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Christopher A Bidwell

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
POUL Room 117
125 S. Russell St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2042

Area of Expertise: Genetics and Molecular Biology

Education: B.S., Purdue University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of California-Davis

Research Program


ANSC 51400 - Animal Biotechnology


Bidwell, C. A. Porcine Leptin Protein, Nucleic Acid Sequences Coding Therefor and Uses Thereof. U.S. Patent No. 6,277,592. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Bidwell, C. A. Method for Production of Tetraploid Channel Catfish. U.S. Patent No. 4,697,546. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications

Bidwell, C. A., Waddell, J. N., Taxis, T. M., Yu, H., Tellam, R. L., Neary, M., & Cockett, N. E. (2014). New insights into polar overdominance in callipyge sheep. Animal Genetics, 45 Suppl 1, 51-61. doi:10.1111/age.12132

Yu, H., Waddell, J. N., Kuang, S., & Bidwell, C. A. (2014). Park7 expression influences myotube size and myosin expression in muscle. PloS One, 9(3), e92030. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092030

Bahls, M., Bidwell, C., Hu, J., Tellez, A., Kaluza, G., Granada, J., . . . Newcomer, S. (2013). Gene expression differences during the heterogeneous progression of peripheral atherosclerosis in familial hypercholesterolemic swine. BMC Genomics, 14, 443. Retrieved from

Bahls, M., Sheldon, R., Taheripour, P., Clifford, K., Foust, K., Bresilin, E., . . . Newcomer, S. (2013). Mothersäó» exercise during pregnancy programs vasomotor function in adult offspring. Experimental Physiology, 0, 15-Jan. Retrieved from http://10.1113/expphysiol.2013.075978

Tellam, R., Cockett, N., Vuocolo, T., & Bidwell, C. (2012). Genes contributing to genetic variation of muscling in sheep. Frontiers in Livestock Genomics, 3, 164.

Newcomer, S., Taheripour, P., Bahls, M., Sheldon, R., Foust, K., Bidwell, C., & Cabot, R. (2012). Impact of porcine maternal aerobic exercise training during pregnancy on endothelial cell function of offspring at birth. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 3(1), 9-Apr.

Wang, M., Yu, H., Kim, Y., Bidwell, C., & Kuang, S. (2012). Myostatin facilitates slow and inhibit fast myosin heavy chain expression during myogenic differentiation. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 426(1), 83-88.

Bidwell, C., Tellam, R., Waddell, J., Vuocolo, T., Hadfield, T., & Cockett, N. (2012). The DLK1-DIO3 Imprinted Gene Cluster and the Callipyge Phenotype in Sheep. In Livestock Epigenetics (1, 73-88). New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.

Paczkowski, M., Yuan, Y., Fleming-Waddell, J., Spurlock, D., Krisher, R., & Bidwell, C. A. (2011). Alterations in the transcriptome of porcine oocytes derived from prepubertal and cyclic females is associated with developmental potential. Journal of Animal Sciences, 89(11), 3561-71.

Bahls, M., Hu, J., Krueger, C., Reed, J., Tellez, A., Kaluza, G., . . . Bidwell, C. A. (2011). Gene expression differences in healthy brachial and femoral arteries of Rapacz familial hypercholesterolemic swine. Gene Expression Differences in Healthy Brachial and Femoral Arteries of Rapacz Familial Hypercholesterolemic Swine, 43(12), 781-8.