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Animal Genetics Researcher Integrated Animal Sciences Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Hello! I am postdoc in the Integrative Animal Science team. Over the last few years I have been working on the genetics behind the fatty acid profile of cow’s milk, as determined using mid-infrared spectroscopy. My research has also looked at the energy profiles of Holstein cows across lactation (whether they gain or loss too much weight), the amount of methane they produce (an important contributor to greenhouse gases) and aspects of their immune and blood metabolite profiles. My background is in population genetics, molecular ecology and evolutionary biology. I am particularly interested in the application of genetic approaches to tackle issues in conservation biology and sustainable living. I also try and participate in science communication events when I can as I think it is very important to communicate research to the public and wider audiences and share the exciting aspects of science.
Helped take a lecture on ‘Breeding for Welfare’ as part of an SRUC undergraduate course
Animal Genetics Researcher
Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9308