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Alison Ward

Alison Ward

Alison Ward

Assistant Professor

 

Office: Hultz Hall 183

Phone: (701) 231-5649

Email: alison.ward@ndsu.edu

 

Research Interests:

Nutritional epigenetics and nutrient-gene interactions

Developmental programming

Molecular genetics

 

Training/Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Epigenetics – University of Saskatchewan, 2011-2015

Ph.D., Cattle Nutrigenetics – University of Saskatchewan, 2011

M.S., Poultry Nutrigenetics – University of Saskatchewan, 2008

B.S.A., Animal Science – University of Saskatchewan, 2006

 

Courses Taught:

ANSC 758 - Molecular Techniques

ANSC 485 - Poultry Production (coming soon)

 

Recent Publications:

McLean, K. J., M. S. Crouse, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, C. R. Dahlen, P. Borowicz, L. P. Reynolds, A. K. Ward, B. W. Neville, and J. S. Caton. 2017. The effects of nutrient restriction on mRNA expression of endogenous retroviruses, interferon-tau, and pregnancy specific protein-B during the establishment of pregnancy in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 96:950-963. doi:10.1093/jas/skx001

Crouse, M. S., K. J. McLean, N. P. Greseth, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton. 2017. Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on expression of glucose, fructose, and cationic amino acid transporters in utero-placental tissues. J. Anim. Sci. 95:5563-5572. doi:10.2527/jas2017.1983

Greseth, N. P., M. S. Crouse, K. J. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, C. R. Dahlen, P. P. Borowicz, L. P. Reynolds, A. K. Ward, B. W. Neville, and J. S. Caton. 2017. The effects of maternal nutrition on the mRNA expression of neutral and acidic AA transporters in bovine uteroplacental tissues from day 16 to 50 of gestation. J. Anim. Sci. 95:4668-4676. doi:10.2527/jas2017.1713

McLean, K. J., M. S. Crouse, M. R. Crosswhite, D. N. Black, C. R. Dahlen, P. P. Borowicz, L. R. Reynolds, A. K. Ward, B. W. Neville, and J. S. Caton. 2017. Endogenous retroviruses (syncytin-Rum1 and BERV-K1), and pregnancy hormones (interferon-τ, and pregnancy specific protein-B) are differentially expressed in maternal and fetal tissues during the first 50 days of gestation in beef heifers. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2017.1:1-11. doi:10.2527/tas2017.0026

Smith*, S. E., P. Mellor*, A. K. Ward*, S. Kendall*, M. McDonald, F. S. Vizeacoumar, F. J. Vizeacoumar, S. Napper, and D. H. Anderson. 2017. Molecular characterization of breast cancer cell lines through multiple omic approaches. Breast Cancer Res. 19:65. doi:10.1186/s13058-017-0855-0  
*Contributed equally

McLean, K. J., M. S. Crouse, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin Pereira, C. R. Dahlen, P. P. Borowicz, L. P. Reynolds, A. K. Ward, and J. S. Caton. 2017. Impacts of maternal nutrition on placental vascularity and mRNA expression of angiogenic factors during the establishment of pregnancy in beef heifers. Transl. Anim. Sci. 2017.1. doi:10.2527/tas2017.0019

Crouse, M. S., J. S. Caton, K. J. McLean, P. P. Borowicz, L. P .Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen , B. W. Neville, and A. K. Ward. 2016. Rapid Communication: Isolation of glucose transporters GLUT3 and GLUT14 in bovine utero-placental tissues from days 16 to 50 of gestation. J. Anim. Sci. 94:4463-4469. doi:10.2527/jas.2016-0808

McLean, K. J. M. S. Crouse, M. R. Crosswhite, D. N. Black, C. R. Dahlen, P. P. Borowicz, L. R. Reynolds, A. K. Ward, B. W. Neville, and J. S. Caton. 2016. Rapid Communication: Expression of an endogenous retroviral element, syncytin-Rum1, during early gestation in beef heifers. J. Anim. Sci. 94:4452-4456. doi:10.2527/jas.2016-0793

Reynolds, L. P., A. K. Ward, and J. S. Caton. 2016. Epigenetics and developmental programming in ruminants – multigenerational effects on growth and development. In: Domestic animal biology. C.G. Scanes and R. Hill (eds.). Science Publishers, New Hampshire.

Ward, A. K., P. Mellor, S. E. Smith, S. Kendall, N. A. Just, F .S. Vizeacoumar, S. Sarker, Z. Phillips, R. Alvi, A. Saxena, F. J. Vizeacoumar, S. A. Carlsen, and D. H. Anderson. 2016. Epigenetic silencing of CREB3L1 by DNA methylation is associated with high-grade metastatic breast cancers and poor prognosis and is prevalent in triple negative breast cancers. Breast Cancer Res. 18:12. doi:10.1186/s13058-016-0672-x

Krone, K. G., A. K. Ward, K. Madder, S. Hendrick, J. J. McKinnon, and F. C. Buchanan. 2016. Interaction of vitamin A supplementation level with ADH1C genotype on intramuscular fat in beef steers. Animal. 10:403-409. doi:10.1017/S1751731115002153

 

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