Kevin C. Kent Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D.





  • Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, UC Davis Mouse Biology Program


General Surgery

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


D.V.M., UC Davis, Davis CA 1983

Ph.D., Physiology, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 1993

B.S., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1979


Surgery, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis CA 1984-1987

Board Certifications

State of California Veterinary Medicine,

USDA Federal Accreditation,

Honors and Awards

AAAS Fellow, 2013

Select Recent Publications

West DB, Engelhard EK, Adkisson M, Nava AJ, Kirov J, Cipollone A, Willis BJ, Rapp J, de Jong P, Lloyd KCK. Transcriptome analysis of targeted mouse mutations reveals the topography of local changes in gene expression. PLOS Genetics. 2016 Feb 3;12(2).

Lloyd KCK, Khanna C, Hendricks W, Trent J, and Kotlikoff M. Precision medicine: an opportunity for a paradigm shift in veterinary medicine. JAVMA. 2016;248:45-48.

Jong Pieter, West DB. Reporter gene silencing in targeted mouse mutants is associated with promoter CpG island methylation. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 14;10(8).

Karp NA, Meehan TF, Morgan H, Mason JC, Blake A, Kurbatova N, Smedley D, Jacobsen J, Mott JF, Iyer V, Matthews P, Melvin DG, Wells S, Flenniken AM, Masuya H, Wakana S, White JK, Lloyd KCK, Reynolds CL, Paylor R, West DB, Svenson KL, Chesler EJ, HrabÄ› de Angelis MH, Tocchini-Valentini GP, Sorg-Guss T, Herault Y, Parkinson H, Mallon A-M, Brown SD. Applying the ARRIVE guidelines to an in vivo database. PLoS Biol. 2015 May 20;13(5).

Gurumurthy CB, Joshi P, Ohtsuka M, Kurz S, Quadros RM, Harms DW, Montoliu L, Lloyd KCK. Validation of Simple Sequence Length Polymorphism (SSLP) regions of commonly used mouse strains for marker assisted speed congenics screening. Int J Genomics. Epub 2015 Feb 28.

West DB, Pasumarthi RK, Baridon B, Djan E, Trainor A, Griffey SM, Engelhard EK, Rapp J, Li B, de Jong P, Lloyd KCK. A LacZ reporter gene expression atlas for 313 adult KOMP mutant mouse lines. Genome Res. 2015;25:598-607.

Li M-W, Willis BJ, Evans KD, Araiza RS, Lee AYF, Lloyd KCK. Rescue of germline transmission from chimeras by IVF after sperm analysis. Transgenic Res. 2015;24:99-108.

Lee AYF and Lloyd KCK.  Conditional targeting of Ispd using paired Cas9 nickase and a single DNA template in mice. FEBS Open Bio. 2014;4:637-642.