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Mika Asai-Coakwell Assistant Professor

Address
6D26 - 51 Campus Drive

Department

Animal and Poultry Science

Areas of specialization

  • Bovine Molecular Genetics
  • Genetics of Development and Disease in Livestock species
  • Ocular Genetics in Livestock and Companion animals
  • Genomics

Education

BSc (UofS, Saskatchewan)
MSc (UofS, Saskatchewan)
PhD (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
PDF (UofA, Edmonton)

Selected Recent Publications

Asai-Coakwell M, March L, Dai XH, Duval M, Lopez I, French CR, Famulski J, De Baere E, Francis PJ, Sundaresan P, Sauve Y, Koenekoop RK, Berry FB, Allison WT, Waskiewicz AJ, Lehmann OJ. 2013. Contribution of growth differentiation factor 6-dependent cell survival to early-onset retinal dystrophies. Human Molecular Genetics 22:1432-1442.

Asai-Coakwell M, French CR, Ye M, Garcha K, Bigot K, Perera AG, Staehling-Hampton K, Mema SC, Chanda B, Mushegian A, Bamforth S, Doschak MR, Li G, Dobbs MB, Giampietro PF, Brooks BP, Vijayalakshmi P, Sauvé Y, Abitbol M, Sundaresan P, Heyningen VV, Pourquié O, Underhill TM, Waskiewicz AJ, Lehmann OJ. 2009. Incomplete penetrance and phenotypic variability characterize Gdf6-attributable oculo-skeletal phenotypes. Human Molecular Genetics 18:1110-1121.

Asai-Coakwell M, French CR, Berry KM, Ye M, Koss R, Somerville M, Mueller R, van Heyningen V, Waskiewicz and Lehmann OJ. 2007. GDF6, a novel locus for a spectrum of ocular developmental anomalies. Am J Hum Genet 80: 306-315.

Asai M., Berryere TG, and Schmutz, SM. 2004. The scurs locus in cattle maps to bovine chromosome 19. Anim Genet 35: 34-39.