Post Doctoral Fellow

T. Ashley Burns

T. Ashley Burns

 

Email: taberp@clemson.edu
Office: PHONE: 864-656-5160 FAX: 864-656-3131

Education:
Ph.D. Animal Science – Nutritional Physiology, Clemson University, 2011
M.S. Animal Science – Reproductive Physiology, Kansas State University, 2006
B.S. Animal Science & Dairy Science – University of Georgia, 2004

Research interest:
Nutritional regulation of energy and lipid metabolism in livestock species. In particular, molecular regulation of lipogenesis and desaturase activity in ruminant adipocytes.

Publications:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Burns, T. A., A. K. G. Kadegowda, S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, T. C. Jenkins. 2012.  Palmitoleic (16:1 cis-9) and cis-vaccenic acid (18:1 cis-11) alter lipogenesis in bovine adipocyte cultures.  Lipids. 47(12): 1143-1153.

Burns, T. A., S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, T. C. Jenkins. 2012.  Supplemental palmitoleic (C16:1 cis-9) acid reduces lipogenesis and desaturation in bovine adipocyte cultures.  J. Anim. Sci. 90: 3433-3441.

Burns, T.A., S.K. Duckett, M.C. Miller, M.L. Wahlberg.  2012.  Effects of finishing heifers on endophyte-free tall fescue, with and without grain supplementation, or alfalfa on carcass characteristics and fatty acid composition. Proceeding of the 66th Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference. 16.

Burns, M. G., T. A. Burns, J. G. Andrae, S. L. Pratt, F.N. Schrick.  2012.  Timing of exposure to toxic tall fescue negatively affects reproductive success in two- and three-year old beef cows.  Proceeding of the 66th Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference. 15.

Burns, T. A., M. C. Miller, A. K. G. Kadegowda, S. M. Calcatera, H. M. Stowe, S. K. Duckett.  2012.  Tripalmitolein infusion in finished lambs.  J. Anim. Sci. 90 (Suppl. 3): 183.

Burns, T. A., M. C. Miller, H. M. Stowe, S. M. Calcatera, S. L. Pratt, S. K. Duckett.  2012.  Subcutaneous adipose tissue gene expression in bulls fed ergot alkaloid-containing fescue seed.  J. Anim. Sci. 90 (Suppl. 3): 297.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., M. C. Miller, T. A. Burns, A. Wright, S. K. Duckett.  2012.  Nutritional milieu of preadipocytes determines the differentiating capabilities of bovine primary stromal vascular cultures.  J. Anim. Sci. 90 (Suppl. 3): 183-184.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, S. K. Duckett.  2012.  Exogenous palmitic and palmitoleic acids respond differently in stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) inhibited bovine adipocytes.  J. Anim. Sci. 90 (Suppl. 3):  543.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, N. Tharayil, S. L. Pratt, S. K. Duckett.  2012.  Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) inhibition decreases de novo fatty acid synthesis in primary bovine adipocytes.  J. Anim. Sci. 90 (Suppl. 3):  543.

Burns, T. A., C. M. Klein, S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, T. C. Jenkins. 2011. Palmitoleic acid (C16:1), not an elongation product, decreases lipogenesis and desaturation in bovine adipocyte cultures. J. Anim. Sci. 89(Suppl. 1): 244-245.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, M. Miller, S. K. Duckett. 2011. Effect of trans-palmitoleic acid (trans-C16:1 n-7) on lipid metabolism and cellular proliferation in primary bovine adipocytes. J. Anim. Sci. 89(E. Suppl. 1): ii-iii.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, S. L. Pratt, S. K. Duckett. 2011. Effect of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 inhibiters on lipid metabolism and cellular proliferation in primary bovine adipocytes. J. Anim. Sci. 89(Suppl. 1): 244.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, S. L. Pratt, S. K. Duckett. 2011. Palmitoleic acid regulation of lipid metabolism in primary bovine adipocytes could involve genes associated with fatty acid oxidation. J. Anim. Sci. 89(Suppl. 1): 557.

Duckett, S. K., M. C. Miller, T. A. Burns, M. L. Wahlberg. 2011. Effect of finishing heifers on tall fescue, tall fescue with grain, or alfalfa on: I. carcass and LM quality. J. Anim. Sci. 89(Suppl. 1): 569-570.

Duckett, S. K., M. C. Miller, T. A. Burns, M. L. Wahlberg. 2011. Effect of finishing heifers on tall fescue, tall fescue with grain, or alfalfa on: II. Fatty acid composition and lipid oxidation in ground beef. J. Anim. Sci. 89 (Suppl. 1): 570.

Pratt, S. L., T. A. Burns, E. Curry, S. K. Duckett. 2010. Expression of microRNA during bovine adipogenesis. J. Nucleic Acid Invest. 1(1): e12.

Burns, T. A., S. K. Duckett, and S. L. Pratt. 2010. Primary preadipocytes can be isolated, propagated, and differentiated from bovine intermusclar fat harvested 48 h postmortem. J. Anim. Sci. 88(E-Suppl. 2): 633.

Burns, T. A., S. K. Duckett, and S. L. Pratt. 2010. Palmitoleic acid (C16:1) changes fatty acid profiles and alters gene expression in bovine adipocyte cultures. J. Anim. Sci. 88(E-Suppl. 2): 758.

Pratt, S. L., T. A. Burns, and S. K. Duckett.  2010.  Two messenger RNA targets, Programmed Cell Death Protein 4 and Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog, of microRNA-21 are expressed in cultured bovine adipocytes.  J. Anim. Sci. 88 (E. Suppl. 2): 632.

Pratt, S. L., E. Curry, T. A. Burns, and S. K. Duckett.  2010.  MicroRNA-21 and its messenger RNA targets Programmed Cell Death Protein 4 and Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog are expressed in bovine adipose tissue.  J. Anim. Sci. 88 (E. Suppl. 2): 632.

Burns, A., V. Da Silva, A. C. Martin, M. McLellan, C. Montero, L. Ritchie, L. Steed, K. Swartzel, T. Tomich. 2010. Workshops Summary. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council Report. 22: 11-13

Hellberg, R., W. Kuldamrong, A. Burns, R. Cuthbert, V. Da Silva, K. Gui, M. Lalpuria, A. C. Martin, C. Montero, L. Ritchie, S. Shiratori, L. Steed, J. Zhao. 2010. Student Voice Report. National Agricultural Biotechnology Council Report. 22: 243-245.

Burns, A. P., S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, and S. E. Ellis. 2009. Linoleic acid changes fatty acid profiles and alters gene expression in bovine adipocyte cultures. J. Anim. Sci. 87(E-Suppl. 2): 235.

Pratt, S. L., A. P. Burns, and S. K. Duckett. 2009. Expression of microRNA in bovine preadipocytes and adipocytes. J. Anim. Sci. 87(E-Suppl. 2): 240.

Burns, A. P., S. K. Duckett, S. L. Pratt, S. E. Ellis. 2008. Effects of linoleic acid and insulin supplementation on fatty acid profiles and gene expression of differentiated, bovine preadipocytes. 6th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology. Abstract 4: 25.

Poland, T. A., J. M. Kouba, C. M. Hill, C. Armendariz, J. E. Minton, S. K. Webel. 2006. Effects of fatty acid supplementation on plasma fatty acid concentrations and characteristics of the first postpartum estrous in mares. J. Anim. Sci. 84(Suppl. 1): 393.

Professional society activity:
American Society of Animal Science Member
Student Voice Representative at National Agricultural Biotechnology Council, 2010
AVSGSA Founding Member & Treasurer, 2009-2011