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Dr. Pedersen with Ferrini Award winners Barbara Gandolfi (2008) & Hasan Alhaddad (2012)

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Publications and Media

Lyons' Feline Genetics Lab Cat Publications


  • National Geographic
    Explorer – The Science of Cats
  • Animal Planet
    Weird, True and Freaky
    Critter Creations

Feline Genetic Disease Publications





Contact the Lyons’ Den

Leslie Lyons PhD
SVM Population Health & Reproduction
4206 VetMed 3A University of Calfornia, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
530-754-2287 (4-CATS)
Email : felinegenome@ucdavis.edu and lalyons@ucdavis.edu