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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Eileen Troconis

Eileen Troconis

Supervisors: Dr. Jane Ladlow and Dr. David Sargan

Cephalometric measurements for the study and prevention of the Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.


Before coming to Cambridge,  obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology at Amherst College. I am currently working on my MPhil project with the BOAS research team. After this year, I will start my studies of Veterinary Medicine. 

Subject groups/Research projects

Comparative Pathobiology:

Research Interests

Eileen is interested in the Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), a condition that is commonly seen in short-muzzled dog breeds like the Pug and the Bulldog. BOAS-affected dogs have respiratory and thermoregulatory problems that significantly reduce their life quality. For her project, Eileen is investigating how the extreme head dimensions seen in brachycephalic breeds may contribute to the development of BOAS, and how they relate to the genetics underlying the condition.


  • Breed-specific disorders
  • Whole body barometic plethysmography
  • Brachycephalic dogs