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Department of Animal and Poultry Science
College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran
465 Pakdasht, Iran.

Tel/Fax: +98 21 36040907

Email: r.abdollahi at ut.ac.ir

Weblog: www.geneticz.blogfa.com

B.Sc: Animal Science, 2002-2006, University of Shahid Chamran, Ahvaz, Iran.

M.Sc: Animal Breeding and Genetics, 2006-2008, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran.

PhD:Animal Breeding and Genetics, 2009-2014, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.

Visiting scholar: University of Wisconsin-Madison, from Sep 12, 2012 to May 21, 2013.

Post-Doctoral fellow: University of Wisconsin-Madison, from February 2014 to August 15, 2014.

Undergraduate Courses:

Statistics and Probability

Mathematics

Introduction to Computer

Principles of Animal Husbandry

Graduate Courses:

Selection Index

Linear Models

Quantitative Genetics

Mathematical Statistics

Animal breeding softwares

I am a quantitative geneticist interested in statistical analysis of complex traits using parametric and non-parametric methods.  The core line of my research is focusing on statistical methods for prediction of complex traits using whole-genome molecular markers. I am particularly interested in dissection of genetic architecture of quantitative traits using omics data.

  1. Journals:

    1. Roudbar, M.A., Mohammadabadi, M., Mehrgardi, A.A. and Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R. (2017). Estimates of variance components due to parent-of-origin effects for body weight in Iran-Black sheep. Small Ruminant Research.
    2. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Morota, B.D. Valente, A. Kranis, G.J.M. Rosa and D. Gianola. (2015). Differential contribution of genomic regions to the marked genetic variation and prediction of quantitative traits in broiler chickens. Genetics, Selection and Evolution, (in Press).
    3. Mohammadi, K., Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Amraei, F., Rashidi, A., & Mohamadi, E. M. (2015). Genetic parameter estimates for growth and reproductive traits in Lori sheep. Small Ruminant Research.
    4. Bagheri, M., M. Moradi-Sharhrbabak, R. Miraie-Ashtiani, M. Safdari-Shahroudi and R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi (2015). "Case–control approach application for finding a relationship between candidate genes and clinical mastitis in Holstein dairy cattle." Journal of applied genetics: 1-6.
    5. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Morota, B.D. Valente, A. Kranis, G.J.M. Rosa and D. Gianola. (2015). Assessment of bagging GBLUP in improvement of genomic prediction accuracy using chicken genomic data. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, (doi: 10.1111/jbg.12131).
    6. Mohammadi, K., and R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi (2015). "Genetic, Phenotypic and Environmental Trends for Growth and Reproductive Traits in Zandi Sheep." Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research 3(2): 311-320.
    7. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, , A. Pakdel, A. Nejati-Javaremi, M. Moradi-Shahrbabak and Ghafouri-Kesbi, F. (2014) The relationship between the genetic architecture of quantitative traits and long-term genetic response. Journal of Applied Genetics 1-9.
    8. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Pakdel, A. Nejati-Javaremi, M. Moradi-Shahrbabak, G. Morota, B.D. Valente, A. Kranis, G.J.M. Rosa and D. Gianola. (2014) Dissection of additive genetic variability for quantitative traits in chickens using snp markers. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, DOI: 10.1111/jbg.12079.
    9. Mohammadi, K., M.T. Beigi Nassiri, E. Rahmatnejad, R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, S.M.R. Hossaini and S. Hagh Nadar. (2014) Genetic Correlations between Growth and Reproductive Traits in Zandi Sheep. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 1-5.
    10. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Nejati-Javaremi, A. Pakdel, M. Moradi-Shahrbabak, G. Morota, B.D. Valente, A. Kranis, G.J.M. Rosa and D. Gianola. (2014) Effect of allele frequency, effect sizes and number of markers on prediction of quantitative traits in chickens. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 131: 123–133. doi: 10.1111/jbg.12075
    11. Morota, G., R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, A. Kranis and D. Gianola. (2014) Genome-enabled prediction of quantitative traits in chickens using genomic annotation. BMC Genomics, 15: 109.
    12. Jalil-Sarghale A, M. Kholghi, M. Moradi-Shahrebabak, H. Moradi-Shahrebabak, R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi (2014) Model comparisons and genetic parameter estimates of growth traits in Baluchi sheep. Slovak Journal of Animal Science 47:12-18.
    13. Mokhtari M.S., Shahrbabak M.M., Esmailizadeh A.K., Abdollahi-Arpanahi R., Gutierrez J.P. (2013) Genetic diversity in Kermani sheep assessed from pedigree analysis. Small Ruminant Research 114, 202-5.
    14. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Peñagaricano, H., Aliloo, H. Ghiasi. 2013. Poisson, Probit and Linear models for genetic analysis of number of inseminations to conception and success to first insemination in Holstein cows of Iran. Livestock science, 153: 20-26
    15. Ghorbani, S., Tahmoorespur, M., Maghsoudi, A., Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R. (2012). Estimates of (co)variance components for production and reproduction traits with different models in Fars native fowls. Livestock Science, 151: 115-123
    16. Abbasi, M. A., R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, A. Maghsoudi, R. Vaez Torshizi, A. Nejati-Javaremi. (2011) Evaluation of models for estimation of genetic parameters and maternal effects for early growth traits of Iranian Baluchi sheep, Small ruminants research, 104: 62-69.
    17. Ghafouri-Kesbi, F., A. Abbasi, F. Afraz, M. Babaei, H. Baneh, R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi. (2011) Genetic analysis of growth rate and Kleiber ratio in Zandi sheep. Tropical Animal Health production. DOI 10.1007/s11250-011-9816-2
    18. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Pakdel, A. Nejati-Javaremi, M. Moradi-Shahrbabak. 2013. Comparison of genomic evaluation methods in complex traits with different genetic architecture. Journal of Animal Production, (In Persian, abstract in English).
    19. Abdollahi-Arpanahi,R., A. Abbasi. 2010. Comparison of linear-linear vs. linear- threshold models for estimation of genetic and environmental parameters using simulated data. Iranian Journal of Modern Genetics. 4(4): 45-52. (In Persian, abstract in English)
    20. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., A. Abbasi. 2010. Comparison of linear-linear vs. linear- threshold models for prediction of breeding values using simulated data. Animal Sciences Journal (Pajouhesh & Sazandegi). 4(4): 36-42. (In Persian, abstract in English)
    21. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., A. Abbasi. 2010. Statistical analysis of repeated measurements with modeling (co)variance structure. Iranian Journal of Pajouhesh and Sazandagi. Animal Sciences Journal (Pajouhesh & Sazandegi) No 89 pp:50-59. (In Persian, abstract in English)
    22. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Moradi Shahrbabak, M.B. Zandi, M. Razmkabir. 2011. Comparison of six statistical software packages in animal breedingIranian Journal of Animal Science. 43(3): 393-400. (In Persian, abstract in English)
    23. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Pakdel, M.B. Zandi. 2011. Review: From infinitesimal model to Genomic Selection. Iranian Journal of Modern Genetics, 29(2): 105-114. (In Persian, abstract in English).
    24. Moradi, M., Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Hemati, B.,  Lavaf, A. (2017) Comparison of parametric and resampling methods in genetic evaluation of quantitative traits with  different genetic structure. Journal of Animal Production, (In Persian, Abstract in English).

      Conferences:

      1. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., G. Morota, D. Gianola. 2014. Contribution of genomic regions to marked additive and dominance genetic variation in broiler chickens. 6th Iranian Congress on Animal Science, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran.
      2. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., Aliloo, H. Ghiasi. 2012. Assessment of Poisson, Logit and linear models for genetic analysis of number of inseminations to conception and success at first insemination in Holstein cows of Iran. 5th Iranian Congress on Animal Science. Isfahan University of Technology. (In Persian, Abstract in English)
      3. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., H. Aliloo, H. Ghiasi. 2012. Estimation of genetic parameters for number of insemination per conception in Iranian Holestein Cows using random regression and multiple traits models. 5th Iranian Congress on Animal Science. Isfahan University of Technology. (In Persian, Abstract in English).
      4. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R. 2010. Comparison of linear vs. threshold models for estimation of genetic and environmental parameters using simulated data. 4th Iranian Congress on Animal Science. University college of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 20-21 September Karaj, Iran (In Persian, Abstract in English)
      5. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, R., A. Abbasi. 2010. Comparison of linear-linear vs. linear- threshold models for genetic evaluation of dairy cattle using simulated data. 2th Congress of Holestion Association of Iran, 25-26 May, Karaj, Iran (In Persian)
      6. Hafezalideljo Isaloo, H.A., M.P Esksndsri Nasab, R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi. 2011. Comparison of Linear and Threshold Models for genetic analysis of number of service per conception  and Non-return rat 90 day in Holstein Cattle of Zanjan Province. 2th Congress of Holestion Association of Iran. Animal Science and Research institute, 19-20 September, Karaj, Iran (In Persian, Abstract in English)
      7. Hasanpor, K., M. Zarei, M. Suri, R. Abdollahi-Arpanahi, M.M. Moeini. 2010. Effect of supplementary feeding on reproductive efficiency of Sanjabi ewes. 4th  Iranian Congress on Animal Science. University college of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 20-21 September Karaj, Iran (In Persian, Abstract in English)

June 2014- present: Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran

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July 2015- September 2015: Visiting Scientist, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, USA

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October 2013- May 2014:  Research Assistant, Animal Science and Research Institute, Karaj, Iran

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February 2013- August 2014: Post-Doc, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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September 2012- May 2013: Visiting student, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Department of Animal and Poultry Science
College of Aburaihan, University of Tehran
465 Pakdasht,  33916-53775

Iran

Email: Rostam7474 at gmail.com

Aletrnative Email: r.abdollahi at ut.ac.ir

Tel/Fax: +98 21 3604 0907

MSc Students:

Advisor: 

Maryam Bazrafshan. 2015. Comparison of parametric and nonparametric methods in evaluation of quantitative traits with non-additive genetic architecture, University of Tehran

Mohsen Ghavidel. 2015. Study of Effective Factors on Survival and Estimation of Variance Components in Kordi sheep Breeds. University of Tehran