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Gerson Oliveira

Position/Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: ANNU 110

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A postdoctoral researcher interested in quantitative genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. 

Academic History

  • B.Sc. Veterinary, Universidade de Uberlândia - Brazil (2010)
  • M.Sc. Animal Breeding, Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil (2011-2013)
  • Ph.D. Animal Breeding, Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil (2013-2017) 
    • Internship at Iowa State University – USA, supervised by Dr. Dorian J. Garrick.


Professional Experience 

  • Genomic Supervisor at CRV Brazil (2017-2018)
    • Responsible for the genomic database and technical decisions related to company breeding program.
    • Generate and implement innovative solutions and promote research partnership with academic groups, maintaining the company’s commanding presence in the marketplace.

Featured Publications

  • Perez, B.C.; Balieiro, J.C.C.; Carvalheiro, R.; Tirelo, F.; Oliveira Jr, G.A.; Dementshuk, J.M.; Ferraz, J.B.S.; Eler, J.P.; Ventura, R.V.. Accounting for population structure in selective cow genotyping strategies. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 2018.
  • Santana Jr, M.L.;  Eler, J.P.; Oliveira Jr, G.A.; Bignardi, A.B.; Pereira, R.J.; Ferraz, J.B.S.. Genetic variation in Nelore heifer pregnancy due to heat stress during the breeding season. Livestock Science, 2018.
  • Perez, B.C.; Balieiro, J.C.C.; Oliveira Junior, G.A.; Andrietta, L.T.; Vizoná, R.G.; Ventura, R.V.; Bruneli, F.A.T.; Peixoto, M.G.C.D.. State of inbreeding and genetic trends for estimated breeding values in IVF embryos and oocyte donors in the Brazilian Guzerá cattle. Theriogenology, 2018.
  • Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Perez, B. C.; Cole, J. B.; Santana, M. H. A.; Silveira, J.; Mazzoni, G; Ventura R. V.; Santana Junior, M. L.; Kadarmideen, H. N.; Garrick, D. J.; Ferraz, J. B. S.. Genomic study and MeSH enrichment analysis of early pregnancy rate and antral follicle numbers in Nelore heifers. Journal of Animal Science, 2017.
  • Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Chud, T. C. S.; Ventura, R. V.; Garrick, D. J.; Cole, J. B.; Munari, D. P.; Ferraz, J. B. S.; Mullart, E; DeNise, S; Smith, S; Silva, M. V. G. B.. Genotype imputation in a tropical crossbred dairy cattle population. Journal of Dairy Science, 2017.
  • Santana, M. H. A.; Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Cesar, A. S. M.; Freua, M. C.; Gomes, R. C.; Silva, S. L.; Leme, P. R.; Fukumasu, H.; Carvalho, M. E.; Ventura, R. V.; Coutinho, L. L.; Kadarmideen, H. N.; Ferraz, J. B. S.. Copy number variations and genome- wide associations reveal putative genes and metabolic pathways involved with the feed conversion ratio in beef cattle. Journal of Applied Genetics, 2016.
  • Santana, M. H. A.; Gomes, R. C.; Utsunomiya, Y. T.; Neves, H. H. R.; Novais, F. J.; Bonin, M. N.; Fukumasu, H.; Garcia, J. F.; Alexandre, P. A.; Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Coutinho, L. L.; Ferraz, J. B. S.. Short Communication Genome-wide association with residual body weight gain in Bos indicus cattle. Genetics and Molecular Research, 2015.
  • Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Eler, J. P.; Ramírez-Díaz, J.; Ferraz, J. B. S.; Santana, M. L.. Inclusion of weaning management group as a random effect in the genetic evaluation of postweaning traits in Nellore cattle. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2014.
  • Santana, M. H. A.; Oliveira, G. A.; Gomes, R. C.; Silva, S. L.; Leme, P. R.; Stella, T. R.; Mattos, E. C.; Rossi, P.; Baldi, F. S.; Eler, J. P.; Ferraz, J. B. S.. Genetic parameter estimates for feed efficiency and dry matter intake and their association with growth and carcass traits in Nellore cattle. Livestock Science, 2014.
  • Santana, M. H. A.; Utsunomiya, Y. T.; Neves, H. H.; Gomes, R. C.; Garcia, J. F.; Fukumasu, H.; Silva, S. L.; Oliveira Junior, G. A.; Alexandre, P. A.; Leme, P. R.; Brassaloti, R. A.; Coutinho, L. L.; Lopes, T. G.; Meirelles, F. V.; Eler, J. P.; Ferraz, J. B. S.. Genome-wide association analysis of feed intake and residual feed intake in Nellore cattle. BMC Genetics, 2014.