Genetics and Genomics of Plant and Animal Breeding

 

RESEARCH INTEREST GROUPS

Genetics and Genomics of Plant and Animal Breeding

Members of the Genetics and Genomics of Plant and Animal Breeding (PAB) RIG are interested in DNA marker discovery, genotyping technologies, genome-wide association studies, genomic selection, and mapping genes for marker-aided selection in plant and animal breeding. The PAB RIG includes over 50 members representing four colleges. Examples of research interests for this group include: increasing global food production, employing genomics to improve breeding strategies, and conservation of plant and animal germplasm. This RIG hosts external seminar speakers and hosts workshops on quantitative genetics and statistical modeling for genetic improvement of plants and animals.

RIG Leaders

Fikret Isik

Fikret Isik

Professor and Associate Director of Tree Improvement Program
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
College of Natural Resources
Phone: 919.449.6891
Email: fisik@ncsu.edu

Francesco Tiezzi

Francesco Tiezzi

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 919.515.0811
Email: f_tiezzi@ncsu.edu