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Dr. Robinson's research interests include genetic and genomic evaluation for traits of economic importance in swine and fish. His recent research has looked at production, conformation and health traits in pigs and in aquaculture species including Atlantic Cod and Atlantic Salmon. In addition, he has collaborated on projects in dairy calf health and service dog genetic improvement. These recent research projects have been funded by Genome Canada through Genome Alberta and Genome Atlantic as well as NSERC and a number of industry partners. Dr. Robinson returned to academic life in 2000 after a 13-year public and private sector career in livestock improvement, first with the federal government developing a national dairy cattle genetic evaluation system for production and subsequently with swine and beef cattle improvement organizations working with producers and researchers to deliver and enhance genetic improvement programs regionally and nationally. Dr. Robinson currently teaches Quantitative Genetics (MBG-3060) in both a face-to-face and distance education format, Genetics of Companion Animals (ANSC-4020), the animal portion of Introduction to Agri-Food Systems (AGR-1110) and part of Fundamentals of Plant and Animal Genetics (MBG-2400).