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Clare A. Gill

Clare A. Gill


Department of Animal Science

Faculty Ombuds Officer

Room 432B Kleberg Building
2471 TAMU

College Station , TX 77843-2471
Office Phone: (979) 862-7129


  1. B. Biotech (Hons. class I), Flinders University, South Australia, 1995
  2. Ph.D., Animal Molecular Genetics, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2001


Dr. Clare Gill is a Professor in the Department of Animal Science and the Faculty Ombuds Officer at Texas A&M University.  She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Faculties of Genetics and Biotechnology. Dr. Gill received her Honors (class I) degree in Bachelor of Biotechnology from Flinders University of South Australia in 1995. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2001 with a doctorate in animal molecular genetics.  Dr. Gill teaches an undergraduate senior seminar course and a graduate course in applied animal genomics (ANSC/GENE 629).  Her primary research interest is in animal genomics and her research focuses on developing efficient molecular and computational tools for mapping quantitative trait loci in beef cattle.  She is the principal investigator of the McGregor Genomics Project, which is a collaborative effort to map genes for production efficiency in cattle.  As a member of the McGregor Bovine Genomics team, Dr. Gill was a recipient of the 2009 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research.  She was awarded the Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Research in 2014.  Dr. Gill was awarded a chancellor's letter of commendation from Flinders University and the AMGEN Australia prize for excellence in biotechnology research.  She has twice been a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year awards for outstanding achievement in science and technology.  Dr. Gill served on the technical committee for the bovine genome project and was a team leader for the International Bovine Hapmap Consortium.  Dr. Gill is a member of the International Society of Animal Genetics, the American Society of Animal Science, the Texas Genetics Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.



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Current Genetics Students:

Xin Fang

Kathy Scienski

Yue Xing


Kris Wunderlich

Research Interests:

Bioinformatics and Genomics:

Bovine Genomics


Medical Genetics - Human and Animal:

Osteogenesis of intramembranous bone

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics:

Growth and development of bovine horns


GENE 629 Applied Animal Genomics