The Deer Genome Project

Evan London – MS student

The aim of the project is further the investigation into the underlying genetics of chronic wasting disease by creating a de novo genome assembly of the white-tailed deer genome using single molecule real time sequencing.



Genetic Resistance to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer.

Jacob E. Wessels – MS student


Source: Illinois Department of Natural resources.

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018.

Read the whole story about EHD outbreak in Illinois at the Illinois DNR website here.


More project updates coming soon!