Ezequiel Nicolazzi, Ph.D.

Chief Operation Officer

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Ezequiel serves CDCB as Chief Operation Officer. He earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology at UCSC (Piacenza, Italy). After that, he worked with various dairy and genetic research organizations in Italy: the Italian Holstein Association (ANAFI), the Italian Consortium for Research and Experimentation in Animal Breeding, and PTP Science Park. At PTP he managed the bioinformatics team and managed national and international research projects. With his lead at CDCB, the technical team has implemented several ground-breaking changes to genetic and genomic methodology, including implementation of genomic evaluations for crossbred animals and new traits such as disease resistance and gestation length.

Projects & Publications

What’s New? December 2022 CDCB Genetic Evaluations

In addition to the Brown Swiss health traits, CDCB implemented three other changes in the August 9, 2022, triannual evaluations.

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What’s New in April’s Genetic Evaluations

Three times a year, genetic evaluations are calculated for all the dairy animals in the U.S. database.

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April 2022: Changes to Evaluation System

Three times a year, genetic evaluations are calculated for all the dairy animals in the U.S. database.

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Invited review: The future of selection decisions and breeding programs: What are we breeding for, and who decides?

Journal of Dairy Science, 2021

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Multibreed genomic evaluation for production traits of dairy cattle in the United States using single-step genomic best linear unbiased predictor

Journal of Dairy Science, 2021

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An alternative interpretation of residual feed intake by phenotypic recursive relationships in dairy cattle

Journal of Dairy Science, 2021

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Single-step genomic predictions for yield traits in US Holsteins with unknown parent groups and phenotype-pedigree truncation

American Dairy Science Association, 2021

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Genomic predictions for yield traits in US Holsteins with unknown parent groups

Journal of Dairy Science, 2020

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Symposium review: Development, implementation, and perspectives of health evaluations in the United States

Journal of Dairy Science, 2020

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Enhancements to U.S. genetic and genomic evaluations in 2018 and 2019

Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2020

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Extending genomic evaluation to crossbred dairy cattle – US implementation

Interbull Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2019

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Genomic predictions for crossbred dairy cattle

Journal of Dairy Science, 2019

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EDITORIAL - AdaptMap: exploring goat diversity and adaptation

Genetics Selection Evolution, 2018

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Functional SNP panel for parentage assessment and assignment in worldwide goat breeds

Genetics Selection Evolution, 2018

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Zanardi: an open-source pipeline for multiple-species genomic analysis of SNP array data

Animal Genetics, 2016

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SNPConvert: SNP array standardization and integration in livestock species

Microarrays, 2016

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Review: software solutions for the livestock genomics SNP array revolution

Animal Genetics, 2015

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SNPchiMp v.3: integrating and standardizing single nucleotide polymorphism data for livestock species

BMC genomics, 2015

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Relative extended haplotype homozygosity signals across breeds reveal dairy and beef specific signatures of selection

Genetics Selection Evolution, 2015

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