Dana Liana Pusta

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-NapocaRomania

She is a professor in Animal Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Hereditary diseases in domestic animals at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, belonging to University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She received her BSc, in 1996 graduating from FVM in Cluj-Napoca, her PhD title in 2005 in veterinary medicine at USAMV Cluj-Napoca, MSc title in Economy of Natural Resources, University Babes-Bolyai (UBB) Cluj-Napoca in 2007. Prof. Pusta published more than 150 papers in international and national peer-reviewed journals in the field of animal genetics and physiology. She participated in 2 practical stages in Hobro, Denmark (1995) and in Montluçon, France (2002) and she had 6 TS grants in the Erasmus frame in FVM in Europe. Prof. Pusta conduct 2 research grants and was involved in the team of other 11 grants. She is a co-author of 2 patents and 3 registered trade mark, also a EAEVE evaluator and she participated in the evaluation team of 6 FVM in Europe. She is a member of 10 national (all international affiliated) and international societies, among them: European Cytogeneticists Association, European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association, European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, Societatea Română de Genetică Medicală affiliated with The European Society of Human Genetics. Also, a member of 2 editorial boards and a scientific reviewer of 12 journals. Prof. Pusta was awarded with different distinctions, such as: Diploma and medal for the progress of veterinary medicine, Silver medal for a patent, Best biotechnological product award, Honorary medal of FVM Cluj-Napoca.

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Animal genetics is a field of science with important theoretical and practical significance in finding the answers for the actual problems of mankind. We hope that the readers will discover some new facts regarding the relationship between plasma proteins and boar semen freezability, the importance of some behavioral factors that affect reproduction in horses, and also an important chapter regarding the use of genetically modified organisms for the repopulation of species of commercial importance in aquatic environments, their effect on the genetic pool, risks to protected areas, and policies for their proper management.

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