chris worked at the University of Sheffield as Research Technician, before joining the Animal Health Trust at the start of 2014.
Within the Canine Genetics Research Group, Chris is involved in research that aims to investigate the genetic cause of a range of inherited conditions in the dog.
Expertise & Interests:
Chris is very interested in molecular biology, in particular the molecular basis of inherited diseases. He has expertise in a range of molecular biology and analytical techniques.
Ricketts SL, Pettitt L, McLaughlin B, Jenkins CA, Mellersh CS (2015) A novel locus on canine chromosome 13 is associated with cataract in the Australian Shepherd breed of domestic dog. Mammalian Genome. 26:257-263.
Jenkins CA, Forman OP (2015) Identification of a novel frameshift mutation in the DMD gene as the cause of muscular dystrophy in a Norfolk terrier dog. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. 2:7.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.