Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7UU
Rebekkah graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology. After joining the AHT for a summer scholarship programme in 2012, Rebekkah acquired a keen interest in canine genetics leading to the completion of her final year dissertation project through work at the AHT, of which she was awarded the School Dissertation prize at Nottingham Trent University. This work increased her desire to work in canine genetics, where she has joined the team from 2014 to aid in the research of canine inherited diseases.
Rebekkah is involved with various research projects within the Canine Genetics Research Group that aim to investigate the genetic basis of canine inherited disease.
Expertise & Interests:
Through her scholarship and university work, Rebekkah has acquired various laboratory and analytical skills which she is continuing to apply to her role at the AHT. Since joining the Canine Genetics team, she has started to build on her skills, in next generation sequencing in particular, of which she has a strong interest in.
Downs, L. M., Hitti, R., Pregnolato, S. and Mellersh, C. S. (2013). Genetic screening for PRA-associated mutations in multiple dog breeds shows that PRA is heterogeneous within and between breeds. Veterinary Ophthalmology. DOI: 10.1111/vop.12122
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.