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Kerry Houlahan

Position/Title: Ph.D. student
Office: ANNU 103

Advisors: Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Filippo Miglior 

Growing up in rural Eastern Ontario, Kerry had a passion for animals and agriculture from a young age. Her love of horses took her across Ontario and Québec, training and competing in dressage up to the FEI Prix St. George level. Through this training she had countless opportunities to learn about all aspects of the equine industry. In 2012, she began a B.Sc. degree at the University of Guelph with a focus on Genetics. Through the degree program, an interest in dairy cattle was sparked. Combined with a focus on genetics and genomics, she was accepted into the Ontario Agriculture College, graduating from the University of Guelph in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science.

Kerry began her Master’s by thesis in May 2016, under the advisement of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Filippo Miglior. Kerry is focusing on breeding strategies for reducing methane emissions and improving feed efficiency in dairy cattle.