Shernae Woolley

Research Fellow

Contact details



The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

Post code
EH25 9RG


I obtained my undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney in 2015, graduating with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Hons Class 1). I commenced a PhD at the University of Sydney the following year, that focused on the molecular characterisation and management of eight inherited diseases in cattle and sheep using SNP-based homozygosity mapping and whole genome sequencing approaches to identify positional candidate genes and likely causal variants. At the beginning of 2020, I joined the Roslin Institute as a postdoctoral Research Fellow in livestock functional genomics. This role focuses on the use of allele-specific expression data to identify variants associated with growth traits in sheep to assist the improvement of genomic prediction accuracy in sheep breeding programs. 

My main research interests involve livestock molecular genetics and functional genomics, and engaging with stakeholders in the livestock industry.