Section Editors

Section Board for 'Animal Genetics and Genomics' (51)

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Dr. Elaine Ostrander
Section Editor-in-Chief
Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute/National Institute of Health. Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Interests: dog breeds; canine genetics; prostate cancer; domestic dog
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Genes: Canine Genetics
Special Issue in Genes: Genes at Ten
Dr. Cynthia Bradham

Dept. of Biology, Boston University, Boston MA 02215, USA
Interests: Dorsal-ventral specification; pattern formation; signal transduction; cell migration; diversification; ECM; bioelectricity; biomineralization; systems biology; sea urchin.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Lou Justine
ISYEB, Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (UMR7205 ). Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 75005, France
Interests: Barcoding; phylogeny; parasites; Platyhelminthes; systematics
Prof. Dr. Samuel Martin
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ, UK
Interests: fish immunology; transcriptomics; nutrition; gene expression; fish physiology
Prof. Dr. Jae Yong Han
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Center for Avian Germ Cell Modulation and Cloning, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: avian model; avian transgenesis; genome editing; primordial germ cell
Dr. Eric Barrey
Genetique Animale et Biologie Intégrative, Université Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France
Interests: equine genetics; equine genomics; muscular transcripts; mitochondrial genome; mtDNA; mitochondrial non-coding RNA; mitochondrial miRNA
Dr. Ingrid Olesen
Department of production Biology, Nofima, Aas 1431, Norway
Interests: animal and aquaculture breeding and genetics; Ethical; legal and social aspects of genetic resources; disease genetics; animal welfare; climate adaptation
Dr. Federico G. Hoffmann

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Box 9655, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Interests: transposon; mobile DNA; evolution; genomics; genome defense
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Prof. Dr. Paolo Ajmone-Marsan
Department of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, 29122, Italy
Interests: livestock; biodiversity; genomics; epigenomics; breeding
Dr. Cristian Cañestro
Departament of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics. Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona, 08028, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: EvoDevo; gene Loss; comparative genomics; evolution of Chordates, Urochordate/Tunicate, Appendicularian/Larvacean
Prof. Dr. Miloš Macholán
1. Laboratory of Mammalian Evolutionary Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Veveří 97, Brno, 602 00, Czech Republic
2. Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Kotlářská 2, 611 37, Czech Republic
Interests: hybrid zones; population genetics; speciation; small mammals; phylogeography
Prof. Dr. Pedro Lorite
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Department of Experimental Biology, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain
Interests: insect cytogenetics; repetitive DNA; satellite DNA; transposable elements
Prof. Dr. Ino Curik
Department of Animal Science, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia
Interests: inbreeding and inbreeding depression; effective population size; utilization of mitogenome in animal breeding; detection of selection; archaeogenomics of domestic animals; coat color inheritance
Prof. Manuel Vera Rodríguez
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Department of Zoology, Genetics and Physical Anthropology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain
Interests: population genetics; evolution, genomics; phylogenetics; conservation of natural resources; fish evolution; mollusc evolution
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Dr. Ivan Gomez-Mestre
Ecology, Evolution and Development Group, Doñana Biological Station, CSIC, Avda. Americo Vespucio 26, Seville 41092, Spain
Interests: developmental plasticity; transcriptomics; stress physiology; environmentally-induced gene expression analysis; life-history evolution; amphibians
Prof. Dr. Benjamin N. Sacks
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616-8744, USA
Interests: canine population genetics; ecological genetics; evolutionary genetics; conservation genetics
Dr. Brenda Mae Murdoch

Department of Animal Veterinary and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2330, USA
Interests: livestock; genomics; epigenetics; recombination; prion disease; cytogenetics
Dr. Giovanni Amori
CNR Research Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: Phylogenetics; population genetics; conservation genetics; Vertebrates
Dr. Peer Berg
1. Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, 8830, Tjele, Denmark
2. Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 1432, Ås, Norway
Interests: poultry genomics; quantitative genetics; inbreeding in populations under selection; dog populations; breeding
Dr. Gabriella Lindgren
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Interests: Equine genetics; disease genetics; physical performance; breeding
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Genes: Equine Genetics
Prof. Dr. Ed Smith
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Litton-Reaves Hall, 175 W Campus Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24061, United States
Interests: avian genomes; bird; single nucleotide polymorphisms; chicken genomics and development; genome sequence; phenotypic variations; Turkey
Prof. Dr. Martien A. M. Groenen
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Animal Breeding and Genomics, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: genome evolution; animal genomics; comparative genomics; bioinformatics; Epigenetics; gene regulation
Dr. Annie Robic
GenPhySE, (Toulouse University-INRA-ENVT), INRA campus of Castanet Tolosan, France
Interests: circular RNAs; genome annotation; structural mutants (duplication, deletion); male testicle function
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Dr. Joachim Altschmied
Core unit of Biosafety Level 2 Laboratory, IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany
Interests: transcriptional regulation; mouse models; genome editing
Dr. Emilia Bagnicka
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Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jastrzebiec, Poland
Interests: dairy cattle; dairy goats; quantitative genetics; molecular genetics; genomics; epigenomics
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Prof. Dr. Juan-Jose Arranz
Website SciProfiles
Departamento de Producción Animal, Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana, León, Spain
Interests: genetics of milk production; genomic analysis in small dairy ruminants; detection of QTLs; mammary gland transcriptome analysis
Prof. Dr. Trine Bilde
Department of Bioscience Aarhus University Ny Munkegade 116 DK - 8000 Århus C, Denmark
Interests: evolutionary biology; ecological genomics; population genetics; adaptation; adaptive sources of variation
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Chillemi
Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF). University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: animal genomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; in silico protein modeling; ancient DNA
Prof. Dr. Elena Ciani
Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari "Aldo Moro" Via Amendola 165/A 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: population genetics and genomics; conservation genetics; phylogeographic studies; molecular characterization of genetic loci; livestock species; ancient DNA
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Dr. Tom Goldammer
Website SciProfiles
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute of Genome Biology, Fish Genetics Unit, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: fish genomics; transcriptomics; chromosomes/cytogenetics; genetics and genomics of fish adaptation plasticity; adaptive immune defense; welfare in aquaculture
Prof. Dr. Alexander S. Graphodatsky
Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes, Laboratory of Animal Cytogenetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Interests: mammals and vertabrates diversityd; chromosomes and genomes evolution; ancient DNA; domestication
Prof. Dr. Heidi C. Hauffe
Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Centre for Research and Innovation, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Via E. Mach 1, 38010 S. Michele all'Adige, TN, Italy
Interests: biodiversity loss and gain; speciation; rodent-borne viruses; conservation genetics of alpine species
Dr. Antonio José Piantino Ferreira
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Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of São Paulo, Av. Prof. Orlando M. Paiva, 87, CEP 05508-270 São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: enterobacterial research in birds; broiler chickens; genome; avian diseases; avian pathology
Prof. Dr. John H. Postlethwait
Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
Interests: fish genomics; gene duplication; genome evolution; developmental genetics; embryology; Antarctic biology; reproductive biology
Prof. Dr. Robert N. Kelsh
Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, UK
Interests: neural crest (stem) cells; peripheral nervous system; pigment cells, pigment cell diversity and pigment cell evolution; gene regulatory networks; diseases of the neural crest (neurocristopathies); pigment pattern formation; mathematical modelling
Prof. Dr. Wayne Knibb
GeneCology Research Centre, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556, Australia
Interests: genetic fish improvement; genetics breeding; genetic diversity; marine invertebrates
Prof. Dr. Tosso Leeb
Website SciProfiles
Institute of Genetics, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Interests: veterinary genetics; domestic animals; mammals; skin (dermatology); coat colour; mendelian traits
Dr. Stephanie McKay
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
Interests: animal genomics; epigenetics; epigenomics; DNA methylation
Prof. Dr. Luis Varona
Department of Anatomy, Embryology and Animal Genetics, School of Veterinary Science, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: animal breeding; genetics; Bayesian methods; quantitative genetics; genomic selection
Dr. Brenda Oppert
USDA Agricultural Research Service, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
Interests: insect functional genomics; gene expression; genome sequencing; Bacillus thuringienses mode of action; insecticide resistance
Dr. James Mickelson
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College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
Interests: animal genetics; genomics and biochemistry
Dr. Nathalie Bissonnette
Research and Developent Center of Sherbrooke, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Interests: animal genetics; bovine genomics; epigenetics; innate immune system; disease resistance; immune tolerance; paratuberculosis; mycobacteria
Prof. Dr. Terje Raudsepp
Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4458, USA
Interests: animal molecular cytogenetics; animal genomics; genomics of reproduction; disease genomics
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Prof. Dr. Jeremy B. Searle
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: evolution; small mammals; speciation; phylogeography; archaeogenetics
Dr. Jacqueline Smith
Website SciProfiles
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: avian genomics; chickens; host responses to infection; disease resistance; avian influenza; Marek’s Disease; environmental adaptation
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Dr. Raquel Vasconcelos
Website SciProfiles
Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO-InBIO, Universidade do Porto, Campus de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
Interests: conservation genetics; herpetology; islands; biogeography; systematics; ecological modelling
Prof. Dr. Kent M. Reed
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
Interests: biotechnology; genomics; evolutionary biology; molecular biology
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Dr. Brynn H. Voy
Department of Animal Science, University of Tennessee, TN, USA
Interests: adipocyte biology and obesity; lipid metabolism; transcriptomics; metabolomics; nutrition and development; systems genetics
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wimmers
Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Institute of Genome, Biology, Genomics Unit, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf, Germany
Interests: animal genomics; transcriptome; epigenome; animal health; animal welfare
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Prof. Dr. Huaijun Zhou
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Director of USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry
Interests: immunogenetics; molecular genetics; functional genomics; bioinformatics; host-pathogen interaction; avian influenza virus; Newcastle disease virus; Salmonella; conserved regulatory elements of livestock; RNA-seq; ChIP-seq; DNA methylation; DNase-seq
Dr. Huitong Zhou
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, New Zealand
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