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Timothy Cudd


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Phone: (979) 862-1972

Mailstop: 4466

Department: VTPP

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  • Ph.D. Fetal Physiology, University of Florida 1992
  • D.V.M. , University of Tennesee 1982

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Cudd is an active researcher in the field of FetalAlcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) which is the full collection of fetalabnormalities that can occur when a women abuses alcohol during pregnancy. It is estimated that 2-5% of children born inthe United States are affected resulting in significant societal costs. Specifically, Dr. Cudd uses sheep to modelthis condition and is interested in identifying the basic pathologicalmechanisms responsible for causing these disorders, how to better identifythese disorders in children and ways to prevent or reduce the negative impactof prenatal alcohol exposure.


Acute renal response to rapid onset respiratory acidosis.
Ramadoss J, Stewart RH, Cudd TA.
Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2011 Mar; 89(3):227-31.
PMID: 21423296 [PubMed - in process]
Chronic binge ethanol-mediated acidemia reduces availability of glutamine and related amino acids in maternal plasma of pregnant sheep.
Ramadoss J, Wu G, Cudd TA.
Alcohol. 2008 Dec; 42(8):657-66.
PMID: 19038697 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Eyeblink classical conditioning in the preweanling lamb.
Johnson TB, Stanton ME, Goodlett CR, Cudd TA.
Behav Neurosci. 2008 Jun; 122(3):722-9.
PMID: 18513143 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Acid-sensitive channel inhibition prevents fetal alcohol spectrum disorders cerebellar Purkinje cell loss.
Ramadoss J, Lunde ER, Ouyang N, Chen WJ, Cudd TA.
Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Aug; 295(2):R596-603.
PMID: 18509098 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Maternal adrenocorticotropin, cortisol, and thyroid hormone responses to all three-trimester equivalent repeated binge alcohol exposure: ovine model.
Ramadoss J, Tress U, Chen WJ, Cudd TA.
Alcohol. 2008 May; 42(3):199-205.
PMID: 18420114 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Temporal vulnerability of fetal cerebellar Purkinje cells to chronic binge alcohol exposure: ovine model.
Ramadoss J, Lunde ER, Chen WJ, West JR, Cudd TA.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Oct; 31(10):1738-45.
PMID: 17681031 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
All three trimester binge alcohol exposure causes fetal cerebellar purkinje cell loss in the presence of maternal hypercapnea, acidemia, and normoxemia: ovine model.
Ramadoss J, Lunde ER, Piña KB, Chen WJ, Cudd TA.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2007 Jul; 31(7):1252-8.
PMID: 17511745 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Binge alcohol exposure during all three trimesters alters bone strength and growth in fetal sheep.
Ramadoss J, Hogan HA, Given JC, West JR, Cudd TA.
Alcohol. 2006 Apr; 38(3):185-92.
PMID: 16905445 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Animal model systems for the study of alcohol teratology.
Cudd TA.
Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2005 Jun; 230(6):389-93.
PMID: 15956768 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Fetal and maternal thyroid hormone responses to ethanol exposure during the third trimester equivalent of gestation in sheep.
Cudd TA, Chen WJ, West JR.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Jan; 26(1):53-8.
PMID: 11821654 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Fetal and maternal sheep hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis responses to chronic binge ethanol exposure during the third trimester equivalent.
Cudd TA, Chen WJ, West JR.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 Jul; 25(7):1065-71.
PMID: 11505034 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Third trimester binge ethanol exposure results in fetal hypercapnea and acidemia but not hypoxemia in pregnant sheep.
Cudd TA, Chen WJ, Parnell SE, West JR.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 Feb; 25(2):269-76.
PMID: 11236842 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Brain high energy phosphate responses to alcohol exposure in neonatal rats: an in vivo 31P-NMR study.
Cudd TA, Wasser JS, Chen WJ, West JR.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2000 Jun; 24(6):865-72.
PMID: 10888076 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Biomedical device design discovery team approach to teaching physiology to undergraduate bioengineering students.
Cudd TA, Wasser JS.
Am J Physiol. 1999 Dec; 277(6 Pt 2):S29-41.
PMID: 10644258 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Thromboxane A2 acts on the brain to mediate hemodynamic, adrenocorticotropin, and cortisol responses.
Cudd TA.
Am J Physiol. 1998 May; 274(5 Pt 2):R1353-60.
PMID: 9612402 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Acute hemodynamic, pituitary, and adrenocortical responses to alcohol in adult female sheep.
Cudd TA, Chen WJ, West JR.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1996 Dec; 20(9):1675-81.
PMID: 8986221 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]