Leslie Lyons

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Professor Emerita of Genetics

Departments

Vet Med - Population Health and Reproduction

Offices and Labs

260 Center for Companion Animal Health
530-754-5546

Degrees

1991 PhD Human Genetics University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health
1987 MS Human Genetics University of Pittsburgh
1985 BS Biochemistry University of Pittsburgh

Department and Center Affiliations

Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
School of Veterinary Medicine, Population Health & Reproduction

ProfessionalSocieties

International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG)
American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Specialties / Focus

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Animal Genomics
  • Human Genetics and Genomics

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Animal Biology Comparative Pathology Forensics

Labs

Lyons Feline Genetics Laboratory, 243 Center for Companion Animal Health website
  • Robert Grahn, Barbara Gandolfi, Daniel Greenfield, Jennifer Kurishma, Mike Hamilton, Hasan Alhaddad, Kari Lee, Matt Watters, Jeanette Grabryszak

Teaching Interests

Genetics: animal, veterinary, molecular.

Courses

VMD 425 Veterinary Genetics
GGG 205 Genetics Laboratory Rotations (Fall)
FRS 001 Genetics in Film (Spring)

Personal Interests

Any Pittsburgh sports team, SCUBA Diving, Skiing, Basketball, Classic Movies, James Bond

Publications

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  • Lyons LA, Biller DS, Erdman CA, Lipinski MJ, Young AE, Roe BA, Qin B, Grahn RA. Feline polycystic kidney disease mutation identified in PKD1. J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2548-2555, 2004.
  • Gomez MC, Pope EC, Giraldo A, Lyons LA, Harris RF, King AL, Cole A, Godke RA, Dresser BA. Birth and characteristics of African wildcat cloned kittens born from domestic cats. Cloning Stem Cells 6:247-258, 2004.
  • Lyons LA, Imes DL, Rah HC, Grahn RA. Tyrosinase mutations associated with Siamese and Burmese patterns in the domestic cat (Felis catus). Anim Genet 36:119-26, 2005.
  • Rah H, Maggs DJ, Blankenship TN, Narfstrom K, Lyons LA. Early-onset autosomal recessive progressive retinal atropy in Persian cats. Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci 46:1742-7, 2005.
  • Lyons LA, Foe IT, and Grahn RA. Chocolate coated cats: TYRP1 mutations for brown color in domestic cats. Mammalian Genome 16:356-66, 2005.
  • Bighignoli B, Niini T, Grahn RA, Pedersen NC, Millon LV, Polli M, Longeri M, Lyons LA. Genetics of cytidine monophospho-N-acetylneuraminic acid hydroxylase (CMAH) and relationship to the domestic cat AB blood group. BMC Genet. 2007 Jun 6;8:27.
  • Lipinski MJ, et al. An international parentage and identification panel for the domestic cat (Felis catus). Anim Genet. 2007 Aug;38(4):371-7.
  • Lipinski MJ, Froenicke L, Baysac KC, Billings NC, Leutenegger CM, Levy AM, Longeri M, Niini T, Ozpinar H, Slater MR, Pedersen NC, Lyons LA. The ascent of cat breeds: Genetic evaluations of breeds and worldwide random-bred populations. Genomics, 91(1): 12-21, 2008.
  • Shin T, Kraemer D, Pryor J, Liu L, Rugila J, Howe L, Buck S, Murphy K, Lyons L and M Westhusin. 2002. Cell biology: A cat cloned by nuclear transplantation. Nature. 415 (6874):859
  • Gómez MC, Pope CE, Kutner RH, Ricks DM, Lyons LA, Ruhe MT, Dumas C, Lyons J, Dresser BL, Reiser J. Generation of domestic transgenic cloned kittens using lentivirus vectors.. Cloning Stem Cells. 2009 (1) 167-76.
  • Grahn RA, Kurushima JD, Billings NC, Grahn JC, Halverson JL, Hammer E, Ho CK, Kun TJ, Levy JK, Lipinski MJ, Mwenda JM, Ozpinar H, Schuster RK, Shoorijeh SJ, Tarditi CR, Waly NE, Wictum EJ, Lyons LA. Feline non-repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region database for forensic evidence. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2010 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Gandolfi B, Outerbridge CA, Beresford LG, Myers JA, Pimentel M, Alhaddad H, Grahn JC, Grahn RA, Lyons LA. The naked truth: Sphynx and Devon Rex cat breed mutations in KRT71. Mamm Genome. 2010 Oct;21(9-10):509-15. Epub 2010 Oct 16.