Equine Genetics and Genomics Laboratory

U of MN Equine Genetics GroupThe mission of the Equine Genetics and Genomics Research Group is to use advanced genetic and genomic technologies to improve our understanding of equine and canine health and biology.

Our goals are:

  • to use state-of-the-art molecular genetics and genomics tools to study complex genetic disease, physiological variation and genetic diversity in equine and canine populations.
  • to generate knowledge that will enable veterinarians to better predict, diagnose, and treat disease.
  • to improve the health of companion animals, livestock, and humans through the use of the horse and dog as biomedical models.
  • to engage in collaborative research efforts with other researchers, veterinarians, horse and dog owners to address relevant needs of the equine and canine communities.