- B.S., Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, University of
Delaware, Newark, DE 1977.
- M.S., Master of Science in Animal Breeding, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY, 1979.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Breeding, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 1981.
- My research focus is on the statistical aspects of genetics and animal
improvement. Most recently this has concentrated on the inheritance of
disease in dogs, a topic that has focused on epilepsy in Belgian tervuren,
deafness in Dalmatians and Addison's disease in Bearded collies.
- Each of these areas begins as a purely statistical problem, asking the
question: "Is this disorder inherited?" Having established
inheritance there begins a search for the statistical evidence of the impact
of single genes on this disease, an area of investigation called complex
segregation analysis. The next phase of research is the collaborative effort
to combine pedigree and disease information with DNA markers and maps of the
canine genome. The intent is to discover those specific genes that influence
the expression of disease.
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