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Juan Cordero-Solorzano

PhD student at the department of Animal Breeding and Genetics


I’m a PhD student within the EGS-ABG program with SLU as a main institution and Wageningen University as second institution. My project aims to associate genetic variants to antibody levels in colostrum in dairy cattle and its effects on health by combining serological diagnostics with genetic analyses. In a later stage of the project we will evaluate the potential of genomic selection for antibody levels in colostrum and antibody absorption from the calf.


2015 onwards - Doctoral student in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Joint Program SLU, Sweden and Wageningen University, the Netherlands

2013 - Master of Science in Biology with emphasis in Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Costa Rica, San José Costa Rica

2012 - Internship, Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands

2005 - Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering, Costa Rica’s Institute of Technology, Cartago Costa Rica

Selected publications

Cordero-Solórzano, J., Parmentier, H.K., Arts, J.A.J., van der Poel, J., de Koning, D.J. & Bovenhuis, H. 2019. Genome-wide association study identifies loci influencing natural antibody titers in milk of Dutch Holstein-Friesian cattle. J. Dairy Sci. 102:11092–11103 DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-16627

Cordero-Solórzano, J., Vargas-Leitón, B., León-Rodríguez, B., Chacón-González, I. & Martínez-Pichardo, M. 2015. Genetic diversity of cattle in eight regions in Costa Rica. Agron. Mesoam. 26:191-202. DOI: 10.15517/am.v26i2.19275


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