Alexandra Draper

Alexandra Draper

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MD, BVetMed, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, London

MSc, Masters in Neurology and Neurodegeneration, King's College London

MS, Masters in Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

DACVIM: Diplomat in Large Animal Internal Medicine (residency at University of Minnesota)

Summary

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota Distinguished Master's Thesis Award in the Biological/Life Sciences 2015

Plant and Animal Genomics Conference Travel Award 2016

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Alex's thesis project is focused upon investigating the etiology and pathogenesis of Recurrent Laryngeal Neuropathy (RLN) in horses. This research is mainly conducted within the Comparative Neuromuscular Disease Laboratory at the Royal Veterinary College, London in collaboration with the Equine Genetics and Genomics Laboratory, University of Minnesota. The aim of this research is to investigate the genetic risk factors underlying RLN within Draft breed horses.