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Professor of Genetics and Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill. Member of the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Co-Founder of GeneSeek, the world's largest animal agricultural genotyping provider. Recipient of the 2012 Governor's Bioscience award (Bio Nebraska).
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. Pomp’s 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.