Daniel Pomp, PhD


Carolina Center for Genome Sciences

Daniel Pomp’s Biosketch 
Curriculum Vitae 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


5044 GMB, 120 Mason Farm Road 
Campus Box 7264 
Chapel Hill 27599 
T: 919-966-0013 
F: 919-843-4682 


North Carolina State University
PhD, Animal Genetics

University of Wisconsin – Madison
MS, Animal Breeding

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
BS, Animal Sciences

Research activities

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.