CGIL Seminar: "Haplotype- and sequence-based identification of a deletion associated with early embryonic loss in Holstein cattle and functional validation using CRISPR-Cas9 knockouts"

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Microsoft Teams

Dr. John Cole


Dr. John Cole, Acting Research Leader of the Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory in the United States Department of Agriculture, will present a virtual CGIL Seminar on Friday, October 30th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM via Microsoft Teams.


Speaker Biography:

John B. Cole is the Acting Research Leader of the Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, which is part of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA’s in-house research arm. He also is a member of the International Committee for Animal Recording’s Working Group on Functional Traits. John holds a Ph.D. in animal, dairy, and poultry science from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University and the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. His research currently focuses on genetic improvement of fertility, health, and fitness traits in dairy cattle; the use of genomic data to support on-farm decision-making; and identification of recessive genetic defects in cattle.


The Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock welcomes all interested University of Guelph staff, faculty, students, as well as industry and academic collaborators to attend our CGIL Seminars, which are held on Friday afternoons throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The meetings will be held virtually for the semester via Microsoft Teams, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar for those unable to attend. Please let us know if you would like more information on connecting to Microsoft Teams.  


Have a great week!


Erin Massender and Kerry Houlahan

CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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