As a member of the Horse Genome Community, a supporter and collaboror in the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) initiative, and as a member of the NRSP8 USDA multi-state Animal Genome working group, Dr. Mienaltowski works with several researchers to improve the equine genome for all looking to use the tool in their research.
Ongoing projects include:
- Improving annotation of equine retina genes
- Improving annotation of equine tendon-associated genes
- Resolving the effects of genetic mutations on the physiology/pathophysiology of affected organ systems
- Developing biobanks of tissues and culturable cells for downstream genomics experiments