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.
AGIL was formed in April 2014 through a merger of the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) and the Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory (BFGL).
Current job openings
- Clarissa Boschiero joins AGIL research staff (Read more …)
- Asha Miles joins AGIL research staff (Read more …)
- Genome to Phenome: ARS Research in Precision Agriculture
- Joint Israeli-U.S. team recognized by BARD (Read more …)
- John Cole and Paul VanRaden listed in Journal of Dairy Science's Top 100 in 2021 (Read more …)
- Paul VanRaden, Randy Baldwin, George Wiggans (retired), John Cole, and Curt VanTassell, included in Stanford University's World's Top 2% of Scientists (Read more …)
- Paul VanRaden included in Clarivate Analytics' 2020 highly cited researchers list (Read more …)
- Paul VanRaden inducted into ARS Science Hall of Fame (Read more …)