Dr. Daniela Lourenco

Daniela Lourenco is associate professor in animal breeding, genetics, and genomics at the University of Georgia. She was born and raised in Brazil, where she earned her MS and PhD degrees in animal breeding and genetics from Maringa State University. She has been working in this field since 2004, and her current interests include the use of genomic information to increase rates of genetic progress, the development of methods for genomic evaluations, and the use of computational algorithms to analyze large data. Her research group has been involved in the development and implementation of genomic evaluations for several breeding companies and breed associations around the world.