Dr. Terje Raudsepp

B.S./M.Sc – Genetics & Cytology, Tartu University, Estonia, 1982

Ph.D – Molecular Genetics, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, 1999

1st Postdoctoral – Royal Veterinary University, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1999-2001

 2nd Postdoctoral – Texas A&M University, 2001-2004

“My research is in animal genomics. As to species, our special focus is on horses/equids and camelids. Within the genomes, we are specifically interested in sex chromosomes, their organization, function and evolution. Regarding biological features, we are interested in the genomics of sex development and reproduction.

Also, I am the director of the Texas A&M Molecular Cytogenetics service lab which provides chromosome analysis service for all domestic and a broad range of wild species. This service brings to the lab unique samples for research.”

Research Specialties

Bioinformatics and Genomics
Medical Genetics, Cytogenetics- Animal
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics

How long have you been a faculty member at Texas A&M?

15 years.

What made you choose to join the A&M faculty?

I did my 2nd postdoc here and discovered Texas A&M as an excellent place for research in equine genomics and genomics of reproduction.

What makes A&M stand out above other institutions? What is the best part about being part of the Genetics program? 

Texas A&M has two components – Texas and A&M. Both are unique and fascinating in many ways.

What is your favorite conference to go to? And why?

Perhaps the meetings of the International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG). Just the right size, good people, good science and excellent choice of locations worldwide.

Fun Facts:

When I am not in the lab, I am…

Truly enjoying doing just nothing, watching clouds, rivers and birds flow by.

My favorite restaurant in College Station is?

Koppe Bridge

What is the most gratifying aspect about mentoring graduate students?

When years later they ask me to be a co-investigator on their grant proposals.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Sure I do but they are yet to be discovered