Functional Genomics & Bioinfomatics
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- Cibelli, Jose - cellular reprogramming, nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells
- Ernst, Cathy - swine and bovine molecular genetics, growth biology, meat science
- Latham, Keith - embryo development
- Steibel, Juan - quantitative genetics, statistical genomics, pig breeding
- Tempelman, Robert - biometry, livestock genetic evaluation, functional genomics
- Molecular events that lead to the transformation of a somatic nucleus into an embryonic-pluripotent one.
- Learning how to produce embryonic stem cells without having to rely on eggs.
- Nature, cause, and host response to infectious diseases in livestock species. Work often has biomedical implications, as well as relevance to animal health.
- Identify and evaluate molecular markers and genes for the genetic improvement of pigs and beef cattle with emphasis on performance traits, carcass composition and meat quality.
- Fundamental mechanisms that regulate ovarian function in farm animals and the physiological and neuroendocrine mechanisms involved in regulation of the stress response.
- Development and application of hierarchical statistical models to inferential problems in animal breeding and genetics.
- Hormonal and nutritional factors that regulate growth and development of the bovine mammary gland.