Previous Graduate Students (and year of degree completion):



Previous PhD Students


Dr. Kadir Kizilkaya (2002)

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture

Adnan Menderes University



Dr. Fernando F. Cardoso (2003)

Deputy Head of Research

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply

Embrapa Pecuaria Sul
Caixa Postal 242 - BR 153 - Km 603
CEP 96.401-970 Bage- RS


Dr. Lan (Shirley) Xiao (2007)

Research Biostatistician

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

795 El Camino Real,

Palo Alto, CA. 94301


Dr. Juan Pedro Steibel (coadvised with Dr. Guilherme Rosa) (2007)

Associate Professor

Department of Animal Science

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI


Dr. Nora M. Bello (2010)

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS


Dr. Wenzhao Yang (2014)


Dow Chemical

Midland, MI


Dr. Yongfang Lu (2016)

Statistical Geneticist

Axio Research

Seattle, WA


Dr. Chunyu Chen (2017)

Data Scientist

Monsanto Company

St. Louis, MO



Previous Masters Student


Mr. Yasir Nawaz (2017)

PhD Student, Genetics Program

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI