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Kathy Scienski

Kathy Scienski

NIFA National Needs Fellow

Advisor: Dr. Clare Gill


Education:

  1. B.S. in Animal Science: Biotechnology Emphasis, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2015

Biography:

Research Interests:

Bovine genetics, genomics, and the epistatic interactions within the bovine genome that contribute to various production traits, including coat color and fertility.

Publications:

  • Scienski, K., Fay, J.C., and Conant, G.C. 2015. Patterns of gene conversion in duplicated yeast histones suggests strong selection on a co-adapted macromolecular complex. Genome Biol Evol. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv216

Oral Presentations:

  • Evolution International Conference. Case Grande Hotel Resort, Guaruja, Brazil. June 2015. Patterns of gene conversion in duplicated yeast histone genes suggests strong selection on a co-adapted macromolecular complex.
  • VIIth International Scientific Symposium. University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland. September 2016. Characterization of a region within bovine chromosome 6 associated with gray coat color in a Nellore-Angus cross.

Poster Presentations:

  • 35th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, USA. July 2016. Characterization of a region within bovine chromosome 6 associated with gray coat color in a Nellore-Angus cross.

Grants and Awards:

  • 2015 NIFA National Needs Fellowship
  • 2nd place: Oral presentation in Animal Production, VIIth International Scientific Symposium
  • SLOAN PEM Student Development Grant

Memberships and Activities:

  • Genetics Graduate Student Association
  • SLOAN Program for Exemplary Mentoring
  • Texas A&M Polish Association
  • The Big Event