PhD, University of Alberta
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
My team conducts research in bovine quantitative genetics and functional genomics. Our current research interests and activities include: (1) identification and characterization of genes for economically important traits including growth, feed efficiency, fat deposition, carcass merit traits, and fertility traits in beef cattle; (2) investigation of functions of DNA polymorphisms and elucidation of genetic mechanisms regulating growth, feed efficiency, fat deposition, meat quality, and fertility traits in beef cattle; (3) development of genomic tools to enable the beef industry to improve the above mentioned traits through genomic selection and genome assisted management.
Genetics and analysis of quantitative traits in farm animals and plants. Detecting, locating and measuring effects of quantitative trait loci (QTL). Recent developments in QTL mapping and discovery. The laboratory sessions include commonly used software for analyzing data from breeding and genomics experiments. Normally offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.Winter Term 2021
Application of genetic/genomic principles and methods to the improvement of livestock and poultry. Prerequisite: AN SC 384 or consent of instructor.Winter Term 2021