I am an Assistant Professor of animal genetics in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. I use modern genomic technology to study population dynamics of animals including inbreeding and ancestry. I also conduct association studies to identify genetic markers related to health, performance, and conformational traits. My students and I conduct research on livestock including dairy cattle, sheep, and goats, as well as projects in working dogs and wildlife. My primary objective is to use genomic technology to assist farmers and breeders in the improvement of animal health and performance through selective breeding and management.
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