Ann T. Bowling Fellowship in Veterinary Genetics
This fellowship, established in memory of Ann T. Bowling, supports full-time graduate students in UC Davis Ph.D. programs whose research is directed at identifying, understanding, and mitigating the genetic/genomic basis of heritable disorders afflicting veterinary species. Fellows perform an internship at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory as part of their training.
Dr. Ann Bowling (1943-2000) was a pioneer in veterinary genetics. Dr. Bowling received her doctorate from UC Davis after completing her thesis on plant genetics. In her early research career, she investigated various topics in genetics including animal cytogenetics and parentage identification, and she also began exploring what would become a lifelong interest in horse coat color genetics and genetic disease. She became an internationally known expert on horse genetics and a leader of the project to map the horse genome, authoring 93 peer-reviewed publications that made contributions in the areas of DNA testing, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. Dr. Bowling was an adjunct professor and the Executive Associate Director of the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory until her death in 2000.