Jared Decker, PhD

Associate Professor

Animal Sciences Research Center

Wurdack Chair in Animal Genetics

Animal Sciences

Contact Information

Email deckerje@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-2504
Address S134A Animal Science Research Center
Websites A Steak in Genomics™
Decker Computational Genomics


  • PhD in Genetics, PhD Minor in Statistics, University of Missouri
  • BS in Animal Science, Minor in Biology, New Mexico State University

Research Summary

The Decker Computational Genomics Group combines population genomics and quantitative genomics. Using population genomics, we better understand the history of domestication, breed formation and selection in cattle. Using quantitative genomics, we create new genetic and genomic predictions (DNA tests) to help farmers and ranchers select more profitable and sustainable beef herds. See our website for more details.

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