Breno Fragomeni

Assistant Professor

After receiving his PhD in 2015, Dr. Fragomeni completed two and a half years of postdoctoral training at the University of Georgia, under the mentorship of Dr. Ignacy Misztal. In 2018, Dr. Fragomeni joined the University of Connecticut as an Assistant Professor in the department of Animal Science.


Classes Taught

SAAS 121 Animal Breeding and Genetics
ANSC 3121 Principles of Animal Genetics

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Research Interests

  • Using genomic information in predicting animals’ performance and implementing this information for optimum selection and breeding decisions
  • Using genomic selection to improve novel and complex traits such as disease resistance, environmental robustness, survival, among others and dissecting the underlying genetics of such traits
  • Methods for genetic and genomic evaluation in livestock animals
  • Use of genetic and genomic tools to mitigate environmental impact in livestock
  • Genotype by environment interaction
  • Genomic evaluation of service dogs
  • Selection for novel traits, such as disease resistance, heat stress robustness, resilience
  • Animal breeding and sustainability
  • Use of high throughput data in genomic evaluation

Hobbies/ Non-Academic Interests

  • Sports: Weightlifting, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, volleyball, soccer.
  • Cooking: Churrasco (Brazilian style barbecue), pasta, baking.
  • Homebrewing
Breno Fragomeni
Contact Information
Office LocationGeorge White Bldg., Room 205 | Lab: Room 215