Elaine Norton, DVM, MS

Elaine Norton

Contact Info

norto253@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-6731


MD, DVM, Colorado State University

PhD student, Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, University of Minnesota

MS, Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University

BS, Arizona State University

Summary

Awards & Recognition

2015 EQUUS Research Fellowship

NIH Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Fellowship, 2013-2016

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is a metabolic derangement in horses defined by increased insulin resistance and has been described as an animal model for type two diabetes in humans. The focus of my research is using genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing technologies to look at associations between known EMS phenotypes, metabolic derangements, and breed susceptibility to identify genes and putative functional alleles associated with EMS and laminitis risk, using Welsh Ponies and Morgans as a model population.