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Ashley Burns

Assistant Director of 4-H
Volunteer Coordinator
4-H Youth Development Program Team

Office: 2057 Barre Hall
Phone: 404-580-7984
Fax: 864-656-7595

Email: taberp@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Clemson University 2011

M.S. Animal Science & Industry
Kansas State University 2006

B.S. Animal Science & Dairy Science
University of Georgia 2004

 Profile

Ashley works closely with the State 4-H Leader and Extension Specialists, Agents, and Administration to provide statewide guidance and program development for 4-H, focusing on Natural Resources and Science Program areas. She also serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for South Carolina 4-H and provides leadership for State Fair programming. Ashley lives on a farm in Central with her husband Matt, daughter, and two dogs.

Epsilon Sigma Phi
Extension Senate, Vice President
NACAA
NAE4-HA, STEM Taskforce
SCACAA
SCAE4-HA, Program Chair

 Research Interests

Ashley's research interests focus around the impact of positive youth development programs on youth participants and adult volunteers, particularly those related to science and ag/natural resource areas.

 Extension and Outreach

Ashley provides leadership for 4-H programming in the areas of science and natural resources. Leading programs that she coordinates include 4-H2O: Exploring Watersheds, 4-H Pollinator Program and Honey Bee Project, South Carolina State Fair 4-H Exhibit, and Volunteer Leaders Symposium. She also assists with the 4-H Small Garden Project, 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project, and 4-H Engineering Challenge.

 Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Long, N. M., T. A. Burns, S. K. Duckett, D. W. Schafer. 2014. Reproductive performance and serum fatty acid profiles of underdeveloped beef heifers supplemented with saturated or unsaturated rumen bypass fat compared to an isocaloric control. Prof. Anim. Sci. 30(5): 502-509.

Long, N. M., T. A. Burns, G. Volpi Lagreca, M. Alende, S. K. Duckett. 2014. Palmitoleic acid infusion alters circulating glucose and insulin levels. J. Metabolic Synd. 3: 148.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, S. L. Pratt, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Inhibition of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 reduces lipogenesis in primary bovine adipocytes. Lipids. 48: 967-976.

Kadegowda, A. K. G., T. A. Burns, M. Miller, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Cis-9, trans-11 conjugated linoleic acid is endogenously synthesized from palmitelaidic (C16:1 trans-9) acid in bovine adipocytes. J. Anim. Sci. 91: 1614-1623.

Pratt, S. L., T. A. Burns, M. D. Owens, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Isolation of Total RNA and Detection Procedures for miRNA Present in Bovine-Cultured Adipocytes and Adipose Tissues. Methods Mol. Biol. 936: 181-194.

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., 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.

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.

Peer-Reviewed Abstracts & Reports:

Whitener, P.A. and T. A. Burns. 2017. Growing a Path to Sustainable School Gardens. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Indianapolis, IN. (accepted)

Burns, T. A., E. P. Bowers, K. R. Burch, S. Lone, M. W. Thomas. 2017. Challenging the Engineer in All of Us. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Indianapolis, IN. (accepted)

Herndon, S. and T. A. Burns. 2017. Sole Hope: Making the World a Better Place One Shoe at a Time. Volunteer Conference of Southern States. Eatonton, GA. (accepted)

Currence, R., K. R. Burch, S. Rochon, L. Lewis, T. A. Burns. 2017. Community STEM - Models for 4-H STEM Programs in Your Community. Volunteer Conference of Southern States. Eatonton, GA. (accepted)

Burns, T. A. 2017. Growing the South Carolina 4-H Volunteer Program. National Extension Conference on Volunteerism. 24.

Burns, T. A., C. S. Hucks, A. W. West. 2016. Development of the South Carolina 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. Southern Region Biennial Conference. 18.

Burns, T. A., N. M. Long, M. Alende, G. Volpi Lagreca, A. K. G. Kadegowda, M. C. Miller, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Palmitoleic (C16:1) acid alters glucose and insulin metabolism in obese lambs. Amer. Soc. Nutr.: Innovate proceedings, P12.

Burns, T. A., N. M. Long, M. Alende, G. Volpi Lagreca, A. K. G. Kadegowda, M. C. Miller, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Palmitoleic (C16:1) acid alters glucose and insulin metabolism in obese lambs. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E. Suppl. 2): 319.

Burns, T. A., A. K. G. Kadegowda, M. C. Miller, A. M. Wright, S. K. Duckett. 2013. Uptake of palmitoleic (13C16:1) acid in blood and adipose tissues of obese lambs. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E. Suppl. 2): 320.

Long , N. M., T. A. Burns, S. K. Duckett, D. W. Schafer. 2013. Reproductive performance of beef heifers supplemented with saturated or unsaturated rumen bypass fat. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E. Suppl. 2): 235.

Duckett, S. K., M. C. Miller, G. Volpi Lagreca, M. Alende, T. A. Burns, A. Wright, J. G. Andrae, N. M. Long. 2013. Effect of palmitoleic acid on body composition and adipocyte cell size in obese sheep. J. Anim. Sci. 91 (E. Suppl. 2): 319.

Duckett, S. K., T. A. Burns, M. C. Miller, K. J. Mercer, M. G. Burns, J. G. Andrae, F. N. Schrick, S. L. Pratt. 2013. Feeding ergot alkaloids to gestating ewes reduces lamb weight, organ size, and muscle mass. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., Southern Section. 50.

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.

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.

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