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Jenifer Cruickshank

Assistant Professor


Education

Ph.D., Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
MS, Animal Science, University of California, Davis, 1996
BS, Genetics, University of California, Davis, 1994

Research

Functional genomics of female reproduction, female reproductive aging, genetics of "how many babies".

Specialty areas:

  • functional genomics
  • genetics
  • reproductive biology
  • farm and companion animal biology

Publications

  • A. Brisbin, J. Cruickshank, N.S. Moïse, T. Gunn, C.D. Bustamante, J.G. Mezey. 2011. Fast, exact linkage analysis for categorical traits on arbitrary pedigree designs. Genetic Epidemiology 35(5):371-380.
  • N.J. Place and J. Cruickshank. 2010. Short photoperiod initiated during adulthood sustains reproductive function in older female Siberian hamsters more effectively than short photoperiod initiated before puberty. Biology of Reproduction 82:778-782.
  • A.N. Phalen, R. Wexler, J. Cruickshank, S-U. Park, and N.J. Place. 2010. Photoperiod-induced differences in uterine growth in Phodopus sungorus are evident at an early age when serum estradiol and uterine estrogen receptor levels are not different. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 155:115-121.
  • N.J. Place and J. Cruickshank. 2009. Graded response to short photoperiod during development and early adulthood in Siberian hamsters and the effects on reproduction as females age. Hormones and Behavior 55:390-397.
  • J. Cruickshank, R.L. Quaas, J. Li, S. Hemsley, T.M. Gunn, N.S. Moïse. 2009. Genetic Analysis of Ventricular Arrhythmia Afflicting Young German Shepherd Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 23:264-70.
  • S.R. Hackett, S-W. Jung, E. Kirkness, J. Cruickshank, K.L. Vikstrom, N.S. Moïse,and T.M. Gunn. 2007. Identification and characterization of canine microsatellite markers in cardiac genes. Animal Genetics 38:89-91.
  • W. Liu, S. Hackett, J. Cruickshank, K.L. Vikstrom, N.S. Moïse, and T.M. Gunn. 2006. Canine microsatellites associated with genes implicated in cardiac development and function. Animal Genetics 37:87.
  • J. Cruickshank, D.I. Grossman, R.K. Peng, T.R. Famula, and A.M. Oberbauer. 2005. Spatial Distribution of Growth Hormone Receptor, Insulin-like Growth Factor-I Receptor, and Apoptotic Chondrocytes During Growth Plate Development. Journal of Endocrinology 184:543-53.
  • J. Cruickshank, M.R. Dentine, P.J. Berger, and B.W. Kirkpatrick. 2004. Evidence for Quantitative Trait Loci Affecting Twinning Rate in North American Holstein Cattle. Animal Genetics 35:206-212.
  • J. Cruickshank, K.A. Weigel, M.R. Dentine, and B.W. Kirkpatrick. 2002. Indirect Prediction of Herd Life in Guernsey Dairy Cattle. Journal of Dairy Science 85:1307-1313.
  • A.M. Oberbauer, J. Cruickshank, A. Thomas, A. Stumbaugh, K.D. Evans, J.D. Murray, and A.R. Egan. 2001. Effects of Pre and Antenatal Elevated and Chronic oMt1a-oGH Transgene Expression on Adipose Deposition and Linear Bone Growth in Mice. Growth, Development & Aging 65(1):3-13.