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Mohsen Jafarikia


Position/Title: Adjunct Professor
email: mjafarik@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 53506; Direct: 1-613-627-0738; Cell: 613-627-0738
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Geneticist, Research & Development, Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc. (www.ccsi.ca/)
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (CGIL), Department of Animal Biosciences

 

Employment:

Geneticist, Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement Inc. (CCSI) since 2007

Education:

Ph.D. 2008, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

M.Sc. 2001, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

B.Sc. 1993, Azad University, Karaj, Iran

A.Sc. 1991, University of Sistan and Balouchestan, Zabol, Iran

 

Research:

Grossi, D. A., M. Jafarikia, Z. Feng, 2017, Effect of Lower Density SNP Panel Size on Accuracy of Imputation and Genomic Estimated Breeding Values in Pigs. Plant & Animal Genomics, January 14-18, San Diego, CA, USA.

Grossi, D. A., M. Jafarikia, M. E. Buzanskas, L. Brito, M. Sargolzaei and F. S. Schenkel, 2017,Genetic diversity, extent of linkage disequilibrium and persistence of gametic phase in Canadian pigs. BMC Genetics 2017, 18:6.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, W. Van Berkel, D. Cohoe, F. Schenkel, J. Squires and B. Sullivan, 2015, Using genetic markers to select Canadian Duroc sires for lower boar taint levels in commercial hogs. European Association of Animal Production, 66th Annual Meeting, August 31-September 4, Warsaw, Poland.

Jafarikia, M. , S. Méthot, L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, B. Sullivan and M.F. Palin, 2015, Association of adiponectin and adiponectin receptor genes with sow productivity estimated breeding values. Molecular Biology Reports: 3917, DOI: 10.1007/s11033-015-3917-3.

Brito, L. F., M. Jafarikia, D. A. Grossi, J. W. Kijas, L. R. Porto-Neto, Ricardo V. Ventura, M. Sargolzaei and F. S. Schenkel, 2015, Characterization of linkage disequilibrium, consistency of gametic phase and admixture in Australian and Canadian goats. BMC Genetics 2015, 16:67.

Maignel, M., M. Jafarikia, J. Squires, F. Schenkel, S. Wyss, F. Fortin, W. Van Berkel‎, R. de Wolde and B. Sullivan, 2015, Use of genetic markers to reduce boar taint in Canadian pigs, 47 eResearch Swine Days, February 3-4, Paris, France.

Jafarikia, M., J. Squires, F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, W. Van Berkel‎, B. Sullivan and R. de Wolde, 2015, Prediction of Boar Taint in Major Breeds of Canadian Pigs Using Genetic Markers. Banff Pork Seminar, January 20-22, Banff, AB, Canada.

Neustaeter, A., D. A. Grossi, M. Jafarikia, M. Sargolzaei and F. Schenkel, 2014, Genome-wide Association Study for Loin Marbling Score in Canadian Duroc pigs. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Cameron, J., M. Jafarikia, L. Maignel and R. Morel, 2014, Genomic Analysis of the Spring Leg Defect in the Dorset Sheep Breed. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Brito, L. F., M. Jafarikia, D. A. Grossi, L. Maignel, M. Sargolzaei and F. S. Schenkel, 2014, Characterization of linkage disequilibrium and consistency of gametic phase in Canadian goats. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Squires, J., M. Jafarikia, F. Schenkel, S. Wyss, F. Fortin, W. Van Berkel‎, R. de Wolde and B. Sullivan, 2014, Potential Application of Genomics to Reduce Boar Taint Levels in Three Canadian Swine Breeds. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Palin, M. F., M. Jafarikia, C. Gariépy, F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2014, Association of adiponectin and adiponectin receptors SNPs and haplotypes with pig meat quality traits . Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M. and B. Sullivan, 2014, Genomics Tools for Improving Health and Production Performance of Canadian Pigs. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., J. Squires, F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, W. Van Berkel‎, B. Sullivan and R. de Wolde, 2014, Prediction of Boar Taint in Major Breeds of Canadian Pigs Using Genetic Markers. Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Conference, May 08-09, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., J. Squires, F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, W. Van Berkel‎, B. Sullivan and T. Oke, 2013, Potential for a Genetic Solution for Boar Taint in Canadian Pigs. Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Conference, May 29-31, Banff, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M. and J. A. B. Robinson, 2013, Obtaining multiple QTL solutions without inverting the IBD matrix. Elares - Breeding and Genetics Scientific Publications, University of Guelph, ON, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2013, Effect of HMGA1 on performance traits in Duroc, Landrace and Yorkshire pigs. Plant & Animal Genomics, January 12-16, San Diego, CA, USA. Sullivan, B., M. Jafarikia,, 2013, Building Better Bacon: Genomics Tools for Pork Quality. Banff Pork Seminar, January 15-17, Banff, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Effect of the PRKAG3 gene on pH, colour and drip loss of the loin muscle in Canadian pigs. Livestock Gentec Conference, October 15-16, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Potential application of genomics to improve meat colour of Canadian Duroc pigs. Livestock Gentec Conference, October 15-16, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Effect of MC4R genotype on growth, fat deposition, appetite and feed efficiency in Canadian pigs. European Association of Animal Production, 63th Annual Meeting, August 27-31, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Jafarikia, M., F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Predictive ability of genomics for estimating intramuscular fat content in Canadian Duroc pigs. Proceedings of the 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, August 12-17, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Palin M. F., C. Gariépy, S. Méthot, D. Beaudry, S. Cliche, C. Leblanc, F. Frédéric, M. Jafarikia,, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, mRNA abundance of selected genes in the loin muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits. Proceedings of the 58th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, August 12-17, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Kinsman, A., ‎M. Sargolzaei, ‎‎‎F. Schenkel, ‎G. Vander Voort, M. Jafarikia, and A. Robinson, 2012, Accuracy of genotype imputation in Canadian Yorkshire pigs using FImpute software, 4th International Conference of Quantitative Genetics, June 17-22, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Palin M. F., C. Gariépy, S. Méthot, D. Beaudry, S. Cliche, C. Leblanc, F. Frédéric, M. Jafarikia,, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Candidate genes mRNA abundance in the longissimus muscle of pigs with divergent carcass and meat quality traits. Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Conference, May 30-June 1, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., J. Squires, F. Schenkel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, W. Van Berkel‎, Y. Lou, B. Sullivan and D. Vandenbroek, 2012, Investigating a genetic solution to decrease boar taint levels in Canadian pigs. Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Conference, May 30-June 1, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Palin, M. F., C. Gariépy, S. Méthot, D. Beaudry, S. Cliche, C. Leblanc, F. Fortin, M. Jafarikia,, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Grappe porcine: Expression des gènes dans la longe de porcs présentant différents caractères de carcasse er de qualité de la viande. Journée des innovations – expo-congrès du porc du Québec (à la rencontre de l’innovation et de la production porcine), 4 avril 2012 Centre des Congrès de Lévis, Québec, canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Schenkel, L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2012, Genomic evaluation for litter size in Canadian Yorkshire pigs. Plant & Animal Genomics, January 14-18, San Diego, CA, USA.

Jafarikia, M., F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2011, Development of new genomic tools to improve meat quality traits and production efficiency in pigs. Livestock Gentec Conference, October 20, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Schenkel, L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, M. Sargolzaei and B. Sullivan, 2011, Application of genomic evaluation for Canadian Yorkshire pigs. Livestock Gentec Conference, October 20, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., F. Schenkel, L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, M. Sargolzaei and B. Sullivan, 2011, Application of genomic evaluation for Canadian Yorkshire pigs- A preliminary study. European Association of Animal Production, 62th Annual Meeting, August 29 – September 2, Stavanger, Norway.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, F. Fortin, S. Wyss, J. Groves and B. Sullivan, 2011, Potential application of genomics for improving the quality of Canadian pork. British Pig Breeders Roundtable, June 21-23, Canterbury, England.

Jafarikia, M., F. Fortin, L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2011, Potential application of genomics for improving the quality of Canadian pork. Canadian Meat Science Association Annual Conference, May 5, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2010, Linkage Disequilibrium in Canadian Swine Breeds. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 1-6, Leipzig, Germany.

Jafarikia, M., B. Lillie, L. Maignel, T. Hayes, M. Adler, K. Wimmers, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2010, Potential application of marker assisted selection to increase disease resistance in Canadian swine herds. European Association of Animal Production, 61th Annual Meeting, August 23-27, Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece.

Lillie, B. N. M., E. James Squires, N. D. Keirstead, G. E. VanderVoort, M. Jafarikia, and B. Sullivan, M. A. Hayes, 2010, Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Collagenous Lectins and Other Innate Immune Genes Associated with Common Infectious Diseases of Pigs. International Pig Veterinary Society Conference, July 18-21, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2010, First screening of three major Canadian swine breeds using a high density SNP panel. European Association of Animal Production, 61th Annual Meeting, August 23-27, Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, B. Sullivan and S. Wyss, 2010, Potential Application of Genomics for the Canadian Swine Industry. 29th Annual Centralia Swine Research Update. January 27, Kirkton, ON, Canada.

Wyss S., L. Maignel, D. Hurnik, M. Jafarikia, and B. Sullivan, 2009, Methods for genetic improvement of disease resistance in Canadian pigs. Canadian Swine Health Forum. July 7-9, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, S. Wyss and B. Sullivan, 2009, Frequency of CAST, HFABP, PRKAG3 and SLC44A3 genes in Canadian pig populations. Canadian Meat Council Annual Conference, May 6-8, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Uttaro, B., M. Jafarikia,, L. Maignel, W. Van Berkel, S. Wyss, B. Sullivan and S. Chen, 2009, A DNA based test for evaluating and improving pork colour in Canadian pigs. American Society of Dairy Science, Canadian Society of Animal Science and American Society of Animal Science, Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., L. Maignel, S. Wyss, W. Vanberkel and B. Sullivan, 2009, Effect of IGF2 gene on sow productivity traits. European Association of Animal Production, 60th Annual Meeting, August 24-27, Barcelona, Spain.

Jafarikia, M., B. Sullivan, L. Maignel and S. Wyss, 2009, Estimation of the IGF2 effect on backfat and lean muscle depth in Canadian Landrace. American Society of Dairy Science, Canadian Society of Animal Science and American Society of Animal Science, Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., B. Sullivan and L. Maignel, 2009, Marker Assisted Selection using simulated IGF2 gene in a Canadian pig population. American Society of Dairy Science, Canadian Society of Animal Science and American Society of Animal Science, Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., B. Sullivan, L. Maignel and P.K. Mathur, 2008, A deterministic procedure for defining the SNP phase in large pedigrees. Canadian Society of Animal Science, Annual Meeting, August 11-14, Guelph, ON, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., J. A. B. Robinson, L.R. Schaeffer and M. Sargolzaei, 2008, Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci by using haplotype blocks in granddaughter design families. Canadian Society of Animal Science, Annual Meeting, August 11-14, Guelph, ON, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., 2008, Marker Assisted Selection Using SNP Haplotype Blocks in Dairy Cattle. PhD thesis, Centre for the Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Departments of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada.

Jafarikia, M., J. A. B. Robinson and L.R. Schaeffer, 2007, Obtaining multiple QTL solutions without inverting the IBD matrix. American Dairy Science Association, Joint Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Jafarikia, M., J. A. B. Robinson and D. Ashlock, 2007, Defining the haplotype blocks in outbred livestock populations. American Dairy Science Association, Joint Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Jafarikia, M., A. Susanto, J. A. B. Robinson and L.R. Schaeffer, 2006, Method for obtaining QTL solutions without inverting the IBD matrix. Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Jafarikia, M., F.E. Shahroudi and A.A. Naserian, 2003, Type trait evaluations and heritabilities of Holstein dairy cattle in northeastern Iran. American Dairy Science Association, Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Jafarikia, M., 2001, Type appraisal and relationship between type and production in Holstein dairy cows. M.Sc. thesis, Departments of Animal Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. SNP

 

Submitted to NCBI database:

Jafarikia, M., B. Uttaro, L. Maignel, W. Van Berkel, B. Sullivan, S. Wyss, and S. Chen, 2009, A DNA based test for evaluating and improving pork colour in Canadian pigs. National Centre for Biotechnology Information. April 24, 2009. dbSNP Submitter SNP accession numbers of Sus Scrofa SLC44A3 gene: 130456757, 130456758, 130456759, 130456760, 130456761, 130456762, 130456763, 130456764 and 130456765.