Susan Duckett

Professor
Ernest L. Corley Jr. Trustees Endowed Chair


Email: sducket@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-5151

Department:
Animal and Veterinary Sciences


Education:
Ph.D. Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, 1994
M.S. Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, 1991
B. S. Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1989

Research interest:
My research integrates ruminant nutrition and meat science to alter the fat composition and palatability of animal products. The goal is to enhance anti-carcinogenic and anti-atherogenic compounds in animal products to increase consumer acceptability and augment human health.

Publications:
Scaglia, G., J. P. Fontenot, W. S. Swecker, Jr., B. A. Corl, S. K. Duckett, H. T. Boland, R. Smith, and A. O. Abaye. 2011. Performance, carcass and meat characteristics of beef steers finished on two different forages or on a high concentrate diet. Prof. Anim. Sci. (In press).

Pratt, S. L., T. A. Burns, and S. K. Duckett. 2010. Expression of MicroRNA During Early Differentiation of Bovine Adipocytes. J. Nucleic Acid Invest. 1:e12.

Joseph, S., S. L. Pratt, E. Pavan, R. Rekaya, and S. K. Duckett. 2010. Omega-6 polyunsaturated fat supplementation alters lipogenic gene expression in bovine subcutaneous adipose tissue. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 4:91-101.

Miller, M. C., S. K. Duckett, and J. G. Andrae. 2010. The effect of forage species on performance and gastrointestinal nematode infection in lambs. Sm. Rum. Res. 95:188-192.

Duckett, S. K. and M. H. Gillis. 2010. Effects of oil source and fish oil addition on ruminal biohydrogenation of fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid formation in beef steers fed finishing diets. J. Anim. Sci. 88:2684-2691.

Joseph, S., K. Robbins, E. Pavan, Scott L. Pratt, S. Duckett, and R. Rekaya. 2010. Effect of Diet Supplementation on the Expression of Bovine Genes Associated with Fatty Acid Synthesis and Metabolism. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 4:19-31.

Duckett, S. K., J. P. S. Neel, J. P. Fontenot, and W. M. Clapham. 2009. Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: III. Tissue proximate, fatty acid and cholesterol content. J. Anim. Sci. 87: 2961-2970.

Duckett, S. K., S. L. Pratt, and E. Pavan. 2009. Corn oil or corn grain supplementation to steers grazing endophyte-free tall fescue. II. Effects on subcutaneous fatty acid content and lipogenic gene expression. J Anim Sci 87:1120-1128.

Wu, C., S. K. Duckett, J. P. S. Neel, J. P. Fontenot, and W. M. Clapham. 2008. Influence of finishing systems on hydrophilic and lipophilic oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) in beef. Meat Sci. 80:662-667.

Pavan, E. and S. K. Duckett. 2008. Corn oil or corn grain supplementation to steers grazing endophyte-free tall fescue. I. Effects on in vivo digestibility, performance, and carcass traits. J. Anim. Sci. 86:3215-3223.

Smith, K. R., S. K. Duckett, M. Azain, R. Sonon, and T. D. Pringle. 2007. Effects of anabolic implants on intramuscular lipid deposition. J. Anim. Sci. 85:430-440.

Pavan, E., S. K. Duckett, and J. G. Andrae. 2007. Corn oil supplementation to steers grazing endophyte-free tall fescue. I. Effects on digestibility, performance, and carcass traits. J. Anim. Sci. 85:1330-1339.

Pavan, E. and S. K. Duckett. 2007. Corn Oil Supplementation to Steers Grazing Endophyte-Free Tall Fescue. II. Effects on LM and S.C. Fatty Acid Composition and Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase activity and expression. J. Anim. Sci. 85:1731-1740.

Neel, J. P. S., J. P. Fontenot, W. M. Clapham, S. K. Duckett, E. E. D. Felton, and G. Scaglia. 2007. Influence of stocker winter ADG on pasture- and feedlot-finished beef production and quality: I. Animal performance and carcass characteristics. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2012-2018.

Gillis, M. H., S. K. Duckett, and J. R. Sackmann. 2007. Effects of supplemental rumen-protected conjugated linoleic acid or corn oil in beef cattle on lipid content and palatability. J. Anim. Sci. 85:1504-1510.

Duckett, S. K., J. P. S. Neel, R. N. Sonon, Jr., J. P. Fontenot, and W. M. Clapham. 2007. Effects of winter stocker growth rate and finishing system on: II. 9-10-11th rib composition, muscle color, and palatability. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2691-2698.

Professional society activity:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
American Meat Science Association (AMSA)

Courses:
AVS 4110/6110 Animal Growth & Development
AVS 8090 Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
AVS 9910 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Websites:
http://people.clemson.edu/~sducket/