Dustin T. Yates

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Areas of Expertise
Physiology
Assistant Professor
Animal Stress Physiologist

Website: Dr. Yates' Stress Physiology Lab

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

  • NIH/USDA Post-doctoral Fellowship, Physiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, 2010-2014. Fetal programming effects of maternal stress on prenatal and postnatal skeletal muscle development and metabolism. Advisor: Dr. Sean Limesand.
  • PhD, Reproductive Physiology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 2007-2009. Impact of the physiological stress response on reproduction and management practices for avoiding embryonic wastage. Advisor: Dr. Timothy Ross.
  • MS, Animal Science, Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, 2005-2006. Impact of chronic heat stress on fertility in small ruminants. Advisor: Dr. Michael Salisbury.
  • BS, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2000-2004.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant Professor of Stress Physiology - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014-Present. Stress physiology, Fetal programming of skeletal muscle growth and metabolism, Myoblast function, Inflammatory regulation of myoblasts and skeletal muscle growth/metabolism.

  • Post-doctoral Fellow - The University of Arizona, 2010 - 2014. Fetal programming of metabolic dysfunction and growth deficits.

  • Research Assistant - New Mexico State University, 2007 - 2009. Interactions between nutrition and stress responses in animals.

  • Graduate Student - Angelo State University, 2005 - 2006. Effects of alternative nutrient source on fertility.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor - UNL, 2015-Present. ASCI 340, Animal Physiological Systems. ASCI 240, Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals.
  • Instructor - Clovis Community College, 2009. Introduction to Animal Science.
  • Lab Coordinator - NMSU, 2008 - 2009. Introduction to Animal Science Lab Sections.
  • Teaching Assistant - NMSU, 2007 - 2009. Feeds & Feeding. Ag Animals of the World.

MENTORED STUDENTS

Graduate Students - Advisor/Co-Advisor

PhD

Caitlin Cadaret (2017-Present). Advisor. PhD Project: “Effects of fetal inflammatory adaptations to maternal stress on subsequent muscle growth and metabolic function.”

Josyln Beard (2018-Present). Co-Advisor (JT Mulliniks). PhD Project: “Fatty acid utilization in response to catecholamines in beef cows.”

MS

Rebecca Swanson (2018-Present). Advisor. MS Project: “Impact of stress factor sensitivity on growth and metabolic function.”

Robert Posont (2017-Present). Advisor. MS Project: “Understanding neonatal pathophysiology and intervention strategies after sustained maternal inflammation during late gestation.”

Taylor Barnes (2016-Present). Co-Advisor (JL Petersen). MS Project: “Effects of Adrenergic Agonists on muscle growth and metabolism.”

Caitlin Cadaret (2015-2017). Advisor. MS Project: “Effects of acute maternal inflammation with or without NSAID treatment on fetal mortality and muscle growth.”

Elena Merrick (2015-2017). Advisor. MS Project: “The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Fetal Origins of Obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction.”

Graduate Students - Committee Member

Rachael Kubik (2017-Present). MS, Animal Science (J Petersen).

Andrea McCain (2016-Present). MS, Animal Science (J Wood).

Rong Fan (2016-Present). MS, Dept. Nutrition & Health Sci. (S Chung).

Undergraduates

Marytza Abebe (2017-Present). Assistant for fetal sheep, fetal rat, and growing lamb studies.

Sophia Lentfer (2016-Present). Assistant for fetal sheep and growing lamb studies.

Hannah Riley (2013-2016). UCARE Project: “Fetal Programming of IUGR Muscle Stem Cell Function.”


ACADEMIC SERVICE

  • ASAS 2017 National Meetings Abstract Review Committee, 2017.
  • Internal Advisory Committee, UNL Dept. Anim. Sci., 2017-Present.
  • Animal Biology Chair, Academic Program Review, UNL Dept. Anim. Sci., 2017-2018.
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committee - Alissa Martindale, 2017.
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committee - Elizabeth Carriero, 2017.
  • SSR/ASAS 50th Anniversary Triennial Reproductive Symposium Steering Committee, 2016-2017.
  • UNL Life Sciences Research Core Planning Committee, 2017-Present.
  • Graduate Paper Competition Committee, West. Sect. ASAS, 2016-2019.
  • IANR Stress Biology Working Community - 2017-Present.
  • Science Literacy Committee, UNL Dept. Anim. Sci., 2017-Present.
  • ADR Website Focus Panel, 2016.
  • NPOD Pilot Project Grant Reviewer, 2016.
  • ARD Hatch Project Reviewer, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • NPOD Symposium Poster Competition Judge, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • UNL Faculty Search Committee - NPOD Assistant Prof. of Fetal Programming, 2015.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Steroids and Hormonal Science, 2011-Present.
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Cell and Animal Biology, BMC Veterinary Research, International Research Journal of Plant Science, African Journal of Biotechnology, African Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2010-Present.
  • Vice-President, NMSU ARS Graduate Student Association, 2007-2009.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Soc. for Study of Reproduction (SSR) - Member, 2017-Present.
  • Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) - Member, 2014-Present.
  • ARISE Teaching Improvement Program - Peer Instruction & Research-Based Instructional Strategies, 2015.
  • American Society of Animal Science, Member, 2007-Present.
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, The Honor Society of Agriculture. 2009-Present.
  • Arizona Physiological Society, 2010-2014.

FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

  • Dinsdale Family Faculty Award, UNL IANR, Nominee, 2017.
  • Research Development Fellowship Program, UNL ORED, 2015-2016.
  • Perinatal Biology Symposium Young Investigator Award, “Intrinsic deficiencies in myoblast proliferation result in less differentiated myoblasts and smaller myofibers in IUGR fetal sheep,” 2013.
  • NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, USDA, 2 yr postdoctoral research support. 2012-2014.
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Postdoctoral Fellowship, Heart, Lung, and Blood Training Grant (T32), National Institutes of Health, 1 year of postdoctoral support, 2010-2011, Director: J. Burt
  • Perinatal Biology Symposium Travel Award, “Adrenal demedullation abolishes hypoxemia-induced catecholamine suppression of glucose stimulated insulin secretion in fetal sheep,” 2010
  • Most Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of ACES, Gamma Sigma Delta, 2009
  • Jack L. Ruttle Endowed Scholarship, For Research in the Area of Reproductive Physiology, 2008

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Cadaret CN, Yates DT*. 2017. Retrieval practices are more beneficial to long-term information retention when spaced 5 days after introducing physiology topics compared to 1 day afterward. Adv. Physiol. Educ. (in press).
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Riley HE, Yates DT*. 2017. Acute exposure of primary rat soleus muscle to zilpaterol HCl (β2 adrenergic agonist), TNFα, or IL-6 in culture increases glucose oxidation rates independent of the impact on insulin signaling or glucose uptake. Cytokine 96:107-113.
  • Posont RJ, Cadaret CN, Barnes TL, Yates DT*. 2017. A potential role for mTORC1/2 in β2 adrenergic regulation of skeletal muscle glucose oxidation in models of intrauterine growth restriction. Diabesity. 3:9-12.
  • Yates DT*, Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Riley HE, Macko AR, Anderson MJ, Camacho LE, Limesand SW. 2016. Intrauterine growth-restricted sheep fetuses exhibit smaller hindlimb muscle fibers and lower proportions of insulin-sensitive Type I fibers near term. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 310:R1020-1029.
  • Chen X, Kelly AC, Yates DT, Macko AR, Lynch RM, Limesand SW. 2017. Islet adaptations in fetal sheep persist following chronic exposure to high norepinephrine. J Endocrinol. 232:285-295.
  • Macko AR, Yates DT, Chen X, Shelton LA, Kelly AC, Davis MA, Camacho LE, Anderson MJ, Limesand SW. 2016. Adrenal Demedullation and Oxygen Supplementation Independently Increase Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Concentrations in Fetal Sheep with Intrauterine Growth Restriction. Endocrinology. 157:2104-2115.
  • Yates DT, Clarke DS, Macko AR, Anderson MJ, Shelton LA, Nearing M, Allen RE, Rhoads RP, Limesand SW. 2014. Myoblasts from intrauterine growth-restricted sheep fetuses exhibit intrinsic deficiencies in proliferation that contribute to smaller semitendinosus myofibres. J Physiol. 592:3113-25.
  • Chen X, Green AS, Macko AR, Yates DT, Kelly AC, Limesand SW. 2014. Enhanced insulin secretion responsiveness and islet adrenergic desensitization after chronic norepinephrine suppression is discontinued in fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 306:E58-64.
  • Macko, AR, Yates DT, Chen X, Green AS, Kelly AC, Brown LD, Limesand SW. 2013. Elevated Plasma Norepinephrine Inhibits Insulin Secretion but Adrenergic Antagonist Reveal Enhanced β-cell Responsiveness in an Ovine Model of Placental Insufficiency at 0.7 of Gestation. DOHaD. 4:402-410.
  • Yates, DT, Macko AR, Chen X, Green AS, Kelly AC, Anderson MJ, Fowden AL, Limesand SW. 2012. Hypoxaemia-induced catecholamine secretion from adrenal chromaffin cells inhibits glucose-stimulated hyperinsulinaemia in fetal sheep. J Physiol 590:5439-47.
  • Yates DT, Macko AR, Nearing M, Chen X, Rhoads RP, Limesand SW 2012. Developmental programming in response to intrauterine growth restriction impairs myoblast function and skeletal muscle metabolism. J Pregnancy. 2012:631038.
  • Yates, DT, Green AS, Limesand SW. 2011. Metabolic complications and intrauterine growth restriction associated with placental insufficiency: Lessons from fetal sheep. J Pregnancy. 2011:740408.
  • Yates, DT*, Löest CA, Ross TT, Hallford DM, Carter BH, Limesand SW. 2011. Effects of bacterial lipopolysaccharide injection on white blood cell counts, hematological parameters, and serum glucose, insulin, and cortisol concentrations in ewes fed low- or high-protein diets. J Anim Sci 89:4286-4293.
  • Yates, DT*, Yates LJ, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2011. Effects of 8-epi-prostaglandin F2α and prostaglandin F2α on serum progesterone concentration and corpus luteum size in ewes. Afri J Agri Res  6:1425-1429.
  • Green, AS, Macko AR, Rozance PJ, Yates DT, Chen X, Hay Jr. WW, Limesand SW. 2011. Characterization of glucose-insulin responsiveness and impact of fetal number and gender on insulin response in the sheep fetus. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300:E817-E823.
  • Yates DT*, Ross TT, Otis AR, Warner CA, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2010. Effects of physical isolation on serum and salivary cortisol and components of complete-blood counts in yearling black-faced ewes. Sheep Goat Res J 25:39-44.
  • Yates DT*, Ross TT, Hallford DM, Yates LJ, Wesley RL. 2010. Technical note: Comparison of salivary and serum cortisol concentration after adrenocorticotropin hormone challenge in ewes. J Anim Sci 88:599-603.
  • Yates DT*, Montoya AF, Yates LJ, Warner CA, Otis AR, Lankford LM, Halalsheh RA, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2010. Effects of dietary vitamin E on daily intake, serum testosterone, and epididymal sperm quality in Sprague Dawley rats subjected to heat stress. J Vet Med Anim Health 2:11-16.
  • Yates DT*, Yates LJ, Otis AR, Warner CA, Halalsheh RA, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2010. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin on serum progesterone concentration during the first weeks after mating, components of pre-implantation complete blood counts, and number of offspring at parturition in ewes. Sheep Goat Res J 25:9-15.
  • Yates DT*, Strosser GL, Black PL, Halalsheh RA, Lankford LM, Hernandez LL, Loest CA, Ross TT. 2010. Technical note: Effects of rumen passage on fluoxetine bioavailability in serum and effects of fluoxetine on serum prolactin concentration and demeanor in ewes. J Anim Sci 88:3611-3616.
  • Yates DT, Salisbury MW, Ross TT, Anderson H. 2010. Effects of Tasco-14 supplementation on growth and fertility traits in young male Boer goats experiencing heat stress. Tx J Agr Nat Resour. 23:12-18.
  • Yates DT*, Yates LJ, Halalsheh RA, Wesley RL, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2010. Comparison of serum and salivary cortisol in restrained ewe lambs after ACTH administration. J Vet Med Anim Hlth 2:59-61.

*Corresponding author

Book Chapter

  • Yates, D.T., X. Chuan, and S.W. Limesand. 2012. Environmental heat stress impairs placental function, fetal growth and development, and postnatal performance in livestock. In: Environmental Physiology of livestock. Edit. R. J. Collier. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 209-228.

Proceedings Papers

  • Merrick EM, Cadaret CN, Barnes TL, Beede KA, Yates DT. 2017. Metabolic regulation by stress systems in bovine myoblasts and ovine fetal skeletal muscle. Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 68: 87-91.
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Merrick EM, Barnes TL, Loy JD, Yates DT. 2017. Maternal inflammation at mid-gestation in pregnant rats impairs fetal muscle growth & development at term. Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 68: 213-218.
  • Barnes TL, Kubik R, Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Merrick EM, Chung S, Schmidt TB, Petersen JL, Yates DT. 2017. Identifying hyperthermia in heat-stressed lambs and its effects on β agonist–stimulated glucose oxidation in muscle. Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 68: 106-110.
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Riley HE, Yates DT. 2016. Insulin-associated and insulin-independent impacts of β adrenergic agonists and pro-inflammatory cytokines on glucose metabolism in primary rat soleus muscle. Proc., West. Sect., Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 67:115-119.
  • Lankford LM, Yates DT, Halalsheh RA, Black PL, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2010. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin on serum progesterone concentrations, embryonic survival, and lambing rates in ewes. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 61:153-7.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Otis AR, Warner CA, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of isolation on serum and salivary cortisol and blood counts in ewes. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 60:268-71.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Yates LJ, Otis AR, Warner CA, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin on serum progesterone concentration and complete blood counts during early gestation in ewes. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 60:303-6.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of 8-epi-prostaglandin F2a and prostaglandin F2a on progesterone concentration and corpus luteum size in ewes. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 60:299-302.
  • Hill, LJ, Ross TT, Taylor RF, Yates DT, Halalsheh R. 2008. Histological examination of organs from rats fed in vitro digested or undigested snakeweed. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 59:269-72.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Hallford DM, Hill LJ, Wesley RL. 2008. Comparison of salivary and serum cortisol concentration in response to ACTH challenge in sheep. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 59:261-4.
  • Martinez CH, Edrington TS, Thomas JD, Ross TT, Soto-Navarro S, Redden RR, Herron BJ, Yates DT. 2007. Prevalence of Salmonella and E. Coli 0157:H7 in large herd dairies in southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 58:119-21.
  • Yates DT, Salisbury MW, Anderson H. 2007. Effects of supplementation of tasco-ex on infertility in young male goats experiencing heat-stress. Proc West Sect Am Soc Anim Sci 58:288-91.

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Merrick EM, Cadaret CN, Barnes TL, Beede KA, Yates DT. 2017. Metabolic regulation by stress systems in bovine myoblasts and ovine fetal skeletal muscle. J. Anim. Sci. 95 (suppl.)
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Merrick EM, Barnes TL, Loy JD, Yates DT. 2017. Maternal inflammation at mid-gestation in pregnant rats impairs fetal muscle growth & development at term. J. Anim. Sci. 95 (suppl.)
  • Barnes TL, Kubik R, Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Merrick EM, Chung S, Schmidt TB, Petersen JL, Yates DT. 2017. Identifying hyperthermia in heat-stressed lambs and its effects on β agonist–stimulated glucose oxidation in muscle. J. Anim. Sci. 95 (suppl.)
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Riley HE, Yates DT. 2016. Impacts of β agonists and pro-inflammatory cytokines on basal and insulin-stimulated glucose metabolism in rat soleus. Pediatric Res 80:619.
  • Cadaret CN, Beede KA, Riley HE, Yates DT. 2016. Insulin-associated and insulin-independent impacts of β adrenergic agonists and pro-inflammatory cytokines on glucose metabolism in primary rat soleus muscle. J Anim Sci 94(Suppl 5):524.
  • Yates DT, Macko AR, Limesand SW. 2013. Intrinsic deficiencies in myoblast proliferation result in less differentiated myoblasts and smaller myofibers in IUGR fetal sheep. Pediatric Res 74:479.
  • Yates DT, Fowden AL, Macko AR, Chen X, Green AS, Limesand SW. 2011. Elevated Catecholamines Are the Predominant Inhibitors of Insulin Secretion and Contribute to Altered Metabolic Phenotype during Acute Hypoxemia in Fetal Sheep. 58th Soc Gyn Invest Ann Meet.
  • Yates DT, Fowden AL, Macko AR, Chen X, Green AS, Limesand SW. 2010. Adrenal demedullation abolishes hypoxemia-induced catecholamine suppression of glucose stimulated insulin secretion in fetal sheep. J Pediac Res 68:179.
  • Lankford LM, Yates DT, Halalsheh RA, Black PL, Hallford DM, Ross TT. 2010. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin on serum progesterone concentrations, embryonic survival and lambing rates in ewes. J Anim Sci 88(E suppl.):111.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Otis AR, Warner CA, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of isolation on serum and salivary cortisol and complete blood counts in ewes. J Anim Sci 87(E suppl. 3):151.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Yates LJ, Otis AR, Warner CA, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin on serum progesterone concentration and complete blood counts during early gestation in ewes. J Anim Sci 87(E suppl. 3):153.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of 8-epi-prostaglandin F2a and prostaglandin F2a on progesterone concentration and corpus luteum size in ewes. J Anim Sci 87(E suppl. 3):153.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Yates LJ, Hallford DM. 2009. Effects of 8-epi-prostaglandin F2a and prostaglandin F2a on progesterone concentration and corpus luteum size in ewes. Proc Grad Res Art Sym 2009:36.
  • Yates DT, Yates LJ, Ross TT. 2009. Effects of infusion of 8-epi-PGF2a and PGF2a on heart and uterine dimensions and pregnancy rate in Sprague-Dawley rats. Proc Grad Res Art Sym 2009:37.
  • Yates DT, Yates JA, Yates CS, Ross TT. 2009. Comparison of gin trash and coastal hay as feed sources for lactating Boer goats. Proc Grad Res Art Sym 2009:37.
  • Hill LJ, Ross TT, Taylor RF, Yates DT, Halalsheh R. 2008. Histological examination of major organs from rats fed in vitro digested or undigested snakeweed. J Anim Sci 86 (E-Suppl. 3):152.
  • Yates DT, Ross TT, Hallford DM, Hill LJ, Wesley RL. 2008. Comparison of salivary and serum cortisol concentration in response to ACTH challenge in sheep. J Anim Sci 86 (E-Suppl. 3):151.
  • Martinez CH, Edrington TS, Thomas JD, Ross TT, Soto-Navarro S, Redden RR, Herron BJ, Yates DT. 2007. Prevalence of Salmonella and E. Coli 0157:H7 in large herd dairies in southwestern United States and northern Mexico. J Anim Sci 85(Suppl. 2):167.
  • Yates DT, Salisbury MW, Anderson H. 2007. Effects of supplementation of tasco-ex on infertility in young male goats experiencing heat-stress. J Anim Sci 85(Suppl. 2):171.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • SSR/ASAS 50th Anniversary Triennial Reproductive Symposium, 2017. Fetal origins of impaired muscle growth and metabolic dysfunction: Lessons from the heat stressed pregnant ewe.
  • UNMC VA 2016 NWI Research Seminar Series. Fetal Origins of Impaired Muscle Growth and Metabolic Dysfunction.
  • NPOD/NGN 2015 Spring Seminar Series. Fetal origins of poor muscle growth and metabolic dysfunction.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Primary Investigator (PI)

  • NRI Systems Science Team Forming Grant, 2018, “Identifying adaptive mechanisms that link prenatal stress to metabolic and reproductive deficits in offspring.” PI: Yates $150,000 (pending)
  • Morris Animal Foundation, 2017, “Validating and utilizing stress-responsive genes in blood as novel stress biomarkers in cheetahs and elephants.” PI: Yates $10,800 (pending)
  • NIH COBRE (NE Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases) Project Leader, 2017, “Impact of fetal oxygen and adrenergic adaptations on metabolic outcomes in IUGR offspring.” Center Director: J Zampleni, PL: Yates $690,750 (funded 2017-2019)
  • UDSA-NIFA Foundational Program, 2017, “Recovering performance and quality in IUGR-born low birthweight livestock. (A1)” PI: Yates $500,000 (pending)
  • NE DHHS Stem Cell Research Grant, 2017, “Stress-induced adaptive fetal programming of muscle stem cells.” PI: Yates $109,558 (pending)
  • UNL Salivary Core Pilot Grant, 2017, UNL-CB3, “Salivary cytokine analysis as a noninvasive biomarker of systemic inflammation in sheep.” PI: Yates $6,000 (funded 2017-2018)
  • ARD Hatch Multistate Research Enhancement Grant, 2016, #1777, UNL, “Developmental origins of impaired muscle growth in food animals.” PI: Yates $400,000 (funded 2016-2020)
  • UDSA-NIFA Foundational Program, 2016, “Recovering performance and quality in IUGR-born low birthweight livestock.” PI: Yates $500,000 (declined)
  • NE Stem Cell Research Project, 2016, Nebraska DHHS, “Stress-induced adaptive fetal programming of muscle stem cells.” PI: Yates $108,894 (declined)
  • NPOD Pilot Grant, 2015, NPOD/UNL, “The Role of Chronic Inflammation in Fetal Origins of Obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction.” PI: Yates $100,000 (funded 2016-2017)
  • ARD Strategic (Misc.) Funding, 2015, #1154, UNL, “Modernization of PCR Technology and Capabilities for the Department of Animal Science.” PI: Yates $55,477 (funded 2015-2016)
  • Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, 2015, March of Dimes, “Catecholamine-induced fetal adaptations link prenatal stress to metabolic dysfunction.” PI: Yates $150,000 (declined)
  • NBC Research Grant, 2015, NE Beef Council, “Impact of ractopamine HCl (Optaflexx) on health and wellbeing in feedlot cattle.” PI: Yates $43,965 (declined)
  • Layman Seed Award, 2015, #812, UNL, “Mechanisms for fetal programming of IUGR myoblasts and macrophages.” PI: Yates $10,000 (offered, declined by applicant due to concurrent UNL funding)
  • Research Council Interdisciplinary Grant, 2015, #737, UNL, “Effects of acute maternal inflammation with or without NSAID treatment on fetal mortality and muscle growth.” PI: Yates, $20,000 (funded 2015)
  • NPOD Pilot Grant, 2014, NPOD/UNL, “Fetal origins of metabolic dysfunction.” PI: Yates $100,000 (declined)
  • Research Council Faculty Seed Grant, 2015, #707, UNL, “The Role of Chronic Catecholamine Exposure on Myoblast Function in the IUGR Fetus” PI: Yates, $10,000 (declined)
  • NIFA Fellowship, 2012-67012-19855, USDA, “Chronic hypercatecholaminemia evokes IUGR pathology in myoblasts and skeletal muscle of the heat-stressed fetus” PI: D. Yates, $125,630 (funded 2013-2014)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 Fellowship, National Institutes of Health/NICHD, “Chronic adrenergic activation evokes IUGR fetal skeletal muscle pathology” PI: D. Yates, $121,717 (offered, declined by applicant due to concurrent funding)

Co-PI

  • Morris Animal Foundation, 2017, “Influence of nutrient intake and husbandry on indicators of health in zoo-managed tigers (Panthera tigris).” PI: C. Morris. $116,085 (pending)
  • UN Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant. 2017, Univ. Neb., “Maternal obesity-dependent mechanisms that increase offspring predisposition for metabolic dysfunction.” PI: J. Wood $150,000 (funded 2017-2019)
  • ARD Hatch Multistate Research Enhancement Grant, 2016, #1802, UNL, “Effect of Excess Androgen on Metabolic, Immune and Reproductive Function in Beef cows” PI: A. Cupp $500,000 (funded 2016-2021)
  • ARD Hatch Multistate Research Enhancement Grant, 2016, #1798, UNL, “A physiological, molecular, and whole-animal evaluation of the impact of stress on animal well-being and performance” PI: J. Petersen $500,000 (funded 2016-2021)
  • Food for Health Collaborative Initiative Research Grant, 2016, UNL, “The interaction of prenatal programing and gene variants on altered metabolic, immune and reproductive function resulting in reduced SHBG.” PI: A. Cupp $300,000 (funded 2016-2017)
  • ARD Strategic (Misc.) Funding, 2016, #2223, UNL, “Elucidating the impact of beta-adrenergic agonist supplementation on the muscle transcriptome and physiology of ruminant livestock.” PI: J Petersen $27,970 (funded 2016-2017)
  • Food for Health Collaborative Initiative Planning Grant, 2016, UNL, “Adaptive Programming of Childhood Diseases and Disorders.” PI: J. Wood $18,578 (funded 2016-2017)
  • Layman Seed Award, 2016, #1571, UNL, “Defining genetic pathways altered by beta-agonist supplementation in livestock production.” PI: J. Petersen $10,000 (funded 2016-2017)
  • ADA Foundations Grant, 2015, American Diabetes Association, “Developmental programming of sarcopenic obesity.” PI; J. Wood $345,000 (declined)