James MacLeod, VMD, PhD
John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight Chair

Professional Profile

My laboratory studies biological and biomedical aspects of the equine musculoskeletal system, with an emphasis on growth and maturation of articular cartilage, development and progression of osteoarthritis, and the repair of articular lesions. Experiments are conducted primarily on a cellular and molecular level. Additional projects focus on structural and functional annotation of the equine genome, development of computational methods for the analysis of RNA-seq data, equine cervical stenotic myelopathy.


University of Delaware, College of Agricultural Sciences, B.S., magna cum laude, with distinction (1980)

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, V.M.D. (1984)

University of Pennsylvania, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. (1990) 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Endocrine Fellowship (1992)

Areas of Interest

Genetics and Genomics, Musculoskeletal Science