Womack, James individual record
Distinguished Professor

Comparative mammalian genomics with emphasis on bovids and laboratory animals. Study of evolution of gene families and genomic variation underlying disease resistance. Investigation of genetic mechanisms in innate immunity with focus on livestock, select agents, and agricultural biosecurity.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles414
  • Womack, J. (2019). Mapping Genes Is Good for You.. Annu Rev Anim Biosci. 7(1), 1-16.
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  • Lee, M. O., Dobson, L., Davis, B. W., Skow, L., Derr, J., & Womack, J. E. (2018). Genomic Structure and Tissue Expression of the NK-Lysin Gene Family in Bison.. J Hered. 109(5), 598-603.
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  • Lee, M. O., Romanov, M. N., Plemyashov, K. V., Dementieva, N. V., Mitrofanova, O. V., Barkova, O. Y., & Womack, J. E. (2017). Haplotype structure and copy number polymorphism of the beta-defensin 7 genes in diverse chicken breeds.. Anim Genet. 48(4), 490-492.
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  • Kiser, J. N., Lawrence, T. E., Neupane, M., Seabury, C. M., Taylor, J. F., Womack, J. E., & Neibergs, H. L. (2017). Rapid Communication: Subclinical bovine respiratory disease - loci and pathogens associated with lung lesions in feedlot cattle.. J Anim Sci. 95(6), 2726-2731.
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  • Chen, J., Lee, M. O., & Womack, J. E. (2017). Genetic variation and gene conversions within the bovine NK-lysin gene family.. Anim Genet. 48(2), 225-227.
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  • Womack, J. E. (2012). Bovine Genomics. Wiley.
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  • Womack, J. E. (2012). Cartography of the Bovine Genome. Bovine Genomics. 51-62. Wiley.
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  • Serov, O. L., Chowdhary, B. P., Womack, J. E., & Graves, J. (2004). Comparative gene mapping, chromosome painting and the reconstruction of the ancestral mammalian karyotype. Mammalian Genomics. 349-392.
Conference Papers11
  • Van Eenennaam, A., Neibergs, H., Seabury, C., Taylor, J., Wang, Z., Scraggs, E., ... Womack, J. E. (2014). Results of the BRD CAP project: progress toward identifying genetic markers associated with BRD susceptibility.. Anim Health Res Rev. 15(2), 157-160.
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  • Womack, J. E., Jang, H., & Lee, M. O. (2012). Genomics of complex traits.. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1271(1), 33-36.
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  • Rodrigues Filho, E. A., Stafuzza, N. B., Caetano, A. R., Gill, C. A., Riggs, P. K., Womack, J. E., & Amaral, M. (2008). Mapping MHC genes in river buffalo.. Dev Biol (Basel). 132, 343-346.
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  • Stafuzza, N. B., Kata, S., Womack, J. E., & Amaral, M. (2008). Mapping the BDA20 gene to BTAX.. Dev Biol (Basel). 132, 359-361.
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  • Schwerin, M., Czernek-Schfer, D., Goldammer, T., Kata, S. R., Womack, J. E., Pareek, R., ... Brunner, R. M. (2003). Application of disease-associated differentially expressed genes – Mining for functional candidate genes for mastitis resistance in cattle. Genet Sel Evol. 35 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), S19-S34.
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Texas A&M University; Vet Med Pathobiology; 4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467