PhD, University of Saskatchewan
Statistical Genomics and Quantitative Genetics
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests
Work focus is on the development of new theories and statistical methods and their computational deployment for studying genomic and breeding data from crop plants and farmed animals. My current research interests and activities include: (i) bioinformatics and computational genomics of disease resistance genes across cereal genomes; (ii) the development of new statistical methods for studying genotype-environment interactions and evaluation of crop variety trials; (iii) statistical issues related to genomic prediction based on high density DNA markers; and (iv) genetic and genomic analyses of early generation selection in self-pollinated species.
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