Hakimeh Emamgholi Begli
Position/Title: Post Doctoral Fellow
I did my undergraduate studies in poultry science, provided a good knowledge of the multidisciplinary field of biology along with the experience in statistics. I continued to work on animal breeding in M.Sc. and Ph.D. During my M.Sc. and Ph.D. program, gaining knowledge and experience in molecular and quantitative genetics. We developed and applied longitudinal models for feed intake, growth and residual feed intake traits in F2 chickens. The models were extended to conduct genome-wide association study for genes affecting trajectory traits. In addition, the relationship between residual feed intake and carcass composition, meat quality and size of the small intestine in a population of F2 chickens were studied. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Ben Wood at the University of Guelph, where I am working on production, broodiness and beak traits in turkey.