Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomics
Dr. Peñagaricano is broadly interested in statistical and quantitative genetics and genomics. His major duties are to develop and conduct research and extension programs in animal genomics and related subject areas that ultimately benefit dairy and livestock industries..
Dr. Peñagaricano is broadly interested in statistical and quantitative genetics and genomics. His research program focuses on the development and application of statistical and computational methods for the analysis of phenotypic and molecular data in livestock species. Current research topics include (1) genetic and genomic analysis of production, reproduction, and health traits in dairy cattle, (2) evaluation of the effects of maternal nutrition during pregnancy on the epigenome and transcriptome of the offspring, and (3) inference of causal gene-phenotype networks in multivariate genetic systems combining structural equation models and molecular information.
Extension: Area of Speciality; Dairy Breeding and Genomics
The extension program focuses on educating dairy and livestock producers and allied industries about practical and economically important aspects of genetic and genomic evaluation and selection, including the transfer of new research findings.
PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611
- December 2014 - Ph.D. (Animal Science), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
- May 2014 - M.S. (Statistics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
- August 2010 - M.S. (Animal Science), Universidad de la República, Montevideo Uruguay
- May 2009 - B.S. (Biochemistry), Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
- May 2005 - B.S. (Biology), Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay
- February 2015-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Professional Service and Awards
- American Dairy Science Association
- International Biometric Society
- International Society of Animal Genetics