Project Title: Bovine genetics
Stephanie is experienced in the area of animal health, completing her master’s degree in collaboration with Teagasc and NUIG, where she carried out research in the area of ovine gastrointestinal nematodes. As part of her PhD, Stephanie is looking at the use of next generation sequencing for the identification of DNA based biomarkers in regulatory regions of the genome for susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC). Bovine respiratory disease affects livestock populations worldwide and can have major economic and welfare implications. Research in this area will aid in the treatment and prevention of BRDC in future populations. Stephanie has experience in the extraction of DNA and is gaining experience in the use of sequencing technologies.
Programme Area: Bovine genetics
Supervisors: Sinead waters and Derek Morris
Funding Source: Teagasc