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Professional Biographical Information:
2008 – Present Lead Scientist, Genomics Unit, NCCCWA-ARS-USDA
2001 – Present Research Geneticist, NCCCWA-ARS-USDA
2000 - 2001 Research Associate,
1999 – 2000 Visiting Lecturer, Technion –
1998 – 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Agricultural Research Organization,
1994 - 1997 Ph.D., Genetics & Cell Biology,
1992 - 1994 M.Sc., Genetics & Cell Biology,
1988 - 1991 B.Sc., Agricultural Economics, Hebrew
Description of Research Rationale and Focus:
The demand for seafood is increasing worldwide while there is new restriction on capture fisheries harvest. To meet increasing consumer demand,
Current research objectives:
1. Detect and fine map quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to bacterial cold water disease in rainbow trout.
2. Produce a reference genome sequence assembly for rainbow trout to facilitate the identification of genes affecting production traits as well as transcriptome and proteome analyses.
3. Produce an extensive single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) database for rainbow trout to facilitate the design of a high density SNP chip assay for genome analyses and for improving the current DNA markers technology used for strains identification and traceability, broodstock management and pedigree analyses.
4. Study the genetic basis of cyprinid herpes virus-3 resistance in common carp.