Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Lauren Baker, MS, DVM
Department of Surgical Sciences
Office: 4462

Titles and Education

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – University of Wisconsin-Madison 2016
  2. Masters of Science – University of Wisconsin-Madison 2014
  3. Bachelors of Arts – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Psychology 2009


Dr. Baker is a Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS) PhD candidate in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (CORL). She is also a postdoctoral trainee in the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) program. Dr. Baker’s primary research is focused on understanding the genetic basis of canine cruciate ligament rupture. Dr. Baker is also involved in other aspects of genetic research being undertaken by the CORL team.


Dr. Baker is a Postdoctoral Trainee in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (CORL) and Comparative Genetics Laboratory.

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Clinical Interests

Comparative genomics
Bayesian data analysis
Teaching and learning in higher education

Recent Publications

  1. Baker LA, Rosa GJM, Hao Z, Piazza A, Hoffman C, Binversie EE, Sample SJ, Muir P. Multivariate genome-wide association analysis identifies novel and relevant variants associated with anterior cruciate ligament rupture risk in the dog model. BMC Genet. 2018 Jun 26;19(1):39.
  2. Baker LA, Kirkpatrick B, Rosa GJ, Gianola D, Valente B, Sumner JP, Baltzer W, Hao Z, Binversie EE, Volstad N, Piazza A, Sample SJ, Muir P. Genome-wide association analysis in dogs implicates 99 loci as risk variants for anterior cruciate ligament rupture. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 5;12(4):e0173810.
  3. Baker LA & Muir P. Genetics of cruciate ligament rupture. Advances in the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament. 2017: 57-64.
  4. Baker LA & Muir P. Epidemiology of cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Advances in the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament. 2017: 109-113.
  5. Piazza AM, Binversie EE, Baker LA, Nemke B, Sample SJ, Muir P. Variance associated with walking velocity during force platform gait analysis of a heterogeneous sample of clinically normal dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research. 2017 Apr;78(4):500-7.