Carolyn Erdman

Title
Staff Research Associate

Education
MSc, Animal Science, University of Illinois
B.S., Agriculture, University of Illinois 

Carolyn's main job is isolating DNA/RNA from blood and tissues for genetic studies. Prior to coming to the State Lab, Carolyn worked in feline and canine genetic research at UC Davis (starting in 2003). The primary aims of the research were disease and coat type mutation discovery, and successes including the discovery of a mutation that causes a heritable form of Polycystic Kidney Disease in Persian and Persian-related cats. In 2008, Carolyn moved to San Francisco and began work in canine behavior and human psychiatric genetics. She joined the State Lab in February 2014.