Dr. E. Gus Cothran is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Following a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, he worked at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab and the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio before joining the Veterinary Science Dept. faculty at the University of Kentucky. There, in addition to basic research into problems in genetics of the horse, he was Director of the Equine Parentage Testing and Research Lab. He moved to Texas A&M in 2006 where he also runs a DNA service testing program for horses, donkeys, cattle and cats and occasionally other species in addition to his research and teaching activities. He teaches Genetics in the BIMS program and an introductory seminar in the Professional Program in Biotechnology. His research focus is on the horse with two different areas of concentration. The first is primarily a population genetic approach with an emphasis toward genetic conservation of rare and endangered domestic horse breeds or the management of feral horse populations. This work also involves the evolution of the horse since domestication. The second area is the use of genomic methods to study particular traits of horses. This work includes studies of genetic diseases and phenotypic characteristics such a coat color and texture and gait. Congratulations to Dr. Cothran for his work, study and participation in Mutations in DMRT3.