Past Faculty - Solomon K. Musani, Ph.D.

Solomon K. Musani, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg, 327K
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
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Solomon K. Musani received his BS and MS in Animal Production from Egerton University, Kenya. His MS research work dwelt on genetic trends in a commercial dairy herd (Musani and Mayer 1997; Mayer and Musani 2002). After five years as an assistant lecturer in Quantitative Genetics at the same University, he proceeded to University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada for his PhD in Quantitative Genetics. Solomon’s doctoral work focused on combining breed and family information to detect QTL in crosses of outbred populations. The thrust of the research question was premised on the widely accepted recognition of two distinct but complimentary approaches to QTL detection namely inbred line cross approach and outbred or segregating population approach. His doctoral research work showed that crosses of outbred populations provided an opportunity for combining the two approaches, as manifested by an increased power of QTL detection (Musani and Jansen 2003). Dr. Musani joined the Section on Statistical Genetics, department of Biostatistics UAB, as a post doctoral scholar in October 2003 to work in linkage analysis.

Years: 2003-2005
Mentor(s): David B Allison PhD & Hemant K Tiwari PhD
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical Center