Contact Name: Sharon Browning
Contact Email: sguy[at]uw.edu
Our group, led by Dr. Sharon Browning in Biostatistics and Dr. Brian Browning in Medical Genetics, develops statistically-powerful, computationally-efficient methods for analyzing large genetic data sets such as those from whole genome sequencing of large cohorts.
This project involves using software developed by our group to analyze a unique, cutting-edge genetic data set from a large dairy cow population. The goal will be to assess the quality of the results under different settings and approaches to make recommendations for best practices. Ultimately, this work will help dairy breeders to improve the herds.
A strong background in computing and/or statistics is required. Usually we will consider only Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of at least 3.7. Please include a copy of your unofficial transcript with your e-mail inquiry.