Cheryl Quinton

Cheryl Quinton PhD


Cheryl specialises in breeding programs around the world. She enjoys teamwork and thrives in a collaborative environment, engaging closely with colleagues and clients to develop solutions and tools in quantitative genetics, breeding programs, and selection indexes for a wide range of species, including sheep, beef, dairy, poultry, and fish.

Cheryl joined AbacusBio in 2015. Originally from Canada, Cheryl offers her significant academic and industry experience, and is well placed in helping users understand complex information with her clear, organised approach.

Cheryl’s career highlights include:

  • 5 years of research and teaching at the University of Guelph, delivering undergraduate and graduate courses in animal breeding and quantitative genetics
  • Being part of AbacusBio’s world experts of indexes, economic breeding objectives for a wide variety of livestock: beef, dairy, sheep, deer, pigs (each system has unique challenges)
Her focus within AbacusBio is:
  • Quantitative genetics modelling
  • Variance component estimation
  • Selection index development
  • Breeding program design
  • Greenhouse gas modelling
Projects involved in:
  • New selection index for Polish dairy cattle