Adam R. Boyko

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

Veterinary Research Tower 8-016A
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3053

Adam R. Boyko

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine


Canine genomics; population genetics; evolutionary biology; bioinformatics

Current Research Interest

The evolution of adaptive phenotypes through natural and artificial selection; the genetic architecture of complex traits and disease; genetic mapping of heritable disorders in dogs; the impact of inbreeding on genetic load


Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
Genome Technology Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications

Shannon, Laura M., Ryan H. Boyko, Marta G. Castelhano, Elizabeth Corey, Jessica J. Hayward, Corin McLean, Michelle E White, Mounir R. Abi Said, Baddley A. Anita, Nono Ikombe Bondjengo, Jorge Calero, Ana Galov, Marius Hedimbi, Bulu Imam, Rajashree Khalap, Douglas Lally, Andrew Masta, Kyle C. Oliveira, Lucía Pérez, Julia Randall, Nguyen Minh Tam, Francisco J.Trujillo-Cornejo, Carlos Valeriano,  Nathan B. Sutter, Rory J. Todhunter, Carlos D. Bustamante, and Adam R. Boyko. “Reply to Wang et al.: Sequencing Datasets Do Not Refute Central Asian Domestication Origin of Dogs.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 19 (2016): E2556–E2557.

Hayward, Jessica J., Marta G. Castelhano, Kyle C. Oliveira, Elizabeth Corey, Cheryl Balkman, Tara L. Baxter, Margret L. Casal, Sharaon A. Center, Meiying Fang, Susan J. Garrison, Sara E. Kalla, Pavel Korniliev, Michael I. Kotlikoff, N.S. Moise, Laura M. Shannon, Kenneth W. Simpson, Nathan B. Sutter, Rory J. Todhunter, and Adam R. Boyko. “Complex Disease and Phenotype Mapping in the Domestic Dog.” Nature Communications 7, (2016): 10460.

Cornell Research Website Article

What's Your Dog's True DNA