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Jolena N Waddell

Animal Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences
SMTH Room 202
901 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2089

Area of Expertise: Growth & Development, Muscle Biology, Molecular Genetics, Functional Genomics

Education: B.S. and M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Purdue University
Post-doctoral Training: Purdue University

Dr. Waddell has two assistantships available:


ANSC 10200 - Introduction to Animal Agriculture
ANSC 30100 - Animal Growth, Development and Evaluation
ANSC 35100 - Meat Science
ANSC 35101 - Meat Science Laboratory


Boilermaker Butcher Block

News Releases

A Cut Above at Purdue's Boilermaker Butcher Block - "My Indiana Home", August 2013

Campus butcher shop adding products, growing business - Purdue News, February 2012

Awards & Honors

(2013) President's Council "Best" of Back to Class Instructor. Purdue President's Council.

(2013) Teach for Tomorrow Award. Purdue University.

(2012) President's Council Back to Class Instructor. Purdue President's Council.

Selected Publications

Waddell, J. N. (in press). Animal Environment and Adaptation.. In Animal Science and Industry. (Vol. 8). New Jersey: Pearson Hall.

Korn, K. T., Lemenager, R. P., Claeys, M. C., Waddell, J. N., Engstrom, M., & Schoonmaker, J. P. (2013). Supplemental vitamin D3 and zilpaterol hydrochloride II. Effect of calcium concentrations, muscle fiber type, and calpain expression in feedlot steers.. Journal of Animal Science, 91(7), 3332-40. Retrieved from

Dhawan, D., Ramos-Vara, J. A., Hahn, N. H., Waddell, J. N., Olbricht, G. R., Zheng, R., . . . Knapp, D. W. (2013). DNMT1: An emerging target in the treatment of invasive urinary bladder cancer. Urologic Oncology, 21(8), 1761-1769. Retrieved from