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Williams Joins R&D Staff

Dr. Jamie Williams has joined the Newsham Choice Genetics Research and Development Team as Research Scientist - Genetic Evaluation Specialist. In her role, she will be building genetic evaluation platforms and optimizing novel traits in marker-assisted and genomic selection.

Williams received her bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California-Davis and her master’s degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Colorado State University. She recently earned a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Georgia, where she studied genotype by environment interactions in Angus cattle. Along with her strong training in breeding and genetics, Williams brings extensive experience in managing large databases and using statistical tools in genomic mapping and genetic evaluation of animals.