Ph.D. University of Maryland, Avian Physiology
M.S. University of Maryland, Avian Physiology
B.A. Westhampton College, University of Richmond, VA; English
Neurobiology and behavior, Environmental physiology, Reproductive physiology
Elston, JJ, MM Beck, SD Kachman and SE Scheideler, 2000. Laying hen behavior: 1. Effects of cage type and startle stimulus. Poultry Sci. 79:471-476.
Elston, JJ, MM Beck, MA Alodan, and V Vega-Murillo, 2000 Laying hen behavior: 2. Cage type preference and heterophil:lymphocyte ratio. Poultry Sci. 79:477-482.
Teruyama, R. and M.M. Beck, 2000. Changes associated with photoperiod and sexual status in chicken gonadotropin releasing hormones I and II (cGnRH I and II) in the brains of male quail. Cell and Tissue Research.300:412-426.
Teruyama, R. and M.M. Beck, 2001. Double immunocytochemistry of VIP and cGnRH-I in quail brain: photoperiodic effects. Cell and Tissue Research.303:403-414.
Beck, MM and JC Swanson, 2003. Value added animal agriculture: adding race and gender to the professional formula. J. Animal Sci. 2895-2903.
Hansen, KK, RJ Kittok, G. Sarath, CF Toombs, N. Caceres, and MM Beck. 2003. Estrogen receptor- populations change with age in commercial laying hens. (ARD 14068). Poultry Sci. 82:1624-1629. Note: This paper received a Graduate Student Manuscript Award, PSA, 2000
Hansen, KK, RJ Kittok, G. Garath, and MM Beck. 2004. Western immunoblotting in avian shell gland samples. 83:230-233.
Hansen, KK, MM Beck, S.E. Scheideler and E.E. Blankenship, 2004. Exogenous extrogen boosts circulating estradiol concentrations and calcium uptake by duodenal cells of heat-stressed hens. Poultry Sci. 83:895-900.
Beck, MM and KK Hansen, 2004.Role of estrogen in avian osteoporosis. Poultry Sci. 83:200-206.
Beck, MM. 2004.The Leading Object.Presidential Address, Poultry Sci. 83:1-4.
Franco-Jimenez, DJ and MM Beck, 2005. Intestinal calcium uptake, shell quality and reproductive hormone levels in three laying hen varieties after prolonged egg production. International J of Poult Sci. 4:8:518-522.
Taira, H and M. M. Beck, 2006. Activity of Three-ß-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase in Granulosa Cells Treated in Vitro with Luteinizing Hormone, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, Prolactin, or a Combination Poult.Sci. 85: 1769-1774.
Franco-Jimenez, DJ, SE Scheideler, RJ Kittok, TM Brown-Brandl, H Taira and MM Beck, 2007. Differential effects of heat stress in three strains of laying hens. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 16: doi:10.3382/japr.2005-00088.
Elnagar, SA, SE Scheideler and MM Beck, 2010.Reproductive hormones, hepatic deiodinase messenger ribonucleic acid, and vasoactive intestinal polypeptide-immunoreactive cells in hypothalamus in the heat stress-induced or chemically induced hypothyroid laying hen. Poult. Sci. 89:2001-2009.
Professional society activity:
Poultry Science Association
American Association of University Professors
Southern Poultry Science Society, Executive Secretary
FNR 499 Natural Resources Seminar
FNR 808 Graduate Seminar