|Daniel Pomp, PhD|
Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
Daniel Pomp's Biosketch
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
|1989||North Carolina State University||PhD, Animal Genetics|
|1986||University of Wisconsin Ė Madison||MS, Animal Breeding|
|1983||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||BS, Animal Sciences|
Dr. Pomp studies the genetic architecture of complex traits, with an emphasis on obesity and body weight regulation. Using polygenic mouse models and high throughput approaches integrating genomics and physiology, he identifies genes that control predisposition to obesity, including components of energy balance such as caloric intake, basal metabolism and voluntary exercise. He also studies how these genes interact with each other and with nutritional interventions. Dr. Pomp also investigates polygenic and dietary obesity as risk factors for mammary and colon cancer susceptibility. Dr. Pompís research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, and by a variety of sources in the biomedical and agricultural industries.