About Us

Welcome to the Brooks Equine Genetics Lab! We have been a part of Cornell University’s Department of Animal Science since August 2008. The focus of our research is to understand the genetic basis for diseases, disorders, and physiological variations in the horse, providing owners and breeders an additional tool for improved horse health and management. Our lab consists of our principal investigator, Dr. Samantha Brooks, and several undergraduate and graduate students. Please be sure to visit our Research page to find out more about our current studies and to learn how you can become involved in research.