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Animal Genetics

Animal genetics studies how and what traits are inherited. Our program focuses on domesticated animals, such as livestock species and pets.

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Anyone interested in animal genomics can pursue an animal science major within our department.


Animal Science Major


Graduate Program


Undergraduate Research



 Our animal genetics research focuses on:

  • Genome sequence analysis and functional annotation.
  • Genomic changes and animal production.
  • The development of models and algorithms to better classify functional interactions.
  • The microbiomes of the canine and equine reproductive tracts.
  • The role of microbiomes in animal production and health.

Our Research



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