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Robert Schnabel

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,

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Leslie A. Lyons

Research interest The overall goal of the laboratory is to bring Precision / Genomic Medicine to Companion Animals to improve health of animals and humans. Research focuses on genetic aspects of domestic cats, including inherited diseases as biomedical models for humans, cat phenotypic and morphological traits and cat population dynamics, which are implied to genetic

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Jeffrey N. Bryan

Research interests Dr. Bryan’s research focuses on comparative examination of cancers in companion animals to better understand cancers in all species. Bryan is an associate professor of veterinary oncology and director of the Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory. His particular areas of interest are targeted imaging and therapy and epigenetics of cancer. Targeted imaging and

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Jared Decker

Research interests Our group has various research interests, all fitting under the umbrella of computational genomics.These include: Genomic prediction to enable genomic-enhanced EPDs Mapping loci responding to selection Genotype-by-environment interactions Genetics of fertility Population structure of cattle breeds Demographic modelling Education B.S. New Mexico State University Ph.D. University of Missouri Selected publications Decker, Jared E.,

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Shuping Zhang

Research Emphasis  Antimicrobial Peptides for Therapeutic Applications Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance using Phenotypic and Genomic Approaches (Whole Genome Sequencing) Molecular Diagnostic Assay Development and Validation Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Detection of pathogens and Toxins Education BVS, Shanxi Agricultural University, China MS, Northwest Agricultural University, China PhD, Kansas State University Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Publications

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Gary S. Johnson

Research Emphasis Whole genome sequencing to identify the molecular genetic causes of heritable canine diseases Selected Publications  Farias FH, Zeng R, Johnson GS, Wininger FA, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, McKay SD, Sanders DN, Lohi H, Seppälä EH, Wade CM, Lindblad-Toh K, O’Brien DP, Katz ML. (2011) A truncating mutation in ATP13A2 is responsible for adult-onset

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Henry Nguyen

Education B.S., Crop Science, Pennsylvania State University M.S., Plant Breeding, Pennsylvania State University Ph.D., Agronomy (Plant Genetics), University of Missouri Research Description Henry Nguyen has a research program in molecular genetics and biotechnology. His research interests include structural and functional genomics of soybean and model plants. Specific research areas include: Genetic and physical mapping of

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Toni Kazic

Overview Toni Kazic is an associate professor and the C. W. LaPierre Professor in the Department of Computer Science. She received a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1975, and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Trained chiefly as a bacterial geneticist and molecular biologist with

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Paula McSteen

Research summary Genetic regulation of meristem function in plants Research description POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Postdoctoral scholar and graduate student positions available now. Full time undergraduate student positions available during the summer. Email resume to mcsteenp@missouri.edu Unlike animals, which make organs only during embryogenesis, plants make organs throughout their lifetime through the action of specialized groups of

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James Birchler

Research summary Chromosome evolution and function in plants and fruit fly Research description Our laboratory studies gene expression in multicellular eukaryotes on both the specific gene and chromosomal levels using Drosophila and maize as experimental organisms. We are interested in the mechanisms involved, how the two levels are interconnected and how they evolve. A longstanding

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