Athrey, Giridhar individual record
Assistant Professor

The main focus of our lab is to address fundamental questions relevant to evolution, genetics, and conservation of both domesticated and wild bird species. Research projects in our lab utilize field and experimental studies coupled with genomic and computational tools to illuminate the genetic basis of quantitative traits, functional aspects of communicable and vector-borne diseases, innate immunity and population genetics of avian and non-avian taxa. The broader implications of our research include the generation of knowledge and innovative tools for improving animal, human and environmental health.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles37
  • Athrey, G. (2020). Chapter 18 Poultry genetics and breeding. Animal Agriculture. (pp. 317-330). Elsevier.
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  • Leberg, P. L., Athrey, G., Barr, K. R., Lindsay, D. L., & Lance, R. F. (2010). Implications of landscape alteration for the conservation of genetic diversity of endangered species. Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management. (pp. 212-238). Cambridge University Press.
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Conference Papers5
chaired theses and dissertations
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Poultry Science; 2472 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2475