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.
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
2005 - Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology Engineering, Costa Rica’s Institute of Technology, Cartago Costa Rica
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: http://dx.doi.org/10.15517/am.v26i2.19275