Goat farming in Pakistan depends on indigenous breeds that have adapted to specific agro‐ecological conditions. Pakistan has a rich resource of goat breeds, and the genetic diversity of these goat breeds is largely unknown. In this study, genetic...
Dr. Joram Mwacharo has significant experience in genome diversity and the functional genomics of animal genetic resources, in particular assessing genome diversity to reveal the evolutionary history and phylogeographic structure of domestic animals. He has also undertaken research to understand the phylogeographic and genetic structure of parasites and pathogens, and how these structures relate to the epidemiology of infectious diseases in wild and domestic animals.
Currently, Dr. Mwacharo’s research is focused on using next generation sequencing technologies to explore and dissect the genetic architecture of complex and simple Mendelian inherited traits with a view to discovering novel candidate genes and genetic variants to provide insights on the evolutionary mechanisms of adaptive evolution.