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Robert Schnabel

Robert Schnabel

Associate Professor of Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences,


Research interests

Molecular Biochemistry, bioinformatics

Selected publications

Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, Sutovsky P. Genomics of bull fertility. Animal. 2018 Jun;12(s1):s172-s183. doi: 10.1017/S1751731118000599.

Bouwman AC, et al. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies for cattle stature identifies common genes that regulate body size in mammals. Nat Genet. 2018 Mar;50(3):362-367. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0056-5.

Smith JL, Wilson ML, Nilson SM, Rowan TN, Oldeschulte DL, Schnabel RD, Decker JE, Seabury CM. Genome-wide association and genotype by environment interactions for growth traits in U.S. Gelbvieh cattle. BMC Genomics. 2019 Dec 4;20(1):926. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-6231-y.

Guo J, Johnson GS, Cook J, Harris OK, Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, Schnabel RD, Jensen CA, Katz ML. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis in a German Shorthaired Pointer associated with a previously reported CLN8 nonsense variant. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2019 Oct 21;21:100521. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgmr.2019.100521.

Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, Sutovsky P. Identification of genomic variants causing sperm abnormalities and reduced male fertility. Anim Reprod Sci. 2018 Jul;194:57-62. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2018.02.007.

Bickhart DM, Xu L, Hutchison JL, Cole JB, Null DJ, Schroeder SG, Song J, Garcia JF, Sonstegard TS, Van Tassell CP, Schnabel RD, Taylor JF, Lewin HA, Liu GE. Diversity and population-genetic properties of copy number variations and multicopy genes in cattle. DNA Res. 2016 Jun;23(3):253-62. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsw013.

Crum TE, Schnabel RD, Decker JE, Regitano LCA, Taylor JF. CRUMBLER: A tool for the prediction of ancestry in cattle. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 26;14(8):e0221471. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221471.

Packer RA, Patterson EE, Taylor JF, Coates JR, Schnabel RD, O’Brien DP. Characterization and mode of inheritance of a paroxysmal dyskinesia in Chinook dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;24(6):1305-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.0629.x.

Rowan TN, Hoff JL, Crum TE, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, Decker JE. A multi-breed reference panel and additional rare variants maximize imputation accuracy in cattle. Genet Sel Evol. 2019 Dec 26;51(1):77. doi: 10.1186/s12711-019-0519-x.

Marsden CD, Ortega-Del Vecchyo D, O’Brien DP, Taylor JF, Ramirez O, Vilà C, Marques-Bonet T, Schnabel RD, Wayne RK, Lohmueller KE. Bottlenecks and selective sweeps during domestication have increased deleterious genetic variation in dogs. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 5;113(1):152-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1512501113.

Maldonado MBC, de Rezende Neto NB, Nagamatsu ST, Carazzolle MF, Hoff JL, Whitacre LK, Schnabel RD, Behura SK, McKay SD, Taylor JF, Lopes FL. Identification of bovine CpG SNPs as potential targets for epigenetic regulation via DNA methylation. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 12;14(9):e0222329. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222329.