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Gerson Oliveira

Position/Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: ANNU 110

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Gerson is a postdoctoral researcher in Animal Breeding at the University of Guelph, with broad experience in quantitative and genomic analyses. His work involves the manipulation of large datasets and statistical analyses that support the investigation, interpretation, and application of genomic information to optimize breeding programs. He is currently leading a five-year project that aims to analyze and compare the benefits of various strategies for breed improvement, including novel tools, in Canadian dairy cattle. Before this, he worked in the Innovation Department of a globally recognized AI company for nearly two years, where he was responsible for all the genomic pipelines.

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 partnerships with academic groups, maintaining the company’s commanding presence in the marketplace.