Dr. Rebecca Cockrum grew up on a 160 acre hobby farm in Beebe, Arkansas. Her family raised everything from beef and dairy cattle to emus. Interests in math and science combined with her love of animals to earn her a BS in Animal Science at Arkansas State University in 2004. Afterward, she obtained an externship at the St. Louis Zoo’s Endocrinology Laboratory where she performed pregnancy tests on three of the elephants; Rani, Sri, and Ellie. After her externship, Dr. Cockrum joined Kelly Scientific Resources as a Scientific Recruiter, where she insider  knowledge regarding skill attributes most desired in candidates, as well as application and interview techniques that ensure candidate success.

 

Though Dr. Cockrum enjoyed working with fellow scientists in obtaining employment, she had become interested in research. To that end, she began her graduate career at the University of Wyoming under the direction of Dr. Kristi Cammack. Her thesis research focused on identifying differentially expressed genes in ewes more or less tolerant of elevated dietary nitrate.  After completing her MS in 2009, she continued her dissertation research with focus on identifying genotypes associated with residual feed intake (feed efficiency) in sheep. During her Ph.D. research, Dr. Cockrum spent a few months in New Zealand collaborating with scientists at AgResearch Limited—an  experience that provided a more global perspective of agriculture and science.  After receiving her Ph.D. in 2012, Dr. Cockrum began a post-doctoral program with Dr. Milton Thomas who currently serves as the John E. Rouse Chair in the Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics group at Colorado State University. Dr. Cockrum’s research focused on identifying genotypes associated with tolerance to hypoxic-induced pulmonary hypertension (Brisket Disease) and bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in beef cattle.  Additionally, Dr. Cockrum organized and conducted a multi-disciplinary research project involving more than 50 scientists from University of Colorado Medical School, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Wyoming, and University of California at Davis. More than 1700 tissues were collected and the initial transcriptome profiling through RNA-Seq is underway. 

Dr. Cockrum began her academic career with the Department of Dairy Science as the Dairy Geneticist in January 2014. She is interested in conducting research that focuses on identifying markers and pathways associated with economically relevant traits in Dairy cattle for marker-assisted selection. Through her graduate and post-graduate career, Dr. Cockrum developed an enthusiasm for teaching and is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with emerging scientists.

PEER-REVIEWED

Cockrum, R. R., S. E. Speidel, R. M. Enns, M. G. Thomas. Growth relationships with hypoxic-induced pulmonary hypertension in Angus cattle. (In-progress).

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. E. Speidel, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. M. Enns. Receiving cortisol and immunoglobulin G1 predicts treatment for bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle. (In-progress).

 

Speidel, S. E., R. R. Cockrum, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. M. Enns. Bovine respiratory disease and cortisol. I. Relationship with performance receiving parameters in feedlot cattle. (In-progress).

 

R. R. Cockrum, S. E. Speidel, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. M. Enns. Bovine respiratory disease and cortisol. II. Relationship with circulating antibodies and chemokines in feedlot cattle. (In-progress).

 

Enns, R. M., S. E. Speidel, R. R. Cockrum, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. M. Enns. Bovine respiratory disease and cortisol. III. Relationships with behavior traits in feedlot cattle. (In-progress).

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. E. Speidel, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. M. Enns. Bovine respiratory disease and cortisol. I. Relationship with performance receiving parameters in feedlot cattle. (In-progress).

 

Cockrum, R. R., L. A. Rempel, S. Berry, R. H. Stobart, S. L. Lake, K. M. Cammack.  Leptin and its promoter sequence and polymorphisms within the sheep genome.  (In-progress).

 

Cockrum, R. R., L. A. Rempel, K. M. Cammack. Argininosuccinate lyase genotypes nominally associated with differential expression of sterol carrier protein 2 in sheep varying in nitrate tolerance.  Animal (In-progress)

 

Ellison, M., G. Conant, R. R. Cockrum, K. J. Austin, W. Lamberson, K. M. Cammack.  2013. Diet alters both the structure and taxonomy of the ovine gut microbial ecosystem. DNA Research. doi:10.1093/dnares/dst044.

 

Cockrum, R. R., R. H. Stobart, S. L. Lake, K. M. Cammack.  2013. Phenotypic variation in residual feed intake and performance traits in rams.  Small Ruminant Research. 113:313-322.

 

Austin, K. J., R. R. Cockrum, A. M. Jons, B. M. Alexander, K. M. Cammack. 2011.  Renin mRNA is upregulated in testes and testicular cells in response to treatment with aflatoxin B1.  Theriogenology. 77:331-337 

 

Breton, A.B., R.R. Cockrum, K.J. Austin, K.M. Cammack, S.P. Ford, B.W. Hess, G.E. Moss, P.W. Nathanielsz, and B.M. Alexander.  2011.  Hypothalamic expression of genes for appetite regulators and estrogen α, estrogen β, and leptin receptors in obese dams and their fetuses.  Animal. 5:1944-1948.

 

Rustemeyer, S.M., W.R. Lamberson, D.R. Ledoux, G.E. Rottinghaus, D.P. Shaw, R.R. Cockrum, K.L. Kessler, K.J. Austin and K.M. Cammack.  2010.  Effects of dietary aflatoxin on health and performance of growing barrows. J. Anim. Sci.  88:3624-3630.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, J. W. Kim, J. R. Garbe, S. C. Fahrenkrug, J. F. Taylor, K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Differential gene expression of ewes varying in tolerance to dietary nitrate.  J. Anim. Sci. 88:3187-3197. 

 

Cammack, K. M., C. L. Wright, K. J. Austin, P. S. Johnson, R. R. Cockrum, K. L. Kessler, and K. C. Olson. 2010. Effects of high-sulfur water and clinoptilolite on health and growth performance of steers fed forage-based diets.  J. Anim. Sci. 88:1777-1785.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, K. M. Cammack.  2009. Effect of subacute dietary nitrate on production traits and blood analytes in Suffolk ewes.  Animal-Intern. J. Anim. Biosci. 4:702-708.

 

Alexander, B. M., P. Singh, K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, P. W. Nathanielsz, S. P. Ford. 2009. Effect of maternal fatness on fetal steroids and semi-quantitative real-time PCR expression of receptor genes in sheep. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 116:58-64.

 

PROCEEDINGS

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, N. K. Pickering, R. M. Anderson, D. L. Hyndman, M. J. Bixley, K. G. Dodds, S. L. Lake, R. H. Stobart, J. C. McEwan, K. M. Cammack.  2013.  Applying genomic selection technology to the sheep industry. Western Section ASAS Proceedings 85th Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT (invited talk).

 

Speiser, L., A. M. Jons, R. R. Cockrum, K. J. Austin, K. M. Cammack. 2013. The effect of high sulfate water on expression of meat quality genes in lambs.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 85th Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT.

 

Ellison, M. J., G. Conant, W. R. Lamberson, K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack.  2013.  The effect of diet and feed efficiency status on rumen microbial profiles in sheep.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 85th Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT. 

 

Culbertson, M. M., S. E. Speidel, R. R. Cockrum, R. K. Peel, D. H. Crews, R. M. Enns.  2013.  Optimum performance testing periods for determining feed efficiency and its parameters in beef cattle.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 85th Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT.

 

Cockrum, R. R., N. K. Pickering, R. M. Anderson, D. L. Hyndman, M. J. Bixley, K. G. Dodds, R. H. Stobart, J. C. McEwan,  K. M. Cammack.  2012.  Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with feed efficiency      in rams.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 84th Annual Joint Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., N. K. Pickering, R. M. Anderson, D. L. Hyndman, M. J. Bixley, K. G. Dodds, R. H. Stobart, J. C. McEwan, K. M. Cammack. 2012.  Single nucleotide polymorphisms identified in polygenic traits through the use of         the Ovine SNP50 BeadChip.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 84th Annual Joint Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Ellison, M. J., R. R. Cockrum, K. W. Christensen, R. A. Vraspir, L. Speiser, W. J. Means, A. M. Meyer, and K. M.Cammack.  2012.  The effect of diet on feed intake traits and relationships with carcass traits in sheep.      Western Section ASAS Proceedings 84th Joint Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., R. H. Stobart, S. L. Lake, K. M. Cammack.  2011.  Evaluation of residual feed intake in rams using the GrowSafe System.  Vol. 62. Pg 11-14. Western Section ASAS Proceedings 83rd Annual Meeting, Miles City, MT. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, K. L. Kessler, S. M. Rustemeyer, W. J. Murdoch, K. M. Cammack.  2009. Breeding performance of Suffolk ewes administered subacute levels of dietary nitrate. Vol. 60. Pg 131-134.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 81st annual meeting, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, K. M. Cammack. 2008. Effects of elevated dietary nitrate on production and reproduction parameters in Suffolk ewes.  Vol. 59. Pg 332-335. Western Section ASAS Proceedings 80th Annual Meeting.  Laramie, WY.

 

Knight, C. W., K. C. Olson, C. L. Wright, K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack.  2008.  Sulfur-induced polioencephalomalacia in roughage-fed feedlot steers administered high-sulfur water.  Vol. 59. Pg 364-366.  Western Section ASAS Proceedings 80th Annual Meeting, Laramie, WY.

 

 

ABSTRACTS

Brown, R. D., S. R. Riddle, R. R. Cockrum, M. G. Thomas, K. R. Stenmark. 2014. Genomic signatures of right ventricular remodeling in neonatal calves with severe pulmonary hypertension: Implications for human pediatrics. American Thoracic Society. San Diego, CA.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, R. H. Stobart, N. K. Pickering, M. G. Thomas, J C. McEwan, K. M. Cammack.  2014. Genotypes within cellular growth and cell cycle processes associated with feed efficiency in sheep. Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Speiser, L. E., K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack. 2014. Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with feed efficiency in sheep. Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Ellison, M. J., G. Conant, W. R. Lamberson, R. R. Cockrum, K. J. Austin, K. M. Cammack. 2014. Effects of diet and feed efficiency status on rumen microbial profiles in sheep. Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. E. Speidel, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, P. Boddhireddy, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga. R. M. Enns.  2013.  Heritability and correlations of immune response parameters in cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN. 

 

Speidel, S. E., R. R. Cockrum, J. L. Salak-Johnson, C. C. L. Chase, M. G. Thomas, K. Prayaga, R. K. Peel, R. L. Weaber, H. Van Campen, G. H. Loneragan, J. J. Wagner, R. M. Enns.  2013.  Cortisol, interleukin 8, and immunoglobulin G ratios predict treatment for bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. L. Lake, R. H. Stobart, K. M. Cammack.  2013.  Ovine genomic sequence and polymorphisms present in leptin and promoter region.  Pg. 202.  Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. L. Lake, R. H. Stobart, K. M. Cammack.  2012.  Effect of concentrate versus forage diet on feed intake and reproductive traits in crossbred ewes.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting, Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., L. A. Rempel, K. M. Cammack.  2012.  Single nucleotide polymorphisms in sheep varying in tolerance to elevated dietary nitrate.  Pg 207.  Plant & Animal Genomes XX Conference, San Diego, CA. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., R. H. Stobart, S. L. Lake, K. M. Cammack. 2011 Effect of using different performance traits to estimate residual feed intake.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting.  New Orleans, LA.

 

Austin, K. J., R. R. Cockrum, K. L. Speiser, K. M. Cammack.  2011.  Caspase 3 is upregulated in murine spermatogonia and Leydig cells treated with aflatoxin B1.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting.  New Orleans, LA.  

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Determination of intrinsic tolerance for high dietary nitrate in ewes using hepatic gene expression.  American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO.

 

Austin, K. J., K. L. Speiser, A. M. Kaiser, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Renin message is up-regulated in spermatogonia and testes of male mice in response to treatment with aflatoxin B1.  American Society of Animal Science Joint National Meeting.  Denver, CO.  

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, J. R. Garbe, S. C. Fahrenkrug, J. F. Taylor, and K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Differential gene expression of ewes highly tolerant and lowly tolerant to elevated dietary nitrate.  Pg 730.  Plant & Animal Genomes XVIII Conference. San Diego, CA.

 

Austin, K. J., R. R. Cockrum, A. M. Kaiser, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Differential gene expression in the testis of adult male mice after treatment with aflatoxin B1.  American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, J. F. Taylor, J. W. Kim, S. C. Fahrenkrug, J. R. Garbe, K. M. Cammack. 2009. Differential gene expression in Suffolk ewes exposed to subacute dietary nitrate. American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

Rustemeyer, S. M., W. R. Lamberson, D. R. Ledoux, R. R. Cockrum, K. L. Kessler, K. J. Austin, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Effects of dietary aflatoxin on performance of growing barrows.  American Society of Animal Science Joint Annual Meeting.  Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, K. L. Kessler, S. M. Rustemeyer, W. J. Murdoch, K. M. Cammack. 2009. Breeding performance of Suffolk ewes administered subacute levels of dietary nitrate.  Rocky Mountain Reproductive Society Roundtable, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, J. F. Taylor, S. C. Fahrenkrug, J. R. Garbe, K. M. Cammack. 2009. Effects of subacute dietary nitrate on production and gene expression in Suffolk ewes.  Pg 27.  American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meeting. Des Moines, IA.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. M. Cammack, K. J. Austin, S. P. Ford, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, B. M. Alexander. 2008. Expression of appetite regulatory genes, receptors, and hormones in obese dams and their fetuses. Pg 108. Society for the Study of Reproduction 41st Annual Meeting. Kona, HI.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. M. Cammack, K. J. Austin, S. P. Ford, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, B. M. Alexander. 2008. Expression of appetite regulatory genes, receptors, and hormones in obese dams and their fetuses. Rocky Mountain Reproductive Society Roundtable, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, K. M. Cammack. 2008. Effects of high dietary nitrate on feed intake, weight, and plasma parameters in sheep. Pg 35. American Society of Animal Science Midwest Meeting. Des Moines, IA.

Gamma Sigma Delta - Outstanding Ph.D. Student of the Year, 2012.

Awardee - Neal A. Jorgensen Genome Travel Award, 2012.

Reproductive Biology Fellowship - M.S. and Ph.D. Assistantship, 2007-2012.

Graduate Student Director - Western Section of American Society of Animal Science, 2010-2012.

Gamma Sigma Delta - Agriculture Honor Society Member, 2009-2012.

Minority and Women - Graduate Assistantship, 2009-2010.

Graduate Student Representative - National American Society of Animal Science, 2009-2011.

President - UW Animal Science Graduate Student Association, 2008-2009.

Western Section ASAS meeting  -  Institutional Award contributor, 2009.

Midwest Section ASAS meeting - 3rd place M.S. Oral Competition, 2009.

University of Wyoming Graduate Symposium - 1st Place Poster Competition, 2008.

2013-PR      Assistant Professor - Dairy Geneticist, Dept. of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

 

2012-2013   Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 

2007-2012  Graduate Research Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

 

2006-2007  Scientific Recruiter, Kelly Scientific Resources, St. Louis, MO

 

2005            Research Intern, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO

Postdoc,   2013,   Breeding and Genetics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Ph.D.  2012,   Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 


M. S., 2009,  Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY  

B. S., 2004   Animal Science, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR     

Invited Lecturer

Plant & Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA. “Genotypes within cellular growth and cell cycle processes associated with feed efficiency in sheep” (2014).

 

Zoetis, Kalamazoo, MI. “Bovine respiratory disease: Genome wide association study” (2013).

 

Western Section American Society of Animal Science - Sheep Symposium Bozeman, MT. “Applying genomic selection technology to the sheep industry” (2013).

 

Colorado State University  –   “Molecular structure of DNA and RNA” (2013).


Colorado State University  –  “Biotechnology and Genetic Improvement” (2012).

American Sheep Industry/National Lamb Feeders Association Annual Convention, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

“Incorporating feed efficiency with selection programs in sheep” (2012).

 

University of Wyoming - “Marker-Assisted Selection Strategies in Livestock" (2012)    

 

University of Wyoming, Department of Animal Science, Laramie, WY.  “The New Zealand sheep industry” (2011).

 

USDA, Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE. “Differential gene expression in ewes varying in tolerance to subacute dietary nitrate” (2010).

 

 

Producer meeting presentations

Colorado Nutrition Roundtable                                                                                                           

“Effect of pelleted concentrate versus forage rations on residual feed intake ranking in ewes”  (2011).

“Evaluation of commercial rams for feed efficiency using the GrowSafe system”  (2010).

“Determination of intrinsic tolerance for high dietary nitrate in ewes using hepatic gene expression” (2009).                                                                                                                                                                                           

“Variation of production parameters in sheep administered subacute levels of dietary nitrate”  (2008).

“Effects of high dietary nitrate on body weight, appetite, and plasma parameters in sheep”  (2007).


Wyoming Rambouillet Association

“Evaluation of residual feed intake in rams using the GrowSafe system” (2011).                    

“Effects of residual feed intake selection in sheep”  (2010).


Wyoming Wool Growers

“Effect of subacute dietary nitrate on production parameters in Suffolk ewes”  (2009).

Cockrum, R. R., R. H. Stobart, S. L. Lake, K. M. Cammack.  2011.  Evaluation of feed efficiency in Rams using the GrowSafe System.  University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Annual Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., S. L. Lake, R. H. Stobart, C. Molle, K. M. Cammack.  2011.  Effect of pelleted concentrate versus forage diets on feed efficiency ranking in ewes.  University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Annual Report. 

 

Austin, K. J., R. R. Cockrum, K. L. Speiser, K. M. Cammack.  2011.  Caspase 3 is upregulated in murine spermatogonia and Leydig cells treated with aflatoxin B1.  University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Annual Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., as written by staff writer S. Albert.  GrowSafe research project first of its kind.  2011.  Wyoming Round-Up.                                   

     

K. Cammack and R. R. Cockrum.  UW scientists collaborate with New Zealand researchers.  2011.  REFLECTIONS.  University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., R. H. Stobart, K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Evaluation of commercial rams for feed efficiency using the GrowSafe System.  Pg. 59-60.  University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Annual Report. 

 

Austin, K. J., K. L. Speiser, R. R. Cockrum, A. M. Kaiser, K. M. Cammack.  2010.  Renin message is up-regulated in spermatogonia and testes of male mice in response to treatment with aflatoxin B1.  Pg. 78-79.  University of Wyoming Department of Animal Science Annual Report. 

 

Rustemeyer, S. M., W. R. Lamberson, D. R. Ledoux, G. E. Rottinghaus, D. P. Shaw, R. R. Cockrum, K. L. Kessler, K. J. Austin, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Effects of dietary aflatoxin on health and performance in growing barrows.  Pg. 20-24.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Kessler, K. L., K. C. Olson, C. L. Wright, K. J. Austin, K. McInnerney, P. S. Johnson, R. R. Cockrum, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Effects of high-sulfur water on hepatic gene expression of steers fed forage-based diets.  Pg. 37-40.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, J. W. Kim, J. R. Garbe, S. C. Fahrenkrug, J. F. Taylor, P. A. Ludden, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Subacute dietary nitrate effects on differential gene expression in highly tolerant and lowly tolerant ewes.  Pg. 48-53.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, W. Murdoch, S. M. Rustemeyer, K. L. Kessler, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Breeding performance of Suffolk ewes administered subacute levels of dietary nitrate.  Pg. 85-89.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Austin, K. J., R. R. Cockrum, A. M. Kaiser, K. M. Cammack.  2009.  Differential gene expression in the testis of adult male mice after treatment with aflatoxin B1.  Pg. 90-92.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden. J. F. Taylor, K. M. Cammack.  2008.  Effects of elevated dietary nitrate on production and gene expression in Suffolk ewes.  Pg. 22- 26.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. M. Cammack, K. J. Austin, S. P. Ford, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, B. M. Alexander.  2008.  Expression of appetite regulatory genes, receptors, and hormones in obese dams and their fetuses.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cammack, K. M., K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum.  2008.  Efects of aflatoxicosis on fertility in male and female mice and subsequent differential gene expression in tolerant mice.  Pg 116.  Research Brief.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report. 

 

Cockrum, R. R., K. J. Austin, P. A. Ludden, J. F. Taylor, K. M. Cammack.  2007.  Effects of high dietary nitrate on feed intake, weight change, and plasma parameters in sheep.  Pg 18-20.  University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report.

 

Singh, P., K. J. Austin, R. R. Cockrum, B. W. Hess, G. E. Moss, S. P. Ford, B. A. Alexander.  2007.  Maternal nutrition influences expression of fetal steroids and their receptors.  Pg 109-111. University of Wyoming Annual Animal Science Research Report.

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Dr. Rebecca Cockrum

Assistant Professor
Department of Dairy Science
2090 Litton-Reaves Hall
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061

 

rcockrum@vt.edu
(540) 231-1568

Professional Affliations

American Society of Animal Science

 

Society for the Study of Reproduction