Professor and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics More
Research Assistant Professor More
Jae Woo Kim
Research Assistant Professor
Jae Woo is working on construction of the long-oligo array and is also participating in the Angus project. (View CV)
Jared has produced a well resolved phylogeny of horned ruminates (Pecorans) from more than 40,000 genotypes produced with Illumina's BovineSNP50 BeadChip.
Further, using the BovineSNP50 genotypes, Jared has inferred ancestral relationships between domesticated cattle breeds. He also is interested in population genetics, animal breeding, genome-wide assisted selection, the effect of population stratification on genome-wide association studies, and the search for casual mutations underlying quantitative trait loci.
(View CV) - Thesis
Megan's work has tested the impact of reduced marker set estimation on building genomic relationship matrices (GRM) in Angus cattle. Feed efficiency EBVs were calculated using a GRM on 1,707 Angus AI sires from phenotypes collected in a commercial Angus population. These data were also used in genome-wide association studies for feed efficiency traits and examination of computer-predicted (CVDS) feed intakes for genetic selection. Megan is interested in association analysis, pathway analysis and testing various genomic selection models in commercial and registered cattle populations.
Thesis Title: Phenotypic and Genetic Effects of Disposition on Beef Tenderness and Quality Attributes This includes determining if a correlation between temperament and performance measures (beef tenderness) exists in Bos taurus breeds of cattle. Also, a genome wide analysis to identify SNPs that are associated with either temperament or performance measures will be completed.
Past Lab Members:
"Whole genome scan in commercial Angus cattle for quantitative trait loci influencing growth, carcass, and reproductive traits."
Yao Ping. M.S. Student.
Yao is currently finishing up writing his thesis where he analyzed BTA4 and 14 for associations
of leptin, DGAT1 and TG SNPs with production traits in Angus.
Natalya Morsci. MS Student.
Natalya worked on Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping and Candidate Gene Analysis
for Carcass Traits on Bos taurus
Chromosome 1. (Thesis)
Currently pursuing Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin Madison