Application of genetic principles for understanding important quantitative and qualitative traits in horses. Topics include variation, mechanisms of gene action, selection and genetic improvement.
This course requires proctored exams. Details will be provided in the course syllabus.
ANEQ 102 (Introduction to Equine Science); ANEQ 328 (Foundations in Animal Genetics) or BZ 350 (Molecular and General Genetics) or SOCR 330 (Principles of Genetics); ANEQ 305 (Funtional Large Animal Anatomy/Physiology) or BMS 300 (Principles of Human Physiology).
Textbooks and Materials
No textbooks are required for this course.
Dr. Stephen Coleman was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and completed his training in equine genetics and genomics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. His graduate research projects focused on using molecular and cell biology techniques in parallel with bioinformatics to understand more about genomic organization in the horse and the structural annotation of equine protein-coding genes. These projects involved the first application of next-generation sequencing technology in the horse. Following his graduate work, Stephen completed a two and a half year postdoc with Carol and Jeff Wilusz at Colorado State University investigating post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression and RNA stability in Type 1 myotonic dystrophy. He enjoys teaching and interacting with students to help them learn about genetics and how that knowledge can be applied across the horse industry. Stephen also enjoys engaging with his colleagues in the department and across the university to ask and answer interesting questions.