University of Maryland Extension

“Spotting” the Genes for Color in the Horse

When: 
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
webinar
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Dr. Samantha Brooks, University of Florida
Description/Notes: 

     A lifelong horse woman, Dr. Samantha Brooks was diverted from vet school by a budding passion for equine research. Following a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Biotechnology, Dr. Brooks remained at the University of Kentucky to study at the Gluck Equine Research Center. While there she earned her PhD in Veterinary Science, specializing in Equine Genetics under the mentorship of Dr. Ernest Bailey. Following her PhD she was awarded the Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship to study the expression of inflammatory genes in horses affected with laminitis. Her research program at the University of Florida explores a variety of topics relevant to horse health ranging from gene expression studies to mapping of genetic disorders in the horse. Previously her research group discovered genetic mutations and markers for coat colors, height, sarcoid tumors and two neurological conditions.  Ongoing work targets variation in gait, susceptibility to infectious disease, metabolic syndrome and skeletal defects using genome wide association, genome re-sequencing and transcriptomics technologies.

 

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Cost: 
$12
Contact: 
Jennifer Reynolds
Contact Email: 
jenreyn@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-405-1547
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