Juan F. Medrano

Juan F. Medrano

Juan F. Medrano, Ph.D. "
Professor of Animal Genetics,
NRSP-8 Cattle Genome Coordinator

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-752-6786
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
Email: jfmedrano@ucdavis.edu


Agronomist: Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras. 1969 (Agriculture).
B.S., University of California Davis, 1971 (Biochemical Animal Genetics).
M.S., University of California Davis, 1973 (Animal Science).
Ph.D.,  University of California Davis, 1975 (Genetics).

Research Interest

Animal Genomics Laboratory
Applications of next generation sequencing and systems biology approaches to study genetic variation of complex traits.  Genetics of milk composition – study of health and nutritional properties of cow and human milk, and application of genetic markers to improve manufacturing properties of milk.  Molecular phylogeny and SNP variation of wild populations of bears, wolves and coyotes.  Coffee transcriptome analysis - annotation and examination of gene expression differences between coffees grown at different altitudes.  Genetics of animal growth - characterization and mapping of growth and obesity QTL in mice and rats.

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Graduate Groups

Animal Biology
Integrative Genetics and Genomics