CGIL Seminar: "Identification of Long Non-Coding RNAs Linked to Gastrointestinal Nematode Parasite Host Response in Sheep"

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ANNU 141

Dr. Aroa Suarez-Vega
Dr. Aroa Suarez-Vega


Dr. Aroa Suarez-Vega, a CGIL Post-Doctoral Fellow, will present a CGIL Seminar on Friday, November 29th. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM in room 141 of the Animal Science & Nutrition building.

Dr. Aroa Suarez-Vega has a B.Sc. in Veterinary Science at the University of León, Spain. She completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the Department of Animal Production at the same university where she received the Outstanding Doctoral Award in Health Sciences. The focus of her Ph.D. project was on the detection of the genetic basis of economically important traits in Spanish sheep breeds using genomic tools. During her Ph.D., she improved her skills in bioinformatics and transcriptomics by completing two internships at INRA. In 2018, Aroa started working at the Department of Animal Biosciences, CGIL, as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Dr. Angela Canovas. Her postdoctoral fellowship is part of a Mitacs Accelerate grant in collaboration with Semex Alliance and is focused on leveraging genomic information to better understand the biological effect of major genes on reproduction and health traits in dairy cattle. During her postdoc at CGIL, She has collaborated in other research projects at the Canovas’ Lab such as the OMAFRA project aiming to identify key genes related to parasite resistance in sheep using transcriptomics. In January, Aroa will take on a faculty position as an assistant professor at the University of Leon in Spain at the Department of Animal Science.

The Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock welcomes all interested University of Guelph staff, faculty, students, as well as industry and academic collaborators to attend our CGIL Seminars, which are held on Friday afternoons throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The meetings are always available remotely via Fuze, for those unable to attend in person, and presentation recordings may also be available after the seminar. Please let us know if you need further instructions on how to connect to Fuze or view available webinar recordings.  


Have a great week!


Erin Massender and Kerry Houlahan

CGIL Seminar Coordinators,
Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, 
Department of Animal Biosciences
University of Guelph

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