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research Functional Genomics Comparative Genomics QTL Mapping Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative

Colleen A. Olmstead


Educational Background
B.S. in Biological Science, Illinois State University, 1991.

Current Project
Gene Expression Profiling of Genetic Merit; Bovine Leukemia Virus Research

Areas of interest
Functional Genomics, and Bovine Leukemia Virus Research

Selected Publications

A high-resolution whole-genome cattle-human comparative map reveals new details of mammalian chromosome evolution. Everts-van der Wind A., D.M. Larkin, C.A. Green, J.S. Elliott, C.A. Olmstead, J.E. Womack and H.A. Lewin. 2005. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 102:18526-31.

Cytokine mRNA expression in B cells from bovine leukemia virus-infected cattle with persistent lymphocytosis. Amills M., J. Norimine, C.A. Olmstead and H.A. Lewin. 2004. Cytokine 28:25-28.

Reduced IL-2 and IL-4 mRNA expression in CD4+ T cells from bovine leukemia virus infected cows with persistent lymphocytosis. Amills M., V. Ramiya, J. Norimine, C.A. Olmstead and H.A. Lewin. 2002. Virology 304:1-9.

A 3800 gene microarray for cattle functional genomics: comparison of gene expression in spleen, placenta and brain tissue. Band M.R., C. Olmstead, R.E. Everts, Z.L. Liu and H.A. Lewin. 2002. Animal Biotechnology 13: 163-172.

The prevalence of proviral bovine leukemia virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of naturally infected cows at different stages of infection. Mirsky M.L., C.A. Olmstead, Y. Da and H.A. Lewin. 1996. Joural of Virology 70:2178-2183.

  Laboratory of Mammalian Genome Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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