CGIL Seminar W2021- Dr. Jered Decker

Date and Time


Online via Microsoft Teams


We are very pleased to have Dr. Jared Decker, an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri, presenting a CGIL Seminar on Friday January 22nd, 2021. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: “Combining Quantitative Genetics and Population Genomics to Improve Beef Sustainability”.
 To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter.
Connection information for the meeting has been sent via a Calendar invitation, additionally the meeting can be found at the link below:
Speaker Biography:
Jared Decker is an associate professor and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics at the University of Missouri Division of Animal Science, Genetics Area Program, and Institute for Data Science and Informatics. Decker received his B.S. from New Mexico State University, graduating with top honors. He majored in Animal Science with a minor in Biology. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri in Genetics, with a Ph.D. minor in Statistics. Jared grew up on a small farm in northwest New Mexico where his family raised registered cattle. He now owns a farm in Mid-Missouri to teach his kids the value of hard work and pass on the legacy of agriculture. His research focuses on understanding the history of cattle breeds, improving the accuracy and breadth of genomic tests, and creating genomic tools to match cattle to their environment. He is active on social media and his website A Steak in Genomics.

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