Department: Clinical Science and Services

Campus: Hawkshead

Research Groups: Musculoskeletal Biology

Research Centres: RVC Quantitative Biology Resource

I am a PhD student investigating the genomic architecture of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis, supervised by Dr Androniki Psifidi, Professor Richard Piercy and Dr Emily Clark (Roslin Institute), and funded by the RVC’s Mellon Fund for Equine Research and the Thoroughbred Breeder's Association.

I am part of both the Veterinary Clinical Genomics group and the Comparative Neuromuscular Diseases Laboratory.

 

I completed my BA(Hons) in 2012 in Preclinical Veterinary Studies with Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I worked for the Scottish SPCA before establishing my own business as an equine thermographer. I continued this work alongside my Master's in Equine Science from the University of Edinburgh (2017), where I completed my dissertation investigating infrared thermography as a diagnostic tool in equine myopathies. 

In 2018 I graduated with a Master's degree in Instrumental Analytical Science from the Robert Gordon University, where I undertook an Erasmus traineeship at the Universidade do Minho in Braga, Portugal, to complete my dissertation project investigating the role of antioxidant genes in a rapeseed pomace treatment for neurodegenerative diseases in C. elegans models.

I am currently a PhD student investigating the genomic architecture of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis, supervised by Dr Androniki Psifidi, Professor Richard Piercy and Dr Emily Clark (Roslin Institute) and funded by the RVC’s Mellon Fund for Equine Research and the Thoroughbred Breeder's Association. 

I am the RVC representative to the British Society of Animal Science Early Career Council and the BSAS ECC representative on the BSAS Publications Committee, and I am part of the BSAS Undergraudate Thesis of the Year competition committee. I am also the RVC Students' Union Postgraduate co-Officer for 2020/2021 and sit on various College academic committees as the postgraduate representative.

Lindsay V, Selhorst KB, Clark E, Piercy RJ, Psifidi A (2020) "Genome-wide approaches to dissecting the genetic architecture of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis" (Presentation) The Challenge of Change: British Society of Animal Science Conference 2021 (Highly Commended for the President's Prize for Best Presentation)

Lindsay V, Massey C, Li Y T, Selhorst KB, Clark E, Piercy RJ, Psifidi A (2020) "Equine exertional rhabdomyolysis: a phenotypically and genetically heterogenous syndrome" (Poster) The Challenge of Change: British Society of Animal Science Conference 2021

Lindsay V, Psifidi A and Piercy RJ (2021) All Tied Up. Your Horse Magazine April 2021 Issue

Banos G.*, Lindsay V.*, Desta T.T., Bettridge J., Sánchez-Molano E., Vallejo-Trujillo A., Matika O., Tadelle D., Wigley P., Christley R., Kaiser P., Hanotte O., Psifidi A. (2020) Integrating genetic and genomic analyses of combined health data across ecotypes to improve disease resistance in indigenous African chickens. Frontiers in Genetics. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.543890

Lindsay V*, Selhorst KB*, Clark E, Piercy RJ, Psifidi A (2020) "Phenotypic and genetic characterisation of recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) in Warmblood horses and Connemara ponies." (Poster) Plant and Animal Genome XXVIII Conference 2020

Lindsay V, Selhorst KB, Clark E, Piercy RJ, Psifidi A (2019) "Dissecting the genetic architecture of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis" (Poster) A Century of Genetics: Genetics Society Meeting 2019

Pohl F, Teixeira-Castro A, Costa MD, Lindsay V, Fiúza-Fernandes J, Goua M, Bermano G, Russell W, Maciel P and Kong Thoo Lin P (2019) GST-4-Dependent Suppression of Neurodegeneration in C. elegans Models of Parkinson’s and Machado-Joseph Disease by Rapeseed Pomace Extract Supplementation. Frontiers in Neuroscience 13:1091. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.01091

 

*These authors contributed equally to the work.

I facilitate in genetics and statistics teaching for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and supervise undergraduate research projects.

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