Senior Research Associate
Cathryn is driven by a passion to understand the genetic basis of inherited diseases in dogs and develop and deliver DNA tools that dog breeders can use to reduce the prevalence of disease in future generations of dogs and that veterinary surgeons can use to help diagnose disease.
Head of the Kennel Club Genetics Centre (KCGC) group, Cathryn has worked in the field of canine genetics for nearly 30 years and has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers.
In 2015 Cathryn was recognised for her contributions to veterinary science and canine health as the co-winner of the International Canine Health Awards (International Prize), run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and in 2016 was awarded the PetPlan Charitable Trust Scientific Award.
Cathryn is a member of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hereditary Disease Committee, the Kennel Club Health Screening & Genetics Sub-Group and the Kennel Club Dog Health Group.
Dr. Katherine Stanbury
Kat mainly works on a project that researches genetically inherited eye disease in dogs, known as CRIEDD.
Louise works on a variety of projects, providing lab support to other members of staff.
Genetics Research Coordinator
Bryan is involved in the recruitment and management of samples that are useful in our research.
Donna works on expanding our collection of cheek swab DNA samples from dogs with and without idiopathic epilepsy as well as developing surveys to obtain background information.