Shogo Tsuruta Associate Research Scientist Animal & Dairy Science

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Portrait of Shogo Tsuruta

Biography

Education

Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (B.S.)
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (M.S.)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D.)

Research Interests

Quantitative genetics in animals (animal breeding and genetic) analyzing phenotypic data, pedigree information, and/or genomic information to select animals such as dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, poultry, fish, and bees for improvement of production, reproduction, and health.

Background (experiences)

Dairy cattle breeding, lactation physiology, computer programming, applied statistics (biostatistics), population genetics, quantitative genetics (animal breeding and genetics).

Data analyses: dairy cattle, beef cattle, pigs, chickens, fish, bees, horses, and dogs.

Selected Recent Publications

Forneris, N. S., A. Legarra, Z. G. Vitezica, S. Tsuruta, I. Aguilar, I. Misztal, and R. J. C. Cantet. 2015. Quality Control of genotypes using heritability estimates of gene content at the marker. Genetics. 199: 675-681.

Lukaszewicz, M., R. A. Davis, J. K. Bertrand, I. Misztal, and S. Tsuruta. 2015. Correlations between purebred and crossbred body weight traits in Limousin and Limousin-Angus populations. J. Anim. Sci. 93: 1490-1493.

Fragomeni, B. O., D. A. L. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, Y. Masuda, I. Aguilar, A. Legarra, T. J. Lawlor, and I. Misztal. 2015. Use of genomic recursions in single-step genomic BLUP with a large number of genotypes. J. Dairy Sci. 98: 4090-4094.

Tsuruta, S., D. A. L. Lourenco, I. Misztal, and T. J. Lawlor. 2015. Genotype by environment interactions on culling rates and 305-d milk yield of Holstein cows in three US regions. J. Dairy Sci. 98: 5796-5805.

Fragomeni, B. O., D. A. L. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, Y. Masuda, I. Aguilar, and I. Misztal. 2015. Use of Genomic Recursions and Algorithm for Proven and Young Animals for Single-Step Genomic BLUP Analyses – a simulation study. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 132: 340-345.

Lourenco, D. A. L., S. Tsuruta, B. O. Fragomeni, Y. Masuda, I. Aguilar, A. Legarra, J. K. Bertrand, D. Moser, and I. Misztal. 2015. Genomic evaluation using single-step genomic best linear unbiased predictor in American Angus. J. Anim. Sci. 93:2653-2662.

Lourenco, D. A. L., I. Misztal, B. O. Fragomeni, S. Tsuruta, I. Aguilar, B. Zumbach, R. J. Hawken, and A. Legarra. 2015. Accuracies of estimated breeding values with genomic information on males, females, or both: an example on broiler chicken. Genet. Sel. Evol. 47:56.

Masuda, Y., I. Aguilar, S. Tsuruta, and I. Misztal. 2015. Technical note: Acceleration of sparse operations for average-information REML analyses with supernodal methods and sparse-storage refinements J. Anim. Sci. 93: 4670-4674.

Masuda, Y., I. Misztal, S. Tsuruta, A. Legarra, I. Aguilar, D. A. L. Lourenco, B. O. Fragomeni, and T. J. Lawlor. 2016. Implementation of genomic recursions in single-step genomic BLUP for US Holsteins with a large number of genotyped animals. J. Dairy. Sci. 99: 1968-1974.

Lourenco, D. A. L., I. Misztal, B. O. Fragomeni, S. Tsuruta, I. Aguilar, B. Zumbach, R. J. Hawken, and A. Legarra. 2016. Crossbred evaluations in single-step genomic BLUP using adjusted realized relationship matrices. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 909-919.

Engblom, L., J. A. Calderón Díaz, M. Nikkilä, K. Gray, P. Harms, J. Fix, S. Tsuruta, J. Mabry, and K. Stalder. 2016. Genetic analysis of sow longevity and sow lifetime reproductive traits using censored data. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 133: 138-144.

Fragomeni, B. 2016. Modeling response to heat stress in pigs from nucleus and commercial farms in different locations in the United States. J. Anim. Sci. 94: 4789-4798

Andonov, S., D. Lourenco, B. Fragomeni, Y. Masuda, I. Pocrnic, S. Tsuruta, and I. Misztal. 2017. Accuracy of breeding values in small genotyped populations using different sources of external information — A simulation study. J. Dairy. Sci. 100: 395-401.

Fragomeni, B. O., D. A. L. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, K. Gray, Y. Huang, and I. Misztal. 2016. Using single-step genomic BLUP to enhance the mitigation of seasonal losses due to heat stress in pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 94: doi:10.2527/jas.2016-0820.

van der Heide, E. M. M., D. A. L. Lourenco, C. Y. Chen, W. O. Herring, R. L. Sapp, D. W. Moser, S. Tsuruta, Y. Masuda, B. J. Ducro, and I. Misztal. 2016. Sexual dimorphism in livestock species selected for economically important traits. J. Animal Sci. 94: 3684-3692.

Tsuruta, S., D. A. L. Lourenco, I. Misztal, and T. J. Lawlor. 2017. Genomic analysis of cow mortality and milk production using a threshold-linear model. J. Dairy Sci. 100: 7295–7305.

Zhang, X., S. Tsuruta, S. Andonove, D. Lourenco, R. Sapp, C. Wang, and I. Misztal. 2017. Relationships among mortality, performance, and disorder traits in broiler chickens: a genetic and genomic approach. Poultry Science (accepted).

Masuda, Y., I. Misztal, A. Legarra, S. Tsuruta, D. A. L. Lourenco, B. Fragomeni, and I. Aguilar. 2017. Technical note: Avoiding the direct inversion of the numerator relationship matrix for genotyped animals in single-step genomic BLUP solved with preconditioned conjugate gradient. J. Anim. Sci. 95: 1: 49-52.

Oliveira, D. P., F. R. Araújo Neto, R. R. Aspilcueta-Borquis, D. J. d. A. Santos, L. G. Albuquerque, G. M. F. d Camargo, D. A. L. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, I. Misztal, H. Tonhati. 2017. Reaction norm for yearling weight by single-step methodology in beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. (accepted).

Lourenco, D. A. L., I. R. Menezes, B. O. Fragomeni, H. L. Bradford, J. B. S. Ferraz, I. Aguilar, S. Tsuruta, and I. Misztal. 2017. Implications of SNP selection in single-step genomic BLUP for genetic prediction and GWAS. J. Anim. Sci. (accepted).

Maiorano, A, D. Lourenco, S. Tsuruta, A. Toro, N. Stafuzza, Y. Masuda, A. Filho, J. Cyrillo, R. Curi, and J. Silva. 2018. Assessing genetic architecture and signatures of selection of dual purpose Gir cattle populations using genomic information. PLOS ONE (accepted).

Silva, R. M. O., J. Evenhuis, R. Vallejo, S. Tsuruta, G. Wiens, K. Martin., J. Parsons, Y. Palti, D. A. L. Lourenco, and T. Leeds. 2018. Variance and covariance estimates for resistance to bacterial cold water disease and columnaris disease in two rainbow trout breeding populations. J. Anim. Sci. (accepted).

Oliveira, H., D. Lourenco, Y. Masuda, I. Misztal, S. Tsuruta, J. Jamrozik, B. L. F. Fabyano, and F. Schenkel. 2018. Application of single-step genomic evaluation using multiple-trait random regression test-day models in dairy cattle J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).

Garcia, A. L. S., B. Bosworth, G. Waldbieser, I. Misztal, S. Tsuruta, and D. A. L. Lourenco. 2018. Genomic evaluation for harvest weight and residual carcass weight in channel catfish using single-step genomic BLUP. Genet. Sel. Evol. (accepted).

Guarini, A. R., D. A. L. Lourenco, L. F. Brito, M. Sargolzaei, C. Baes, F. Miglior, S. Tsuruta, I. Misztal, and F. S. Schenkel. 2018. Use of a single-step approach for integrating MACE information into genomic evaluation of workability traits in Canadian Holstein cattle. J. Dairy Sci. (accepted).