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Shawn S Donkin

Animal Sciences 

  • Professor of Animal Sciences
LILY Room 3-227

College of Agriculture Administration 

  • Asst Dean & Assc Dir Res & Grad Ed/Prof

Area of Expertise: Ruminant Nutrition and Physiology

Education: B.S., McGill University; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Post-doctoral Training: The Pennsylvania State University; University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Program

Awards & Honors

(2011) Associate editor, Ruminant Nutrition. Canadian J Animal Science.

(2011) Associate editor, Ruminant Nutrition Section. J Animal Science.

(2010) Outstanding Teacher. Department of Animal Sciences.

(2010) Pfizer Animal Health Physiology Award. American Dairy Science Association.

(2009) Dean’s Team Award. College of Agriculture.

(2009) Outstanding Graduate Mentor. Department of Animal Sciences.

(2009) Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor. Department of Animal Sciences.

(2008) Outstanding Graduate Mentor. Purdue University, Department of Animal Sciences.

(2008) Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor. Purdue University, Department of Animal Sciences.

(2005) ANSC Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor, 2002. Department of Animal Sciences.

Selected Publications

Zheng, W., Tayyari, F., Gowda, G., Raftery, D., McLamore, E., Shi, J., Porterfield, D., . . . Teegarden, D. (2013). 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D regulation of glucose metabolism in Harvey-ras transformed MCF10A human breast epithelial cells. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol., 138, 81-9.

Zheng, W., Tayyari, F., Gowda, G., Raftery, D., McLamore, E., Porterfield, D., Donkin, S., . . . Teegarden, D. (2013). Altered glucose metabolism in Harvey-ras transformed MCF10A cells.. Mol Carcinog., 2013. Retrieved from http://doi: 10.1002/mc.22079

Donkin, S., Doane, P., & Cecava, M. (2013). Expanding the role of crop residues and biofuel co-products as ruminant feedstuffs.. Animal Frontiers, 3, 54-60.

Oh, J., Hristov, A., Lee, C., Cassidy, T., Heyler, K., Varga, G., Pate, J., . . . Bravo, D. (2013). Immune and production responses of dairy cows to postruminal supplementation with phytonutrients. J Dairy Sci., 96, 7830-43.

Grala, T., Roche, J., Kay, J., Ruis, A., White, H., Donkin, S., Littlejohn, M., . . . Snell, C. (2013). The expression of genes involved in hepatic metabolism is altered by temporary changes to milking frequency. J Dairy Sci, 96. Retrieved from http://doi: 10.3168/jds.2013-7321

Larrick, B., Donkin, S., & Teegarden, D. (2013). Vitamin D and Insulin Sensitivity. In Handbook of vitamin D in human health (Vol. 1st, pp. 503-527). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Carvalho, E., Schmelz-Roberts, N., White, H., Wilcox, C., Eicher, S., & Donkin, S. (2012). Feeding behaviors of transition dairy cows fed glycerol as a replacement for corn.. J Dairy Sci., 95, 7214-7224.

Zou, M., Arentson, E., Teegarden, D., Koser, S., Onyskow, L., & Donkin, S. (2012). Fructose consumption during pregnancy and lactation induces fatty liver and glucose intolerance in rats.. Nutr Res., 32, 588-598.

White, H., Koser, S., & Donkin, S. (2012). Gluconeogenic enzymes are differentially regulated by fatty acid cocktails in Madin-Darby bovine kidney cells.. J Dairy Sci., 95, 1249-1256.

Carrillo, A., Flynn, M., Pinkston, C., Markofski, M., Jiang, Y., Donkin, S., & Teegarden, D. (2012). Impact of vitamin D supplementation during a resistance training intervention on body composition, muscle function, and glucose tolerance in overweight and obese adults.. Clin Nutr., 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031.