Tewdros Ghebremariam

Position/Title: Assistant Specialist
E-mail: tghebremariam@ucdavis.edu

EDUCATION

Double MSc in Animal breeding and genetics, August 2011
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway
 and Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Thesis 1. Accuracy of genomic selection through the prediction of QTN genetic value by surrounding SNPs from pooled genotype data.
Thesis 2. Estimation of genetic parameters and correlations for egg production for different periods in crossbred lines using pooled observations.

MSc. Master in sustainable livestock production, July 2006
University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea
Thesis: Evaluation of sun dried sweet potato tuber (Ipomoea batatas L.) as a replacement for sorghum in white leghorn starter chick’s diet.

BSc in Animal Science, September 1999
University of Asmara, Asmara, Eritrea

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Mine big data set to gain useful insights of the management practice and biology of endangered fish species.

Quantify phenotypic and genetic parameters of endangered Delta Smelt at hatchery.

Assist genetically monitored breeding program and species conservation.

Development of fish rearing systems and maximize statistical power of experimental designs.

OTHER INTEREST:

Promote gluten free ancient grain ‘Teff’ in California.

Develop database system and networking.

RELATED ARTICLES:

Ghebremariam Tewdros , Amanda Finger , Luke Ellison, Galen Tigan, Joan Lindberg, and Tien-Chieh Hung. 2015 . Delta Smelt refuge population: 2014 update and five-year trends in phenotypic traits 2015. IEP Newsletter. 28 (1): 36-42. <http://www.water.ca.gov/iep/docs/IEP_Vol28_1.pdf>

Ghebremariam Tewdros, Amanda Finger, Luke Ellison, Galen Tigan, Meredith Nagel, and Joan Lindberg 2013. Delta Smelt Captive Refuge Population Update 2013. IEP Newsletter .26 (4): 23-28. <http://www.water.ca.gov/iep/newsletters/2012/IEP_Vol26_4_2014.pdf>

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