The genetics and genomics group in the Department of Animal Science maintains two major areas of activities: quantitative genetics and functional genomics.
Students can select to major in Animal Science and focus their coursework and research project in the genetics and/or genomics area. Alternatively, students can choose to pursue a major in Animal Science with a co-major in Gentics or Functional Genomics. In this case, both the major and co-major programs will be designated on the student's graduate transcript.
Students pursuing research in genetics and genomics use a variety of animal models including beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine and mice in their thesis projects.
Animal Science faculty working in quantitative genetics:
Animal Science faculty working in functional genomics:
Sample graduate plans of work for Animal Science majors working in the genetics/genomics area:
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