• Mehdi Momen, Madhav Bhatta, Waseem Hussain, Haipeng Yu, and Gota Morota. Modeling multiple phenotypes in wheat using data-driven genomic exploratory factor analysis and Bayesian network learning. bioRxiv. [bioRxiv]

  • Malachy T. Campbell, Haipeng Yu, Mehdi Momen, and Gota Morota. Examining the relationships between phenotypic plasticity and local environments with genomic structural equation models. bioRxiv. [bioRxiv]

  • Haipeng Yu and Gota Morota. GCA: An R package for genetic connectedness analysis using pedigree and genomic data. bioRxiv. [bioRxiv]


. An assessment of genomic connectedness measures in Nellore cattle. Journal of Animal Science, 2020.

DOI PubMed EuropePMC

. Deciphering cattle temperament measures derived from a four-platform standing scale using genetic factor analytic modeling. Frontiers in Genetics, 2020.

DOI bioRxiv PubMed EuropePMC

. Blood collection has negligible impact on scoring temperament in Angus-based weaned calves. Livestock Science, 2019.


. Genomic Bayesian confirmatory factor analysis and Bayesian network to characterize a wide spectrum of rice phenotypes. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 2019.

DOI PubMed EuropePMC bioRxiv

. Do stronger measures of genomic connectedness enhance prediction accuracies across management units?. Journal of Animal Science, 2018.

DOI PubMed EuropePMC

. Genomic relatedness strengthens genetic connectedness across management units. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 2017.

DOI PubMed EuropePMC bioRxiv


  • R package
    • GCA: An R package for genetic connectedness analysis across units using pedigree and genomic data. [Github Source] [Documentation]


Guest Instructor

  • Virginia Tech
  • Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • ASCI 944/STAT 844 Quantitative Methods for Genomics of Complex Traits (Spring 2018) [Slide] [R]

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Virginia Tech
    • APSC 5984: Complex Trait Genomics (Spring 2020) [WWW]
    • ALS 3104: Animal Breeding and Genetics (Spring 2019)
  • North Dakota State University
    • ANSC 357: Animal Genetics (Spring 2016)
    • AGRI 189: Skills for Academic Success (Fall 2015)


  • Factor Analytic Model [R]
  • Gaussian Bayesian Network [R]
  • Structural Equation Model GWAS [R]