Ernie Bailey, Ph.D

Professional Profile

Professional Service

Editorial Board: BMC Genetics (July 2005-present)

Associate Editor, Journal of Heredity (2004-present)

Editorial Board Member, Animal Biotechnology (1989-present).

Editorial Board Member, Animal Genetics (1988-2010).

International Society of Animal Genetics: President (2010-2014)

Coordinator for the International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop (USDA-NRSP8) (1995-present).


Graduate Student Committees: 56 from 1982-2010, 12 as major advisor

Instructor for Discovery 130 (3 units): Hoofbeats means Horses in the Bluegrass (Fall course for first year students)

Selected Research Publications

Holl H., Brooks S & Bailey E. (2010) De novo mutation of KIT discovered as a result of non-hereditary white coat color pattern. Animal Genetics (in press)

Binns M., Boehler D., Bailey E., Lear T., Cardwell J., Lambert D. (2010) Inbreeding in the Thoroughbred horse. Animal Genetics (in press).

Tseng CT, D. Miller D, Cassano J, Bailey E and Antczak DF (2010) Molecular Identification of Equine Major Histocompatibility Complex Haplotypes using Polymorphic Microsatellites. Animal Genetics (in press)

Cook D, Gallagher PC and Bailey E (2010) Genetics of Swayback in American Saddlebred Horses. Animal Genetics (in press)

Brooks SA & Bailey E (2010) RT-qPCR Comparison of Mast Cell Populations in Whole Blood from Healthy Horses and those with Laminitis. Animal Genetics (in press)

Bellone RB, Forsyth G., Leeb T, Archer S, Sigurdsson S, Mauceli E., Enquensteiner M., Bailey E., Sandmeyer L, Grahn, B (2010) Fine mapping and mutation analysis of TRPM1, a candidate gene for Leopard Complex (LP) spotting and congential stationary Night Blindness (CNSB) in horses. and Fine Mapping the Leopard Complex (LP) Spotting Gene and Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB) in Horses. Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics Advance Access published on March 29, 2010; doi: doi:10.1093/bfgp/elq002

Wade CM, Giulotto E, Sigurdsson S, Zoli M, Gnerre S, Imsland F, Lear TL, Adelson DL, Bailey E, Bellone RR, Blöcker H, Distl O, Edgar RC, Garber M, Leeb T, Mauceli E, MacLeod JN, Penedo MCT, Raison JM, Sharpe T, Vogel J, Andersson L, Antczak DF, Biagi T, Binns MM, Chowdhary BP, Coleman SJ, Della Valle G, Fryc S, Guérin G, Hasegawa T, Hill EW, Jurka J, Kiialainen A, Lindgren G, Liu J, Magnani E, Mickelson JR, Murray J, Nergadze SG, Onofrio R, Pedroni S, Piras MF, Raudsepp T, Rocchi M, Røed KH, Ryder OA, Searle S, Skow L, Swinburne JE, Syvänen AC, Tozaki T, Valberg SJ, Vaudin M, White JR, Zody MC (2009) Genome sequence, comparative analysis and population genetics of the domestic horse (Equus caballus.). Science 326: 865-867.

Cook, D, Brooks SA, Bellone R, Bailey E (2008) Missense Mutation in Exon 2 of SLC36A1 Responsible for Champagne Dilution in Horses. PLOS Genetics 4(9): e1000195. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000195

Bellone RB, Brooks SA, Sandmeyer L, Murphy BA, Forsyth G, Archer S, Bailey E, Grahn B (2008) Differential gene expression of TRPM1, the likely cause of congenital stationary night blindness (CSNB) and coat spotting pattern (LP) in Appaloosa horses (Equus caballus). Genetics 179:1861-70. (doi: 10.1534/genetics.108.088807)

Brooks SA, Lear TL, Adelson DA, Bailey E (2008) A chromosome inversion near the KIT gene and the tobiano spotting pattern in horses. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 119: 225-230.

Bellone R., Lear T., Adelson D.L., Bailey E. (2006) Comparative mapping of oculocutaneous albinism type II (OCA2), transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily M member 1 (TRPM1) and two equine microsatellites, ASB08 and 1CA43, among four equid species by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 114: 93A.

Brooks, S.A. & Bailey, E. (2005) Exon skipping in the KIT gene causes the Sabino spotting pattern in horses. Mammalian Genome, in press

Penedo M.C.T., L.V. Millon, D. Bernoco, E. Bailey,M. Binns, G. Cholewinski, N. Ellis, J. Flynn, B. Gralak, A. Guthrie, G. Lindgren, L.A. Lyons, T. Tozaki, K. Røed &J. Swinburne (2005) International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop Report: A comprehensive linkage map constructed with data from new markers and by merging four mapping resources.Cytogenetics and Genome Research 111:5-15.

Terry, R.B., S. Archer, S. Brooks, D. Bernoco, & E. Bailey (2004) Linkage mapping the appaloosa coat color gene (LP) of the horse. Animal Genetics 35: 134-137.

Myka, J., T. L. Lear, M. L. Houck, O. A. Ryder, & E. Bailey (2003) FISH analysis comparing genome organization in the domestic horse (Equus caballus) to that of the Mongolian Wild horse (E. przewalskii). Cytogenetics and Genome Research 102: 222-225.

Myka, J., T. L. Lear, M. L. Houck, O. A. Ryder & E. Bailey (2003) Homologous fission event(s) implicated for chromosomal polymorphisms among 5 species in the genus Equus. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 102: 217-221.

Chowdhary, B. P. and Bailey, E. (2003) Equine Genomics: Galloping to New Frontiers Cytogenetics and Genome Research 102: 184-188.

Mousel, M. R., L. Harrison, M. Donahue and E. Bailey (2003) Molecular typiing of transferrin from paraffin embedded tissues of thoroughbred foals that succumbed to Rhodococcus equi. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 15: 470-472.

Gallagher PC, Morrison S, Bernoco D & Bailey E. (2003) Measurement of back curvature in American Saddlebred horses: structural and genetic basis for early-onset lordosis. The Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 23: 71-76.

Hanzawa, K., T.L. Lear, F. Piumi and E. Bailey (2002) Mapping of equine potassium chloride cotransporter (SLC12A4) and amino acid transporters (SLC7A10 and SLC7A9) and analysis for effect of polymorphism on osmotic fragility of red blood cells.Animal Genetics 33: 455-459.

Brooks, S.A., R.B. Terry and E. Bailey (2002) Association of PCR-RFLP for KIT with Tobiano coat colour in horses. Animal Genetics 33: 301-303.

Lear, TL, Brandon, R., Piumi, F., Terry, R.R., Guérin, G., Thomas, S. & Bailey, E. (2001) Mapping 31 Horse Genes in BACs By FISH; Identification of Chromosomal Rearrangements and Conserved Synteny Relative to the Human Gene Map. Chromosome Research 9: 261-262.

Bailey, E., Marti, E., Fraser, D.G, Antczak, D.F. and Lazary, S. (2000)Immunogenetics of the Horse.In:Bowling, A.T. and Ruvinsky, A., Genetics of the Horse.CAB press.123-156.

Gallagher, PC, TL Lear, LD Coogle, E Bailey (1999) Two SINE families associated with equine microsatellite loci.Mammalian Genome 10: 140-144.

Fraser, D. & E. Bailey (1998) Polymorphism and multiple loci for the horse DQA loci. Immunogenetics47: 487-490.

Bailey E, Reid RC, Skow L C, Mathiason K, Lear TL & McGuire TC(1997) Linkage of the gene for equine combined immunodeficiency disease to microsatellite markers HTG8 and HTG4; Synteny and FISH mapping to ECA9. Animal Genetics28: 268-273.


PhD, 1980, Genetics, University of California, Davis

MS, 1975, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis

BS, 1973, Genetics, University of California, Davis

Areas of Interest

equine research, Faculty, genetics and genomics