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CONNOR, ERIN E
Research Molecular Biologist
erin.connor@ars.usda.gov
(301) 504-6104
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 306, RM. 115, BARC-EAST
Beltsville MD 20705

Mission:
The Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL) discovers and develops improved methods for the genetic and genomic evaluation of economically important traits of dairy animals and small ruminants and conducts fundamental genomics-based research aimed at improving their health and productive efficiency.

In April 2014, the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) and the Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory (BFGL) were merged to form the Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL). As part of that merger, the main AIPL research project on discovery and development of improved methods for genetic and genomic evaluation of economically important traits of dairy animals was renamed the Animal Improvement Program (AIP). The former AIPL web site (http://aipl.arsusda.gov/ ) will continue to show detailed information related to AIP, but the look and content of the web site will change as the AIPL and BFGL web sites are combined to form the new AGIL web site.


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