- B.S., Mathematics Education, Abilene Christian College, 1964
- Ph.D., Genetics, Oregon State University, 1968
My research interests are comparative genomics with emphasis on evolutionary relationships of mammalian genomes. I have specifically targeted the bovine genome and its relationship to the genomes of humans and mice with a variety of techniques including somatic cell genetics, linkage mapping, radiation hybrid mapping and physical mapping, including large scale sequencing. The application of this information has been focused on animal health including the study of inherited diseases and the search for genes controlling host resistance or susceptibility to infectious diseases. These studies are important for the development of animal models for human disease research and also for the improvement of animal health and productivity.