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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Emil J Pollak
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
General Biological Science

Phone: (402) 762-4109
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P.O. BOX 166
CLAY CENTER , NE 689330166
Projects
Scientific Knowledge and New Technology to Aid in the Selection and Management of the U.S. Beef, Swine, and Sheep Populations
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 427585
Federal Protective Service Support for Law Enforcement and Security of USDA, ARS, USMARC Compound, Clay Center, NE
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 432393
Collaborative Beef Cattle Research in Nutrition, Breeding and Genetics, and/or Meat Science
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 425693
Bioinformatics Tools to Access, Filter, Manipulate, and Analyze NGS Data
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426589
Support Effort for Developing Scientific Information and New Technology to Solve High Priority Problems for U.S. Beef, Sheep, and Swine Industries
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427895
PHENOTYPIC AND GENOMIC DATABASE CREATION FOR CATTLE IN INDUSTRY POPULATIONS
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 422369

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A survey of polymorphisms detected from sequences of popular beef breeds -
Snelling, W.M., Bennett, G.L., Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A., McDaneld, T.G., Smith, T.P., Thallman, R.M., Kalbfleisch, T.S., Pollak, E.J. 2015. A survey of polymorphisms detected from sequences of popular beef breeds. Journal of Animal Science. 93(11):5128-5143. doi:10.2527/jas2015-9356.
Historical overview and current status of genomic technology and marker assisted selection in beef cattle -
Pollak, E.J., Smith, T.P., Snelling, W.M. 2015. Historical overview and current status of genomic technology and marker assisted selection in beef cattle. In Proceedings of the American Meat Science Association. 68th Annual Reciprocal Meat Conference, June 14 - 17, 2015, Lincoln, NE. pg. 32-36.
Comparison of Bayesian models to estimate direct genomic values in multi-breed commercial beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Rolf, M.M., Garrick, D.J., Fountain, T., Ramey, H.R., Weaber, R.L., Decker, J.E., Pollak, E.J., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F. 2015. Comparison of Bayesian models to estimate direct genomic values in multi-breed commercial beef cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. 47:23. DOI 10.1186/s12711-015-0106-8.
QTLs associated with dry matter intake, metabolic mid-test weight, growth and feed efficiency have little overlap across 4 beef cattle studies Reprint Icon -
Saatchi, M., Beever, J.E., Decker, J.E., Faulkner, D.B., Freetly, H.C., Hansen, S.L., Yampara-Iquise, H., Johnson, K.A., Kachman, S.D., Kerley, M.S., Kim, J., Loy, D.D., Marques, E., Neibergs, H.L., Pollak, E.J., Schnabel, R.D., Seabury, C.M., Shike, D.W., Snelling, W.M., Spangler, M.L., Weaber, R.L., Garrick, D.J., Taylor, J.F. 2014. QTLs associated with dry matter intake, metabolic mid-test weight, growth and feed efficiency have little overlap across 4 beef cattle studies. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 15:1004.
Use of robust multivariate linear mixed models for estimation of genetic parameters for carcass traits in beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Peters, S.O., Kizilkaya, K., Garrick, D.J., Fernando, R.L., Pollak, E.J., Enns,R.M., De Donato, M., Ajayi, O.O., Imumorin, I.G. 2014. Use of robust multivariate linear mixed models for estimation of genetic parameters for carcass traits in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 131(6):504-512.
Effects of functional polymorphisms on beef carcass merit -
Filling the knowledge gap: Integrating quantitative genetics and genomics in graduate education and outreach -
Lewis, R.M., Spangler, M.L., Lockee, B.B., Enns, R.M., Enns, K.J., Dekkers, J.C., Maltecca, C., Cassady, J.P., MacNeil, M.D., Gould, C.A., Boggs, D.L., Misztal, I., Pollak, E.J. 2014. Filling the knowledge gap: Integrating quantitative genetics and genomics in graduate education and outreach. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, August 17-22, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Paper No. 222. Available: https://asas.org/wcgalp-proceedings.
Genomewide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle Reprint Icon -
McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Thomas, M.G., Snelling, W.M., Smith, T.P.L., Pollak, E.J., Cole, J.B., Keele, J.W. 2014. Genomewide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 92(5):1945-1957.
Deletion on chromosome 5 associated with decreased reproductive efficiency in female cattle -
McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Thomas, M.G., Pollak, E.J., Keele, J.W. 2014. Deletion on chromosome 5 associated with decreased reproductive efficiency in female cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 92:1378-1384.
Beef cattle body temperature during climatic stress: a genome-wide association study -
Howard, J.T., Kachman, S.D., Snelling, W.M., Pollak, E.J., Ciobanu, D.C., Kuehn, L.A., Spangler, M.L. 2014. Beef cattle body temperature during climatic stress: a genome-wide association study. International Journal of Biometeorology. 58(7):1665-1672.
A simulation-based approach for evaluating and comparing the environmental footprints of beef production systems -
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Pollak, E.J. 2013. A simulation-based approach for evaluating and comparing the environmental footprints of beef production systems. Journal of Animal Science. 91:5427-5437.
Comparison of molecular breeding values based on within- and across-breed training in beef cattle -
Kachman, S.D., Spangler, M.L., Bennett, G.L., Hanford, K.J., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M., Saatchi, M., Garrick, D.J., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Comparison of molecular breeding values based on within- and across-breed training in beef cattle. Genetics Selection Evolution. 45:30. 9 p. DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-45-30.
Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems -
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Battagliese, T., Ulhman, B., Barcan, C., Schulze, I., Silva, J., Reagan, J.O. 2013. Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E-Suppl. 2):679.
A look at the environmental footprints of beef production -
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Pollak, E.J. 2013. A look at the environmental footprints of beef production[Abstract]. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Paper No. 13-002.
Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems -
Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Reagan, J.O., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Battagliese, T., Ulhman, B., Barcan, C., Schulze, I., Silva, J., Rotz, C.A. 2013. Environmental, social, and economic footprints of current and past beef production systems. Symposium on Energy and Protein Metabolism and Nutrition. Paper No 134.
Genome-wide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle -
McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Thomas, M.G., Snelling, W.M., Pollak, E.J., Smith, T.P.L., Keele, J.W. 2013. Genome-wide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle [Abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91 (E-Supplement 2):392. (Abstract #319).
Environmental footprints of beef produced at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center -
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Pollak, E.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R. 2013. Environmental footprints of beef produced at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver Co. p. 1.
Environmental footprints of beef production at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center -
Rotz, C.A., Isenberg, B.J., Stackhouse-Lawson, K.R., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Environmental footprints of beef production at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting. J. Animal. Sci.91 (E-Suppl. 2):678.
Prioritizing sequence polymorphisms for potential association with phenotype -
Snelling, W.M., Bennett, G.L., Thallman, R.M., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kuehn, L.A., McDaneld, T.G., Kachman, S.D., Spangler, M.L., Koshinsky, H., Kalbfleisch, T.S., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Prioritizing sequence polymorphisms for potential association with phenotype [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91(E-Supplement 2):74-75.
Application of multivariate heavy-tailed distributions to residuals in the estimation of genetic parameters of growth traits in beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Peters, S.O., Kizilkaya, K., Garrick, D.J., Fernando, R.L., Pollak, E.J., De Donato, M., Hussain, T., Imumorin, I.G. 2013. Application of multivariate heavy-tailed distributions to residuals in the estimation of genetic parameters of growth traits in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 91(4):1552-1561.
Development of low-cost, high-throughput genotyping to complement SNP discovery by individual animal whole-genome sequencing -
Thallman, R.M., Snelling, W.M., Curry, J.D., Smith, T.P., Kalbfleisch, T.S., Kuehn, L.A., McDaneld, T.G., Bennett, G.L., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Fofanov, V.Y., Koshinsky, H., Pollak, E.J. 2013. Development of low-cost, high-throughput genotyping to complement SNP discovery by individual animal whole-genome sequencing [abstract]. Plant and Animal Genome XXI Conference. Workshop Abstract No. W146.
The accuracies of DNA-based estimates of genetic merit derived from Angus or multibreed beef cattle training populations Reprint Icon -
Weber, K.L., Drake, D.J., Taylor, J.F., Garrick, D.J., Kuehn, L.A., Thallman, R.M., Schnabel, R.D., Snelling, W.M., Pollak, E.J., Van Eenennaam, A.L. 2012. The accuracies of DNA-based estimates of genetic merit derived from Angus or multibreed beef cattle training populations. Journal of Animal Science. 90(12):4191-4202.
Genomics and the global beef cattle industry -
Pollak, E.J., Bennett, G.L., Snelling, W.M., Thallman, R.M., Kuehn, L.A. 2012. Genomics and the global beef cattle industry. Animal Production Science. 52:92-99.
Y are you not pregnant: identification of Y chromosome segments in female cattle with decreased reproductive efficiency -
McDaneld, T.G., Kuehn, L.A., Thomas, M.G., Snelling, W.M., Sonstegard, T.S., Matukumalli, L.K., Smith, T.P., Pollak, E.J., Keele, J.W. 2012. Y are you not pregnant: identification of Y chromosome segments in female cattle with decreased reproductive efficiency. Journal of Animal Science. 90(7):2142-2151.
US consortium for the genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle -
Taylor, J.F., Beever, J.E., Fahrenkrug, S.C., Faulkner, D.B., Freetly, H.C., Garrick, D.J., Johnson, K.A., Hansen, S.L., Kerley, M.S., Loy, D.D., Neibergs, H.L., Pollak, E.J., Pomp, D., Seabury, C.M., Schnabel, R.D., Shike, D.W., Sonstegard, T.S., Spangler, M.L., Tait, J.R., Weaber, R.L. 2011. US consortium for the genetic improvement of feed efficiency in beef cattle [abstract]. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Bovine Genomics: Contributions to the Future of Livestock, October 6, 2011. Clermont-Ferrand/Cournon, France.
Genomics and the global livestock industries -
Pollak, E.J. 2011. Genomics and the global livestock industries [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Applied Genomics for Sustainable Livestock Breeding. Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences, May 2-5, 2011, Melbourne, Australia. p. 9-10.
Enhancing knowledge and technology adoption in a misunderstood discipline: The weight trait project -
Spangler, M.L., Pollak, E.J., Kachman, S.D., Hanford, K.J., Thallman, R.M., Bennett, G.L., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M. 2011. Enhancing knowledge and technology adoption in a misunderstood discipline: The weight trait project [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 1):484. Abstract # 509.
Incorporating molecular breeding values with variable call rates into genetic evaluations -
Kachman, S.D., Bennett, G.L., Hanford, K.J., Kuehn, L.A., Pollak, E.J., Snelling, W.M., Spangler, M.L., Thallman, R.M. 2011. Incorporating molecular breeding values with variable call rates into genetic evaluations [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 89(E-Supplement 1):164. (Abstract # 34).
Integration of DNA marker information into breeding value predictions -
Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Hanford, K.J., Thallman, M., Bennett, G., Snelling, W., Kuehn, L., Pollak, J. 2011. Integration of DNA marker information into breeding value predictions. Nebraska Beef Cattle Reports. MP94:11-12.
Estimation Of The Proportion Of Variation Accounted For By DNA Tests. II: Phenotypic Variance -
Thallman, R.M., Hanford, K.J., Kachman, S.D., Kuehn, L.A., Quaas, R.L., Tempelman, R.J., Fernando, R., Pollak, E.J. 2010. Estimation Of The Proportion Of Variation Accounted For By DNA Tests. II: Phenotypic Variance. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-6, 2010. CD-ROM Communication No. 0918.
Estimation of the Proportion of Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests. I: Genetic Variance -
Hanford, K.J., Thallman, R.M., Kachman, S.D., Kuehn, L.A., Quaas, R.L., Tempelman, R.J., Fernando, R.L., Pollak, E.J. 2010. Estimation of the Proportion of Variation Accounted for by DNA Tests. I: Genetic Variance. Proceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Leipzig, Germany. August 1-6, 2010. CD-ROM Communication No. 0822.
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