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Theresa M Casey

Animal Sciences 

  • Research Associate Professor
BCHM Room 326

Education: B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Vermont

Area of Expertise: Mammary development and neoplasia, regulation of lactation


ANSC 59500 - Mammary Gland Biology and Lactation


Recent Publications

Awards and Honors

APS Select Award May 2015, American Physiological Society (APS) collection that showcases some of the best recently published articles in physiological research (article no. 1). 

Personal Information

Theresa and her husband are raising four children on a hobby farm with chickens, horses and a dog. 


Awards & Honors

(2019) Student Choice, Outstanding Service Leadership Award. College of Agriculture, Purdue University.

(2015) APSselect Award May 2015. American Physiological Society (APS).

Selected Publications

Suarez-Trujillo, A., Wernert, G., Sun, H., Steckler, T. S., Huff, K., Cummings, S., . . . Casey, T. M. (2020). Exposure to chronic light-dark phase shifts during the prepartum nonlactating period attenuates circadian rhythms, decreases blood glucose, and increases milk yield in the subsequent lactation. Journal of dairy science. doi:10.3168/jds.2019-16980

Patel, O. V., Casey, T. M., & Plaut, K. I. (2019). Profiling solute-carrier transporters in key metabolic tissues during the postpartum evolution of mammary epithelial cells from nonsecretory to secretory. Physiological Genomics, 51(11), 539-552. doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00058.2019

Harlow, K., Taylor, E. G., Casey, T. M., Hedrick, V., Sobreira, T., Aryal, U. K., . . . Stewart, K. R. (2018). Diet Impacts Pre-implantation Histotroph Proteomes in Beef Cattle. Journal of Proteome Research, 17(6), 2144-2155. doi:10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00077

Casey, T. M., Sun, H., Burgess, H. J., Crodian, J. S., Dowden, S., Cummings, S., . . . Ahmed, A. H. (2019). Delayed Lactogenesis II is Associated With Lower Sleep Efficiency and Greater Variation in Nightly Sleep Duration in the Third Trimester. Journal of Human Lactation, 089033441983099. doi:10.1177/0890334419830991

Ahmed, A. H., Hui, S., Crodian, J. S., Plaut, K. I., Haas, D., Zhang, L., & Casey, T. M. (2019). Relationship Between Sleep Quality, Depression Symptoms, and Blood Glucose in Pregnant Women. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 019394591880971. doi:10.1177/0193945918809714

Casey, T. M., Crodian, J. S., Erickson, E. M., Kuropatwinski, K., Gleiberman, A. S., & Antoch, M. (2014). Tissue-specific changes in molecular clocks during the transition from pregnancy to lactation. Biology of Reproduction, 90(6), 124.

Suarez-Trujillo, A., Chen, Y., Aduwari, C., Cummings, S., Kuang, S., Buhman, K. K., . . . Casey, T. M. (2019). Maternal high-fat diet exposure during gestation, lactation, or gestation and lactation differentially affects intestinal morphology and proteome of neonatal mice. Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.), 66, 48-60. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2019.03.014

Casey, T. M., Walker, J. F., Bhide, K., Thimmapuram, J., & Schoonmaker, J. (2018). Global transcriptional differences in myokine and inflammatory genes in muscle of mature steer progeny are related to maternal lactation diet and muscle composition. Physiological genomics, 50(10), 884-892. doi:10.1152/physiolgenomics.00060.2018

Casey, T. M., Plaut, K. I., Kalyesubula, M., Shamay, A., Sabastian, C., Wein, Y., . . . Mabjeesh, S. J. (2018). Mammary core clock gene expression is impacted by photoperiod exposure during the dry period in goats. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 46(1), 1214-1219. doi:10.1080/09712119.2018.1486317

Casey, T. M., Harlow, K., Ferreira, C. R., Sobreira, T. J., Schinckel, A. P., & Stewart, K. R. (2018). The potential of identifying replacement gilts by screening for lipid biomarkers in reproductive tract swabs taken at weaning. Journal of Applied Animal Research, 46(1), 667-676. doi:10.1080/09712119.2017.1384733

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