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Refereed articles or reviews

Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, G. A. Franco, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, P. Myer, and K. G. Pohler.  2019.  Uterine and vaginal bacterial community diversity prior to artificial insemination between pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum cows.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(10):4298-4304.

Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, G. A. Franco, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, P. Myer, and K. G. Pohler.  2019.  Bacterial taxonomic composition of the postpartum bovine uterus and vagina prior to artificial insemination.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(10):4305-4313.

Dantas, F., F. Oliveira, R. Carvalho, G. Franco, S. Reese, C. Abbott*, R. R. Payton*, J. L. Edwards, J. Russell, J. K. Smith, and K. Pohler.  2019.  Effect of complexed trace minerals on cumulus-oocyte complex recovery and embryo production in beef cattle.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(4):1478-1490.

Abbott, C. R.*, A. M. Saxton, L. A. Rispoli, R. R. Payton*, K. Pohler, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  An in vivo model to assess the thermoregulatory response of lactating Holsteins to an acute heat stress event occurring after a pharmacologically-induced LH surge.  Journal of Thermal Biology, 78:247-256.

Campen, K.*, C. R. Abbott*, L. A. Rispoli*, R. R. Payton*, and A. M. Saxton.  2018.  Heat stress impairs gap junction communication and cumulus function of bovine oocytes.  Journal of Reproduction and Development, 64(5):385-392.

Payton, R. R.*, L. A. Rispoli, K. A. Nagel*, C. Gondro, A. M. Saxton, B. H. Voy, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  Mitochondrial-related consequences of heat stress exposure during bovine oocyte maturation persist in early embryo development.  Journal of Reproduction and Development, 64(3):243-251.

Reese, S. T., M. H. C. Pereira, J. L. Edwards, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Pregnancy diagnosis in cattle using pregnancy associated glycoprotein concentration in circulation at day 24 gestation.  Theriogenology, 106:178-185.

Roper, D. A., F. N. Schrick, J. L. Edwards, F. M. Hopkins, T. M. Prado, J. B. Wilkerson, A. M. Saxton, C. D. Young, and W. B. Smith.  2018.  Factors in cattle affecting embryo transfer pregnancies in recipient animals.  Animal Reproduction Science, 199:79-83.

Green, M. A., B. Whitlock, J. L. Edwards, E. J. Scholljegerdes, and J. T. Mulliniks.  2017.  Rumen-protected arginine alters blood flow parameters and luteinizing hormone concentration in cyclic beef cows consuming toxic endophyte-infected tall fescue seed.  Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 95, Issue 4, April 2017, Pages 1537–1544.

Young, C. D., F. N. Schrick, K. Pohler, A. M. Saxton, F. DiCroce, D. A. Roper, J. B. Wilkerson, and J. L. Edwards.  2017.  Short communication: A reproductive tract scoring system to manage fertility in dairy cows.  Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 100, Issue 7, July 2017, p. 5922-5927.

Goodwin, M. R.*, L. A. Rispoli*, R. R. Payton*, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2016.  Developmental consequences of supplementing with matrix metallopeptidase-9 during in vitro maturation of heat-stressed bovine oocytes.  Journal of Reproduction and Development, 62(6):553-560.

Hooper, L.M.*, R. R. Payton, L. A. Rispoli, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2015.  Impact of Heat Stress on Germinal Vesicle Breakdown and Lipolytic Changes during In Vitro Maturation of Bovine Oocytes.  Journal of Reproduction and Development, 61(5):459-64.

Payton, R.*, F. N. Schrick, T. Wilson*, R. L. Donnell, and J. L. Edwards.  2015.  Development of bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer clones constructed with maternal (autologous) oocyte cytoplasm (ooplasts).  International Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3(1). Open Access ISSN:2320-3730.

Giordano J.O., J. L. Edwards, F. Di Croce, D. A. Roper, N. R. Rohrbach, A. M. Saxton, T. M. Prado, and F. N. Schrick.  2013.  Ovulatory follicle dysfunction in lactating dairy cows after giving Folltropin-V at the onset of luteolysis.  Theriogenology, 79(8):1210-1217.

Rispoli, L. A., R. R. Payton*, C. Gondro, A. M. Saxton, K. Nagle*, B. Jenkins*, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2013.  Heat Stress effects on the cumulus cells surrounding the bovine oocyte during maturation: altered matrix metallopeptidase 9 and progesterone production.  Reproduction, 146(2):193-207.

Schrick, F. N., J. P. Harris, J. L. Edwards, J. C. Waller, and F. M. Hopkins.  2012.  Nutritional influences on reproduction: effects of endophyte-infected tall fescue on beef cattle performance.  Clinical Theriogenology, 4(3):288-293.

Payton, R. R., L. A. Rispoli, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2011.  Impact of Heat Stress Exposure during Meiotic Maturation on Oocyte, Surrounding Cumulus Cell, and Embryo RNA Populations.  J. Reproduction Development 57(4):481-91-Open Access.

Rispoli, L. A.*, J. L. Lawrence*, R. R. Payton*, A. M. Saxton, G. E. Schrock*, F. N. Schrick, B. Middlebrooks, J. Parrish, and J. L. Edwards.  2011.  Disparate consequences of heat stress exposure during meiotic maturation: Embryo development after chemical activation versus fertilization of bovine oocytes.  Reproduction, 142:831-843.

Payton, R.R.*, L. A. Rispoli, and J. L. Edwards.  2010.  General features of certain RNA populations from gametes and cumulus cells.  Journal of Reproduction and Development Dec;56(6):583-92-Open Access.

Edwards, J. L., Bogart, A. N., L. A. Rispoli, A. M. Saxton, and F. N. Schrick.  2009.  Developmental competence of bovine embryos from heat-stressed ova.  Journal of Dairy Science 92(2): 563-570.

Stewart, Jr., C. N., and J. L. Edwards.  2008.  How to teach research ethics: two scientists – neither bioethicists – describe the best course they’ve ever taught.  The Scientist February Issue page. 27. (http://writedit.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/how-to-teach-research-ethics/).

Schrock G.E.*, A. M. Saxton, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2007.  Early In Vitro Fertilization Improves Development Of Bovine Ova Heat Stressed During In Vitro Maturation.  Journal of Dairy Science 90:4297-4303.

Book chapters or books

Edwards, J. L., and F. N. Schrick.  2015.  Cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer.  Bovine Reproduction, hard copy book published during reporting period Pages 771-783, Chapter 82, in Bovine Reproduction, First Edition, editor Richard M. Hopper; 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Di Croce, F., A. M. Saxton, D.E. Casanova, J. L. Edwards, and F. N. Schrick.  2010.  Genetic Parameter Estimation for Embryo Transfer Traits.  Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food. Pp. 216-219.

Bulletins, reports, circulars, pamphlets, factsheets

Schrick, F. N., F. M. Hopkins, T. M. Prado, J. L. Edwards, and J. C. Waller.  2009.  Semen quality of bulls grazing tall fescue pastures.  SERAIEG-8 Annual Report. Lake barkley State Resort Park, KY. 4-6 Oct. pp. 135-136.

Schrick, F. N., J. L. Edwards, J. C. Waller, and F. M. Hopkins.  2009.  Forage effects on animal reproduction.  Tennessee Forage and Grassland Council, 2009 Annual Meeting.

Popular press, trade, UTIA magazine or newsletter articles

Schrick, F. N., J. L. Edwards, J. L. Rhinehardt, and F. M. Hopkins.  2011.  Managing the calving season and reproduction to increase marketing options.  The Beef Blog, Purdue Animal Sciences, http://purduephil.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/managing-the-calving-season-and-reproduction-to-increase-marketing-options/.

Abstracts from scientific or discipline meetings, papers from conference proceedings

Akter, A., E. Eckelkamp, J. L. Edwards, C. C. Okafor, G. M. Pighetti, J. M. Caldwell, P. Myer, and L. Schneider.  2019.  Differentiation of the nasopharyngeal microbiomes in stocker calves experiencing BRD-associated activity change.  UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Ault, T. B., B. A. Clemmons, S. T. Reese, F. G. Dantas, L. Schneider, T. P. L. Smith, J. L. Edwards, and P. Myer.  2019.  Bacterial communities of the uterus and vagina between resulting pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum beef cows.  Journal of Animal Science, 97(Supplement 2)49. ASAS Midwest Annual Meeting. Omaha, NE.

Harrison, T. D., K. J. Brandt, R. R. Payton, L. Schneider, P. Myer, J. Rhinehart, L. A. Rispoli, J. L. Edwards, and K. McLean.  2019.  The effects of protein supplementation on concentrations of angiogenic cytokines and miscellaneous chemokines during heifer development.  UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

Abbott, C. R.*, A. M. Saxton, B. T. Walker, C. R. Long, L. A. Rispoli, R. R. Payton*, R. O. Filho, F. G. Dantas, K. A. Campen*, R. Carvalho, K. Pohler, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  Thermoregulatory response of lactating Holsteins to an acute heat stress after a pharmacologically-induced LH surge.  American Dairy Science Association.

Bartenslager, Z., L. G. Strickland, F. D. Kirkpatrick, J. L. Edwards, K. Pohler, A. M. Saxton, L. Schneider, J. K. Smith, and F. N. Schrick.  2018.  Occurrence of proximal droplets in performance-tested beef bulls.  Proceedings Theriogenology Conference.

Campen, K. A.*, C. R. Abbott*, L. A. Rispoli, R. R. Payton*, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  Heat-induced perturbations in gap junction transfer are associated with accelerated chromatin condensation in maturing bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes.  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Dantas, F. G., R. V. Oliveira, R. S. Carvalho, G. A. Franco, S. T. Reese, C. R. Abbott, R. R. Payton, J. Russell, J. L. Edwards, J. K. Smith, and K. Pohler.  2018.  Effect of complexed trace minerals on oocyte and embryo production in beef cattle.  IETS.

Klabnik-Bradford, J. L.*, R. R. Payton*, L. A. Rispoli, K. Pohler, C. R. Abbott*, C. Bloomer, L. K. Christenson, M. L. Huff, M. E. Staton, A. M. Saxton, A. M. Saxton, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  Heat-induced hyperthermia impacts the transcriptome of cumulus and mural granulosa cells in the periovulatory follicle in lactating dairy cows.  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Lee, A., G. M. Pighetti, R. Grant, J. L. Edwards, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Short-term stocking, heat stress, or combination on the welfare of lactating dairy cows.  American Dairy Science Association.

Lee, A., G. M. Pighetti, R. Grant, J. L. Edwards, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Measuring the effects of short-term heat stress, overstocking, or combination on welfare of lactating dairy cows.  International Society of Applied Ethology.

Lee, A., G. M. Pighetti, R. Grant, J. L. Edwards, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Measuring the effects of short-term heat stress, overstocking, or combination on welfare of lactating dairy cows.  3rd Annual Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Symposium, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Lee, A.R., G. M. Pighetti, R. J. Grant, J. L. Edwards, and P. D. Krawczel.  2018.  Measuring the effects of short-term heat stress, overstocking, or combination on welfare of lactating dairy cows.  Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Page 114 in in Proceedings of the 52nd International Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Rispoli, L. A.*, K. Pohler, C. R. Abbott*, S. Russell, R. Jordan, R. I. Somiari, F. N. Schrick, and J. L. Edwards.  2018.  Heat-induced hyperthermia impacts the follicular fluid proteome of the periovulatory follicle in lactating dairy cows.  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Hadziabdic, D., N. R. Bumgarner, F. Critzer, J. L. Edwards, L. I. Muller, C. A. Stephens, M. Velandia, A. Ludwig, R. Trout Fryxell, H. Kelly, B. Ownley, K. Lewis, D. D'Souza,, J. M. DeBruyn, A. L. Wszelaki, J. Logan, K. Jones. S. Jean-Philippe, E. Willcox, M. Prado, and L. A. Duncan.  2017.  Fostering aGIRLculture: STEM camp solving the grand challenges of the 21st century.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society.

Madureira, A. M. L., G. A. Franco, T. G. Guida, J. L. Edwards, F. N. Schrick, J. L. M. Vasconcelos, R. L. A. Cerri, and K. Pohler.  2017.  Effect of size and position of the reproductive tract on concentrations of bovine pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGS) and the relationship with pregnancy per artificial insemination and pregnancy.  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Rispoli, L. A., A. Schweighart, Z. Dye, F. Knightly, E. Peterson, P. Flora, C. Neatour, B. Whitebread, J. L. Edwards, and K. Terrell.  2017.  Preliminary evidence for the production of anti-sperm antibodies and a link to infertility in captive African elephants (Loxodonta africana).  38th Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference.

Rispoli, L. A., Z. Dye, A. Schweighart, F. Knighty, J. L. Edwards, and K. Terrell.  2017.  Preliminary evidence for the production of anti-sperm antibodies and a link to infertility in captive African elephants (Loxodonta Africana).  Society for Study of Reproduction.

Payton, R. R., L. A. Rispoli, K. A. Nagle*, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2016.  Elevated temperature during bovine oocyte maturation alters mitochondrial activity.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 28(1-2):abstr196.

Rispoli, L. A., R. R. Payton, C. Gondro, A. M. Saxton, and J. L. Edwards.  2016.  Heat stress alters the transcriptome of maturing bovine oocytes.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 28(1-2):abstr195.

Giraldo, A.M., D. Hylan, R. Payton, and J. L. Edwards.  2015.  Seasonal changes in oocyte morphology and developmental competence in domestic sow.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development.

Harris, J. P., J. L. Edwards, L. A. Rispoli, N. R. Rohrbach, T. M. Prado, A. M. Saxton, and F. N. Schrick.  2014.  Motility characteristics of spermatozoa from bulls grazing tall fescue pastures.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 26(1):abstr.13.

Rispoli, L. A.*, M. Goodwin*, and J. L. Edwards.  2014.  Developmental competence of bovine oocytes after addition of matrix metallopeptidase-9 during in vitro maturation.  Biology of Reproduction.

Harris, J. P., J. L. Edwards, L. A. Rispoli, R. R. Payton, N. R. Rohrbach, T. M. Prado, J. C. Waller, A. M. Saxton, and F. N. Schrick.  2012.  Fertilization characteristics of spermatozoa from bulls grazing tall fescue pastures.  Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 24:202-203.

Rispoli, L. A.*, R. R. Payton*, B. W. Middlebrooks*, and J. L. Edwards.  2011.  Consequences of heat stress during meiotic maturation may be mediated in part by effects on surrounding cumulus cells.  Biology of Reproduction, Special Issue 84(Suppl 1):302.

Schrick, F. N., J. C. Waller, F. M. Hopkins, and J. L. Edwards.  2010.  Effect of Tall Fescue on Fertility in Beef Cattle.  Proceedings of East Tennessee Research and Education Center Beef and Forage Field Day.

Schrick, F. N., J. L. Edwards, and F. M. Hopkins.  2010.  The dirtiest four letter word in beef production.  Proceedings of the Northeast Beef Expo Greeneville, TN.

Payton R.R.*, L. A. Rispoli, and J. L. Edwards.  2009.  Differential gene expression in cumulus cells of developmentally-competent versus challenged bovine oocytes.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):195.

Roper D.A., F.N. Scenna, A. M. Saxton, J. L. Edwards, N. R. Rohrbach, and F. N. Schrick.  2009.  Pregnancy retention of bovine recipients following transfer of embryos exposed to a prostaglandin F2á receptor antagonist during collection.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):171.

Schuenemann, G.M., J. L. Edwards, L. A. Rispoli, N. R. Rohrbach, A. M. Saxton, and F. N. Schrick.  2009.  Impact of culture environment on colony formation of cells isolated from testes of prepubertal and adult bulls.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):240.

Ward A.M.*, F. N. Schrick, R.R. Payton, E. Peioxoto, and J. L. Edwards.  2009.  Development of heat-stressed ova matured in the presence of a prostaglandin F2á antagonist.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 21(1):226.

Young, C. D., F. A. Di Croce, D. A. Roper, H. D. Moorehead, K. C. Lamar, D. L. Johnson, L. M. Bauer, N. R. Rorhbach, J. L. Edwards, and F. N. Schrick.  2009.  Application of a reproductive tract scoring system in lactating dairy cattle.  Proceedings of the University of Tennessee Comparative & Experimental Medicine and Public Health Res, : 26.

Edwards, J. L., A. Bogart, L. A. Rispoli, F. Scenna, G. Schrock, T. J. Wilson, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Application of heat stress during oocyte maturation increases susceptibility of preattachment bovine embryos to heat stress.  Biol. Reprod. Special Issue p. 176.

Giordano J.O., J. L. Edwards, G.M. Schuenemann, N. R. Rohrbach, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Strategies to increase ovulatory follicle size and reduce ovulation time in lactating dairy cows.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):87.

Payton R.R.*, L. A. Rispoli, and J. L. Edwards.  2008.  Total RNA and transcript abundance in heat-stressed bovine oocytes and surrounding cumulus.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):172.

Prado, T. M., F. N. Scenna, J. L. Edwards, D. A. Roper, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Pregnancy rates of recipient animals following administration of PGF2á receptor blocker antagonist to collection medium during embryo recovery.  Proceedings of the AABP 41st Annual Convention. P. 218.

Scenna F.N., J. L. Edwards, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Detrimental effects of prostaglandin F2á on in vitro embryo development in bovine are inhibited by a receptor antagonist.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):153.

Scenna F.N., J. L. Edwards, G.M. Schuenemann, D.A. Roper, and F. N. Schrick.  2008.  Pregnancy rates of recipient animals following application of a selective prostaglandin F2α receptor antagonist during embryo recovery.  Reprod. Fertil. Dev. 20(1):154.

Schrick, F. N., F. M. Hopkins, J. L. Edwards, J. C. Waller, and T. M. Prado.  2007.  Semen Quality of Bulls Grazing Tall Fescue Pastures.  SERAIEG- 8 Annual Report. Wilderville, TN. 15-16 Oct. pp. 155-156.

Schrick, F. N., G. M. Schuenemann, J. C. Waller, F. M. Hopkins, and J. L. Edwards.  2007.  Fertility of Beef Cattle Grazing Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue Pastures.  Sectional Proceedings; National Cattlemen’s Association Cattle College (Nashville, TN; January 2007).

Schrick, F. N., J.P. Harris, J. L. Edwards, J. C. Waller, and F. M. Hopkins.  2011.  Nutritional influences on reproduction: Effects of endophyte-infected tall fescue on beef cattle performance.  Pages 273-280 in Proceedings of the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle. Joplin, Missouri.  (invited)

Schrick, F. N., S. P. Oliver, and J. L. Edwards.  2011.  Mastitis during early lactation alters reproductive performance of dairy cows. Invited Review.  Albéitar 145: 14-17.  (invited)

Edwards, J. L., F. N. Schrick, and F. M. Hopkins.  2010.  The making of a calf.  Proceedings of the Applied Reproductive Strategies Meeting, Nashville, TN pp 1-10.  (invited)

Schrick, F. N., J. L. Edwards, J. C. Waller, and F. M. Hopkins.  2010.  Nutritional Influences on Reproduction: Effects of Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue.  Applied Reproductive Strategies Conference Proceedings. Nashville, TN. Pp. 246-253.  (invited)

Edwards, J. L.  2008.  Challenges of improving dairy cow fertility during summer heat stress: An ovum’s perspective.  J. Dairy Sci. 90:E-Supplement 1. (Abstract of Invited talk for ADSA/ASAS).  (invited)

Schrick, F. N., F.N. Scenna, J. L. Edwards, D.A. Roper, A. M. Saxton, and M.E. Hockett.  2008.  Pregnancy rates of transferred embryos following addition of a prostaglandin F2á receptor blocker to collection media.  Proceedings of the American Embryo Transfer Association/ Canadian Embryo Transfer Association Meeting, Kansas City, MO. Pp. 1-9.  (invited)

Theses/Dissertations completed by directed students

Abbott, C.*  2018.  Thermoregulatory responses of lactating dairy cows to an acute heat stress after a pharmacologically-induced LH surge.  M.S. Thesis.

Orr, S.*  2015.  Efficacy of extending the voluntary waiting period in lactating dairy cows to improve fertility of sex-sorted semen.  M.S. Thesis.

Goodwin, M*  2014.  Impact of matrix metallopeptidase-9 supplementation during in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes.  M.S. Thesis.

Hooper, L*  2014.  Impact of heat stress on germinal vesicle breakdown and lipolytic changes during in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes.  M.S. Thesis.

MacDougal, M.*  2012.  Adipose Tissue’s Potential Role as a Reproductive or Lactation Endocrine Gland.  M.S. Thesis.

Nagle, K.A.*  2011.  Assessing mitochondrial activity in embryos from heat-stressed oocytes.  Thesis, December 2011.

Peixoto, E.*  2010.  The challenges of making a blastocyst-stage embryo: impact of heat stress & technical factors associated with IVP procedures.  Thesis, August 2010.

Ward, A. M.*  2008.  Impact of a PGF2á Receptor Antagonist During Oocyte Maturation and Early Embryo Development.  M.S. Thesis, (J. L. Edwards, F. N. Schrick, Co-advisors).

Bogart, A. N.*  2007.  Heat-Induced Perturbations During Oocyte Maturation Carry Over To Increase Susceptibility Of Preattachment Embryos To Heat Stress.  M.S. Thesis.

Giordano, J. O.*  2007.  Strategies To Increase Ovulatory Follicle Size And Reduce Ovulation Time In Lactating Dairy Cows.  M.S. Thesis, (Co-advisors).

Schrock, G. E.*  2007.  Blastocyst Development Of Control And Heat-Stressed Bovine Oocytes Undergoing IVF At Different Times.  M.S. Thesis.

Payton, R. R.*  2009.  Direct effects of heat stress during meiotic maturation on bovine oocyte and cumulus RNA.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Dissertation, December 2009.

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* Janice Edwards served as major professor for this author.