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Stothard Research Group

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The 1000 Bulls Project paper on genes regulating body size has been published in Nature Genetics

Contact Information

Paul Stothard, PhD
Associate Professor
Bioinformatics and Genomics
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS)
1400 College Plaza
8215 - 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2C8

email: stothard@ualberta.ca
phone: 1.780.492.5242
fax: 1.780.492.4265

Research Interests

Genetic basis of important traits in animals - we are using whole-genome sequencing and bioinformatics to understand the genetic basis of production and health traits in animals. Our work has led to new DNA tests for informing selective breeding.

Mechanisms of pathogen resistance in livestock - we are using information in the form of genotypes, miRNA profiles, and mRNA profiles to understand what makes some individuals more resistant to infection by certain pathogens. This knowledge has lead to new genomics-based tools that can be used to better classify susceptible and resistant individuals prior to pathogen exposure.

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.