Genetic basis of traits in animals
We are using whole-genome sequencing and bioinformatics to understand the genetic basis of production traits and health traits in animals.
Mechanisms of pathogen resistance and resilience in livestock
We are using information in the form of genotypes, miRNA profiles, and mRNA profiles to understand what makes some individuals less susceptible to infection than others.
Genome variation and evolution
We are developing novel tools for visualizing sequence differences among individuals and species, and for predicting the impacts of small- and large-scale sequence variants. We are using these tools to perform detailed comparisons of animal genomes and to find functionally important variants.
Software tools for bacterial genome interpretation
We are creating an expert system to process, analyze, and visualize bacterial genome sequence data. This system uses high-performance computing to quickly deliver high-quality and comprehensively annotated assemblies.