Animal Breeding, Statistical Genetics & Molecular Genetics

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Faculty Members

Visit a faculty member’s profile page for more information about particular research programs:

  • Coussens, Paul - molecular pathogenesis, immunobiology, functional genomics
  • Ernst, Cathy - swine and bovine molecular genetics, growth biology, meat science
  • Steibel, Juan - quantitative genetics, statistical genomics, pig breeding
  • Templeman, Robert - biometry, livestock genetic evaluation, functional genomics

Areas of Research

  • Nature, cause, and host response to infectious diseases in livestock species. Work often has biomedical implications, as well as relevance to animal health.
  • Identification and evaluation of molecular markers and genes for genetic improvement, with emphasis on performance traits, carcass composition and meat quality.
  • Development and application of quantitative methods that integrate multiple sources omics data to uncover the genetic control of phenotypic traits in animal species.
  • Development and application of hierarchical statistical models to inferential problems in animal breeding and genetics.