Participating Faculty

Holly Neibergs

Holly Neibergs

Department:Animal Sciences, WSU
Credentials:1993~Ph.D., Texas A&M University- Philosophy, Genetics
Office:ASLB 210
Mailing Address:Animal Science
Washington State University
PO Box 646353
Pullman, WA 99164-6353

Research Interests

Comparative and functional genomics, genetic susceptibility to disease, genetics of reproduction.

Research Summary

Current projects involve the investigation of genetic susceptibility and tolerance to bovine paratuberculosis and bovine respiratory disease, and the genetic role of fertility in dairy and beef cattle.

Research Publications


White, S.N., M.R. Mousel, et al. 2012. “Genome-Wide association identifies multiple genomic regions associated with susceptibility to and severity of ovine lentivirus”. PLoS One. 7(10): e47829. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047829

Wilson, K., R. Zanella, et al. 2012. “Identification of chromosomal locations associated with tail biting and being a victim of tail biting behavior in the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus)”. Journal of Applied Genetics. DOI: 10.1007/s13353-012-0112.

Minozzi, G., J.L. Williams, et al. 2012. “Meta-analysis of two genome wide association studies of bovine paratuberculosis”. PLoS One 7(3):e32578. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Garrick, D., L. Baumgard, H.L. Neibergs. 2012. “Genomic analysis of data from physiological studies”. Journal of Dairy Science. 95:499-507.

Zanella, R., E.G. Casas, et al. 2011. “Fine mapping of loci on BTA2 and BTA26 associated with bovine viral diarrhea persistent infection and linked with bovine respiratory disease in cattle”. Frontiers in Livestock Genomics. 2:82. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2011.00082

Neibergs, H.L., K.A. Johnson. 2011. Invited manuscript: “Nutrition and the genome”. Journal of Animal Science. Epub (ahead of print) 10.2527/jas.2011-4582

Zanella, R., R.H Whitlock, H.L. Neibergs. 2011. Short communication: “Fine mapping of genetic regions associated with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis tissue infection and tolerance to Johne’s disease”. Journal of Dairy Science 94:4230-4236.

Zanella, R., M. L. Settles, et al. (2011). "Identification of loci associated with tolerance to Johne's disease in Holstein cattle."Animal genetics 42(1): 28-38.

Neibergs, H., R. Zanella, et al. (2011). "Loci on Bos taurus chromosome 2 and Bos taurus chromosome 26 are linked with bovine respiratory disease and associated with persistent infection of bovine viral diarrhea virus." Journal of animal science 89(4): 907-915.

Neibergs, H. L., M. L. Settles, et al. (2010). "GSEA-SNP identifies genes associated with Johne's disease in cattle." Mamm Genome 21(7-8): 419-425.

Neibergs, H.L., R. Zanella. Genomics of reproductive diseases in cattle and swine ;in Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals. Z. Jiang and T. Ott, editors. Wiley-Blackwell, Ames, IA (in press).

Decker, J.E., J.C. Pires, G.C. Conant, S.D. McKay, M.P. Heaton, J. Vilkki, C.M. Seabury, A.R. Caetano, G.S. Johnson, R.A. Brenneman, O. Hanotte, L.S. Eggert, P. Wiener, J.-J. Kim, K.S. Kim, T.S. Sonstegard, C. Van Tassell, H.L. Neibergs, K. Chen, A. Coooper, J. McEwan, R. Brauning, M.C. McClure, M.M. Rolf, J.W. Kim, R.D. Schnabel, J.F. Taylor. High-throughput phylogenomics: From ancient DNA to signatures of human animal husbandry. Proceedings National Academy Science, USA (in press).

Settles, M., R. Zanella, S.D. McKay, R.D. Schnabel, J.F. Taylor, R. Whitlock, Y. Schukken, J.S. Van Kessel, J.M. Smith, and H. Neibergs, "A whole genome association analysis identifies loci associated with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection status in US Holstein cattle." Anim Genet, 2009. 40:655-662.

Heaton, M.P., J.W. Keele, G.P. Harhay, J.A. Richt, M. Koohmaraie, T.L. Wheeler, S.D. Shackelford, E. Casas, D.A. King, T.S. Sonstegard, C.P. Van Tassell, H.L. Neibergs, C.C. Chase, Jr., T.S. Kalbfleisch, T.P. Smith, M.L. Clawson, and W.W. Laegreid, "Prevalence of the prion protein gene E211K variant in U.S. cattle." BMC Vet Res, 2008. 4: p. 25.

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