CGIL Seminar: New Approaches for Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Species​​​​​

Date and Time

Location

Microsoft Teams

Kerry Houlahan and Erin Massender

Details

We are very pleased to have Kerry Houlahan and Erin Massender, PhD candidates at the University of Guelph, present a CGIL Seminar on Friday May 7th, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “New Approaches for Genetic Evaluations of Dairy Species​​​​​.

To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer, or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter. 

Connection information for the meeting has been sent via a Calendar invitation, additionally the meeting can be found at the link below.

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MmM5NzQ1YTItMDJiYy00Mjc1LTk2ZDUtZjM4YjhhMjEyN2Qw%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22be62a12b-2cad-49a1-a5fa-85f4f3156a7d%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22522551ba-0e93-4d61-8464-d782a9e7306d%22%7d 

Speaker Biography:

Kerry received a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science in 2016 and an M.Sc. in Animal Breeding and Genetics under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Filippo Miglior in 2018 from the University of Guelph. Her M.Sc. research focused on the inclusion of feed efficiency into breeding programs for dairy cattle. Currently, Kerry is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock under the supervision of Dr. Christine Baes and Dr. Flavio Schenkel. Her Ph.D. focuses on further understanding of the underlying biology of feed efficiency and the impacts of including feed efficiency into breeding programs of dairy cattle.

Erin received a Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences, specializing in genetics and ethics, in 2016 and a M.Sc. in Animal Breeding and Genetics in 2018, both from the University of Guelph. Erin’s graduate research in the Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock has focused on the genetic improvement of small ruminants, under the supervision of Dr. Flavio Schenkel. Her M.Sc. research focused on sheep growth and carcass traits, and current Ph.D. research is investigating the implementation of genomic selection for dairy goats. Since January, Erin has also been the acting Small Ruminant Specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

We hope to see many of you there! Have a great week!
Ivan Campos and Colin Lynch
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CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph
cgil@uoguelph.ca

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