Monday, February 9, 2009

Federal grant furthers chicken genome work

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Chickens are often used in place of humans in jokes and cartoons, and science has found they are helpful models for genetic research as well. Click to enlarge

Dr. Shane Burgess, a Basic Sciences associate professor in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, along with colleagues Drs. Fiona McCarthy and Susan Bridges, received a $1.4 million grant in 2008 from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work annotating the chicken genome. McCarthy is a CVM Basic Sciences assistant research professor, and Bridges is an MSU computer science professor and CVM adjunct professor. Read More