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James Derr



Phone: (979) 862-4775

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Veterinary Students interested in Conservation Medicine and Genetics.


  • Ph.D. Genetics, Texas A&M University 1990
  • M.S. Zoology, Sul Ross State University 1982
  • B.S. Biology, Cameron University 1980


  • Chemical Immobilization Course - South Africa

Scholarly Interests

Molecular genetics of mammals including; characterization of genetic traits and disease, population and conservation genetics, and the evolution of genes and genomes at the nucleotide level in domestic and wild populations.


Mitochondrial Haplotype Diversity in Yellowstone National Park Bison.
Forgacs, D, R.L. Wallen and J.N. Derr
PLoS ONE. 2017
Closed or Open Bison Herds, Recommendations From a Geneticist.
J.N. Derr
Cultivable Bacterial Microbiota of Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus): A New Reservoir of Antimicrobial Resistance?
Su, H., J. McKelvey, D. Rollins, M. Zhang, D. J. Brightsmith, J. Derr, and S. Zhang.
PLoS. 2014 9:e99826.
Genetic variation and differentiation of bison (Bison bison) subspecies and cattle (Bos taurus) breeds and subspecies.
Cronin, M.A., M.D. MacNeil, N. Vu, V. Leesburg, H.D. Blackburn, and J.N. Derr.
Genetic Analysis of the Henry Mountains Bison Herd
D.H. Ranglack, L.K. Dobson, J.T. du Toit and J. Derr
Mitochondrial Haplotype Diversity in Zambian Lions: Bridging a Gap in the Biogeography of an Iconic Species
C.J. Curry, P.A. White, J.N. Derr
A Ten Year Reassessment of the Conservation Genetic Status of the Texas State Bison Herd
L.K. Dobson, N.D. Halbert, D. Beard, and J.N. Derr

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