Scott T. Willard

Scott T. Willard

Associate Dean, CALS

Phone: (662) 325-0233


Mailing Address:
Box 9760
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Courses:
  • BCH 1001 Intro to Biochemistry

Publications

  • Williams, C. L., K. Dill-McFarland, D. L. Sparks, A. J. Kouba, S. T. Willard, G. Suen, A. E. Brown. 2018. Dietary changes during weaning shape the gut microbiota of red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). Conservation Physiology 6(1). Download
  • Durfey, C. L., D. D. Devost-Burnett, S. Liao, C. S. Steadman, M. A. Crenshaw, H. J. Clemente, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan, J.-M. Nguekam Feugang. 2017. Nanotechnology-based selection of boar spermatozoa: growth development and health assessments of produced offspring. Livestock Science 205:137-142. Download
  • Graham, K., M., A. J. Kouba, C. J. Langhorne, R. M. Marcec, S. T. Willard. 2016. Biological sex identification in the endangered dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosa): A comparison of body size measurements, secondary sex characteristics, ultrasound imaging, and urinary hormone analysis methods. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 14(1):41. Download
  • Ruth, M., A. J. Kouba, L. Zhang, H.-X. Zhang, Q. Wang, H. Zhao, W. Jiang, S. T. Willard. 2016. Surgical implantation of coelomic radiotransmitters and postoperative survival and tracking of Chinese Giant Salamanders (Andrias davidianus) following reintroduction. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(1):187-195. Download
  • Vasquez, E. S., P. L. Ryan, S. T. Willard, J. M. Feugang, K. B. Walters. 2016. Bioluminescent magnetic nanoparticles as potential imaging agents for mammalian spermatozoa. Journal of Nanobiotechnology 14:20. Download
  • Williams, C. L., K. A. Dill-McFarland, M. W. Vandewege, D. L. Sparks, S. T. Willard, A. J. Kouba, G. Suen, A. E. Brown. 2016. Dietary shifts may trigger dysbiosis and mucous stools in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Frontiers in Microbiology 7:661. Download
  • Zhang, L., W. Jiang, Q. J. Wang, H. Zhao, H. X. Zhang, R. M. Marcec, S. T. Willard, A. J. Kouba. 2016. Reintroduction and Post-Release Survival of a Living Fossil: The Chinese Giant Salamander. PloS One 11(6):e0156715. Download
  • Calatayud, N. E., C. J. Langhorne, A. C. Mullen, C. L. Williams, T. Smith, A. J. Kouba, S. T. Willard. 2015. A hormone priming regimen and hibernation affect oviposition in the boreal toad (Anaxyrus boreas boreas). Theriogenology 84(4):600-607. Download
  • Christian, A. L., K. K. Knot, C. K. Vance, J. F. Falcone, L. L. Bauer, G. C. Fahey, S. T. Willard, A. J. Kouba. 2015. Nutrient and mineral composition during shoot growth in seven species of Phyllostachys and Pseudosasa bamboo consumed by giant panda. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 99(6):1172-1183. Download
  • Nguekam Feugang, J.-M., J. C. Rodriguez-Munoz, D. S. Dillard, M. A. Crenshaw, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan. 2015. Beneficial effects of relaxin on motility characteristics of stored boar spermatozoa. BMC Biology - Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 13(24). Download
  • Nguekam Feugang, J.-M., J. M. Greene, H. L. Sanchez-Rodriguez, J. V. Stokes, M. A. Crenshaw, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan. 2015. Profiling of relaxin and its receptor proteins in boar reproductive tissues and spermatozoa. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 13:46. Download
  • Nguekam Feugang, J.-M., R. C. Youngblood, J. M. Greene, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan. 2015. Self-illuminating quantum dots for non-invasive bioluminescence imaging of mammalian gametes. Journal of Nanobiotechnology 13:38. Download
  • Nguekam Feugang, J.-M., S. Liao, M. A. Crenshaw, H. Clemente, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan. 2015. Lectin-functionalized magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for reproductive improvement. Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro 3(2):145.
  • Feugang, J.M., R.C. Youngblood, S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan. 2013. Potential use of conjugated quantum dot nanoparticles for bio-labeling of mammalian gametes. Journal of Reproduction and Development, 26:1:187. Download
  • Sanchez, H.L., R.C. Vann, R.C. Youngblood, E. Baravik-Munsell, D.L. Christiansen, S.T. Willard, and P.L. Ryan. 2013. Evaluation of pulsatility index and diameter of the jugular vein and superficial body temperature as physiological indices of temperament in weaned beef calves: Relationship with serum cortisol concentrations, rectal temperature, and sex. Livestock Science 151(2-3):228-237. Download
  • Feugang, J.M., R.C. Youngblood, J. Greene, A. Fahad, W. Monroe, S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan. 2012. Application of quantum dot nanoparticles for potential non-invasive bio-imaging of mammalian spermatozoa. Journal of Nanobiotechnology 10:45. Download
  • Feugang, J.M., S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan. 2012. Manipulation of mammalian gametes and embryos: What are we learning from animal settings. Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro 2:e114. Download
  • Williams, C., S.T. Willard, A. Kouba, D.L. Sparks, W.E. Holmes, J.F. Falcone, C.H. Williams, A.E. Brown. 2012. Dietary Shifts Affect the Gastronintestinal Microflora of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. Download
  • Zhang, H.X., J.Z. Shen, H. Zhao, J. Wang, A. Kouba, S.T. Willard. 2012. Water temperature of ecological imitated breeding of parent andrias davidanus in Qinba Mountains. Journal of Hydroecology 33(1):97-102.
  • Burdick, N.C., L.E. Hulbert, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, J.A. Carroll, T.H. Welsh, Jr, R.D. Randel. 2011. The influence of temperment on increases in body temperature and secretion of cortisol and epinephrine in bulls in response to transportation. Livestock Science 139(3):213-221. Download
  • Feugang, J.M., J.C. Rodriguez-Munoz, S.T. Willard, R. Bathgate, P.L. Ryan. 2011. Examination of relaxin and its receptors expression in pig gametes and embryos. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 9:1:10. Download
  • Feugang, J.M., S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan, J. Greene. 2011. In vitro effects of relaxin on gene expression in procine cumulus-oocyte complexes and developing embryos. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 9:1:15. Download
  • Ryan, P.L., D.L. Christiansen, R.M. Hopper, F.K. Walters, J. Curbelo, J. Greene, S.T. Willard. 2011. Horse Species Symposium:A novel approach to monitoring pathogen progression during uterine and placental infection in the mare using bioluminescence imaging technology and lux-modified bacteria. Journal of Animal Science. Download
  • Ryan, P.L., D.L. Christiansen, R.M. Hopper, F.K. Walters, K. Moulton, J. Curbelo, J. Greene, S.T. Willard. 2011. A novel approach to monitoring pathogen progression during uterine and placental infection in the mare using biophotonic imaging technology and lux-modified bacteria. Journal of Animal Science 89:5:1541. Download
  • Tucker, A., H.L. Sanchez, W.B. Tucker, A.R. Williams, J.W. Fuquay, S.T. Willard, P.L. Ryan. 2011. Effects of early postpartum GnRH and prostaglandin F2 alpha administration on reproductive activity and ovulation synchronization in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 10(7):900-908. Download
  • Burdick, N.C., J.A. Carroll, L.E. Hulbert, J.W. Dailey, M.A. Ballou, R.D. Randel, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, Jr. 2010. Temperament influences endotoxin-induced changes in rectal temperature, sickness behavior and plasma epinephrine concentrations in bulls. Innate Immunity 17 (4):355-364. Download
  • Burdick, N.C., J.A. Carroll, L.E. Hulbert, J.W. Dailey, S.T. Willard, R.C. Vann, T.H. Welsh, Jr, R.D. Randel. 2010. Relationships between temperament and transportation with rectal temperature and serum concentrations of cortisol and epinephrine in bulls. Livestock Science 129(1-3):166-172. Download
  • Curbelo, J., K. Moulton, and S.T. Willard. 2010. Photonic characteristics and ex vivo imaging of Escherichia coli-Xen 14 within the bovine reproductive tract. Theriogenology 73:48-55. Download
  • Godfrey, R., L. Larson, A. Weis, S.T. Willard. 2010. Evaluation of ultrasonography to measure fetal size and heart rate as predictors of fetal age in hair sheep. Sheep & Goat Research Jounal 25:60-65. Download
  • Bowers, S.D., B.S. Gandy, W.B. Anderson, P.L. Ryan, S.T. Willard. 2009. Assessment of pregnancy in the late gestation mare using digital infrared thermography. Theriogenology 72(3):372-377. Download
  • Jung, S., S.D. Bowers, S.T. Willard. 2009. Simulated microgravity influences bovine oocyte in in vitro fertilization and preimplantation embryo development. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 8(9):1807-1814. Download
  • Jung, S., S.T. Willard. 2009. The effect of culture methods and serum supplementation on developmental competence of bovine embryos cultured in vitro. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 8(1):67-74. Download
  • Moulton, K., P.L. Ryan, D.C. Lay Jr., S.T. Willard. 2009. Postmortem photonic imaging of lux-modified Salmonella typhimuium within the gastrointestinal tract of swine following oral inoculation in vivo. Journal of Animal Science 87:2239-2244. Download
  • Moulton, K., P.L. Ryan, D.C. Lay, Jr., S.T. Willard. 2009. Photonic plasmid stability of transformed Salmonella typhimurium: a comparison of three unique plasmids. Microbiology 9:152-159. Download
  • Moulton, K., P.L. Ryan, D.L. Christiansen, R.M. Hopper, C. Klauser, W.A. Bennett, S. Rodst-Palenik, S.T. Willard. 2009. Ex vivo bioluminescence imaging of late gestation ewes following intrauterine inoculation with lux-modified escherichia coli. Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 32:429-438. Download
  • Moulton, K., P.L. Ryan, D.L. Christiansen, R.M. Hopper, C. Klauser, W.A. Bennett, S. Rodst-Palenik, S.T. Willard. 2009. Hormonal Profiles of Late Gestation Ewes Following Intra-uterine Inoculation With and Without Lux-modified Escherichia coli. Journal of Reproduction and Development 55(1):55-62. Download
  • Willard, S.T., A. Ravikumar, J. Ausborn, S.D. Bowers, A. Musselwhite. 2009. Growth factors augment the effects of HPTE on estrogen response element-mediated gene transcription in human breast cancer cells. Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences 42(2):171-180.
  • Dos Santos, A.R., J.D. Anderson, R.C. Vann, S.T. Willard. 2008. Live Animal Ultrasound Information as a Decision Tool in Replacement Beef Heifer Programs. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(1):335-344. Download
  • Rose, C.M., W.B. Tucker, S.T. Willard, A.R. Williams, J.W. Fuquay, P.L. Ryan, C. Whisnant. 2008. Evaluation of hormone treatments in a modified ovulation synchronization protocol in dairy heifers. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 7:2:154-159. Download