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Paul M Vanraden

Research Geneticist (Animals)



301-504-9438 (voice)
301-504-8092 (fax)

10300 Baltimore Ave.
Bldg. 306, Room 201, BARC-East
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350

Area of expertise

Genetic evaluation of dairy cattle


B.S., Dairy Science, University of Illinois, 1981
M.S., Animal Breeding, Iowa State University, 1984
Ph.D., Animal Breeding, Iowa State University, 1986

Paul VanRaden is a senior research geneticist in the Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, ARS, USDA, in Beltsville, MD. He develops methods to compute genetic evaluations and genomic predictions. He investigates differences among dairy cattle for many traits and estimates trait economic values in genetic-economic indexes for lifetime merit. He also develops efficient statistical methods to process phenotype, genotype, pedigree, and DNA sequence data for very large national and international populations.

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