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Shawn S Donkin

Agricultural Research at Purdue 

  • Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Education

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences

Awards & Honors

(2016) Animal Growth and Development Award. American Society of Animal Science.

Selected Publications

Sheldon, R., Nicole Blaize, A., Fletcher, J. A., Pearson, K., Donkin, S. S., Newcomer, S. C., & Rector, R. S. (2016). Gestational exercise protects adult male offspring from high-fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis. Journal of Hepatology, 64(1), 171-8. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2015.08.022

White, H. M., Carvalho, E. R., Koser, S. L., Schmelz-Roberts, N. S., Pezzanite, L. M., Slabaugh, A. C., . . . Donkin, S. S. (2016). Short communication: Regulation of hepatic gluconeogenic enzymes by dietary glycerol in transition dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 99(1), 812-7. doi:10.3168/jds.2015-9953

Zhang, Q., Koser, S. L., Bequette, B. J., & Donkin, S. S. (2015). Effect of propionate on mRNA expression of key genes for gluconeogenesis in liver of dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science, 98(12), 8698-709. doi:10.3168/jds.2015-9590

Blaize, A. N., Breslin, E., Donkin, S. S., Cabot, R. A., Pearson, K., & Newcomer, S. C. (2015). Maternal Exercise Does Not Significantly Alter Adult Rat Offspring Vascular Function. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47(11), 2340-6. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000000665

Qu, H., Yan, H., Lu, H., Donkin, S. S., & Ajuwon, K. (2016). Heat stress in pigs is accompanied by adipose tissue-specific responses that favor increased triglyceride storage. Journal of Animal Science, 94(5), 1884-1896. doi:10.2527/jas.2015-0084

Taheripour, P., DeFord, M. A., Arentson-Lantz, E. J., Donkin, S. S., Ajuwon, K., & Newcomer, S. C. (2014). Impact of excess gestational and post-weaning energy intake on vascular function of swine offspring. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 405. doi:10.1186/s12884-014-0405-z

Camarillo, I. G., Clah, L., Zheng, W., Zhou, X., Larrick, B. M., Blaize, N., . . . Newcomer, S. C. (2014). Maternal exercise during pregnancy reduces risk of mammary tumorigenesis in rat offspring. European Journal of Cancer Prevention : The Official Journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP), 23(6), 502-5. doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000029

Qu, H., Donkin, S. S., & Ajuwon, K. (2015). Heat stress enhances adipogenic differentiation of subcutaneous fat depot-derived porcine stromovascular cells. Journal of Animal Science, 93, 3832-3842. doi:10.2527/jas.2015-9074

Wall, E. H., Doane, P. H., Donkin, S. S., & Bravo, D. (2014). The effects of supplementation with a blend of cinnamaldehyde and eugenol on feed intake and milk production of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science, 97(9), 5709-17. doi:10.3168/jds.2014-7896

Arentson-Lantz, E. J., Buhman, K. K., Ajuwon, K., & Donkin, S. S. (2014). Excess pregnancy weight gain leads to early indications of metabolic syndrome in a swine model of fetal programming. Nutrition Research (New York, N.Y.), 34(3), 241-9. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2014.01.001

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