AIP Research Geneticists
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Research geneticists

Derek Bickhart


Derek M. Bickhart
(301) 504-8679

Investigates methods to utilize sequence data to improve accuracy of genetic evaluations. Develops tools for analyzing sequence and array-based genomic data. Studies the impact of trans-generational epigenetic effects on genetic prediction. Conducts research using genetic annotations and functional predictions to refine disease loci and discover causative variants.

John Cole


John B. Cole
(301) 504-8665

Investigates genetic differences among dairy cattle for calving ease, stillbirth, yield persistency, and health traits. Develops tools for analyzing genomic data. Studies relationships between genetic markers with large effects and economically important phenotypes. Evaluates changes in genetic diversity in U.S. dairy cattle over time.

Paul VanRaden


Paul M. VanRaden
(301) 504-9438

Develops methods to compute genetic evaluations and genomic predictions. Investigates differences among dairy cattle for many traits and estimates trait economic values in genetic merit indexes. Develops efficient statistical methods to process phenotype, genotype, pedigree, and DNA sequence data for very large national and international populations.

Last Modified: 01/12/2017