Samantha Beeson

Samantha Beeson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-6731

MD, Current DVM/PhD Student, Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

BS, Animal Science, University of Minnesota


Awards & Recognition

NIH Training Program in Muscle Research Fellowship, 2015

Morris Animal Foundation Travel Award, 2015

USDA-NRSP8 Equine Genome Workshop Travel Award, 2015

CVM Travel Scholarship, 2014


Research Summary/Interests


  • Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (RER)

Sam's thesis project is focused on determining the genetic basis of recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) in Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Additional projects she is involved in include investigation of genetic determinants of gait in Standardbred horses, creation of a fine-scale recombination map for the domestic horse, and assessment of genotype imputation performance between low- and high-density equine SNP arrays.