Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Angela Canovas

Angela Canovas Angela Canovas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Sponsor: Juan F. Medrano
Start Date: Jan 31, 2012
End Date: Jan 31, 2014

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: 530-219-4625
Email: acanovas@ucdavis.edu


Ph.D., Animal Genetics, University of Lleida / IRTA (Research & Technology food & Agriculture), Lleida, Spain, 2011
M.S., Animal Breding and Biotechnology of Reproduction, University Polytechnic of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 2008
B.S., Agriculture Engineering, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain, 2006


Annotation and Analysis of the bovine milk somatic cell transcriptome using Next-Generation Sequencing, Gene Networks and Biological Systems.

Currently, I am investigating the effects of genotype on global gene expression in the bovine milk cell transcriptome at different stages of lactation. I utilize high-throughput transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) to annotate the milk transcriptome, analyze the structure of expressed loci, identify sequence variation, quantify allelic gene expression and determine the contributions of cis- and trans-regulatory changes underlying expression. The rationale for this approach is that RNA-Seq technologies record all the transcripts detected in a tissue and allow construction of gene networks and visualization of the key regulatory genes within pathways. Using bioinformatics tools I will develop comprehensive lists of target genes that will be integrated into metabolic pathways to examine regulatory gene networks associated with the fatty acid composition, triacylglycerol composition, citrate level, immunity and milk composition.

Curriculum Vita