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Mark Westhusin



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Department: VTPP

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  • PhD Veterinary Physiology , Texas A&M University 1986
  • MS Veterinary Physiology, Texas A&M University 1983
  • BS Animal Science, Kansas State University 1980


  • • Annual Blood Borne Pathogen Training, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Annual Biological Safety Training, BSL2, Office of Biosafety, TAMU
  • Annual Required Emergency Alert System Notification, TAMU
  • Annual Ethics, TAMU
  • Annual Information Security Awareness, TAMU
  • Annual Creating a Discrimination Free Workplace, TAMU
  • Annual NIH Guidelines for Principal Investigators, TAMU
  • Working with the IACUC, TAMU
  • CITI training, TAMU
  • Time and Effort Training, TAMU
  • Reporting Fraud Waste and Abuse, TAMU
  • Annual Blood Borne Pathogen Training, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Annual Biological Safety Training, BSL2, Office of Biosafety, TAMU
  • Annual Required Emergency Alert System Notification, TAMU

Scholarly Interests

gamete physiology; developmental biology; embryo physiology; assisted reproductive techniques; in vitro fertilization; embryo transfer. Cloning animals by nuclear transplantation, genetic engineering in animals, epigenetics and control of gene expression, RNA interference.


Reshaping the transcriptional frontier: epigenetics and somatic cell nuclear transfer.
Long CR, Westhusin ME, Golding MC
Mol Reprod Dev. 81(2):183-93.
Transgenic sheep generated by lentiviral vectors: safety and integration analysis of surrogates and their offspring.
Cornetta K, Tessanne K, Long C, Yao J, Satterfield C, Westhusin M
Transgenic Res. 22(4):737-45.
Production of transgenic calves expressing an shRNA targeting myostatin.
Tessanne K, Golding MC, Long CR, Peoples MD, Hannon G, Westhusin ME
Mol Reprod Dev. 79(3):176-85.
Clinical and molecular characterization of a re-established line of sheep exhibiting hemophilia A.
Porada CD, Sanada C, Long CR, Wood JA, Desai J, Frederick N, Millsap L, Bormann C, Menges SL, Hanna C, Flores-Foxworth G, Shin T, Westhusin ME, Liu W, Glimp H, Zanjani ED, Lozier JN, Pliska V, Stranzinger G, Joerg H, Kraemer DC, Almeida-Porada G
J Thromb Haemost. 8(2):276-85.
Assessment of canine oocyte viability after transportation and storage under different conditions.
Hanna C, Long C, Hinrichs K, Westhusin M, Kraemer D
Anim Reprod Sci. 105(3-4):451-6.
Early pregnancy diagnosis by palpation per rectum: influence on embryo/fetal viability in dairy cattle.
Romano JE, Thompson JA, Kraemer DC, Westhusin ME, Forrest DW, Tomaszweski MA
Theriogenology. 67(3):486-93.
Cloning of GJA1 (connexin43) and its expression in canine ovarian follicles throughout the estrous cycle.
Willingham-Rocky LA, Golding MC, Wright JM, Kraemer DC, Westhusin ME, Burghardt RC
Gene Expr Patterns. 7(1-2):66-71.
Early pregnancy diagnosis by transrectal ultrasonography in dairy cattle.
Romano JE, Thompson JA, Forrest DW, Westhusin ME, Tomaszweski MA, Kraemer DC
Theriogenology. 66(4):1034-41.
Suppression of prion protein in livestock by RNA interference.
Golding MC, Long CR, Carmell MA, Hannon GJ, Westhusin ME
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103(14):5285-90.
Reprogramming of telomerase activity and rebuilding of telomere length in cloned cattle.
Betts D, Bordignon V, Hill J, Winger Q, Westhusin M, Smith L, King W
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 98(3):1077-82.
Suppression of SETDB1 during bovine embryonic development results in pre-implantation mortality and decreased transcription of transposable elements
1. Snyder, MD, Pryor, JH, Veazy KJ, Peoples MD, Williamson GL, Golding MC, Westhusin, ME and Long CR
Reproduction Fertility and Development. 27:188-189.
Histone-lysine N-methyltransferase SETDB1 is required for development of the bovine blastocyst
Golding MC, Snyder M, Williamson GL, Veazey KJ, Peoples M, Pryor JH, Westhusin ME, Long CR
The use of CRISPR/Cas9 to generate genetically modified livestock
C Pinzon, M Snyder, J Pryor, M Westhusin, C Long
Proceedings Texas Forum on Female Reproduction. Proceedings Texas Forum on Femal Reproduction 2015.
Suppression of epigenetic modifiers alters the bovine embryonic developmental program during in vitro culture
MD Snyder, JH Pryor, MD Peoples, GL Williamson, MC Golding, ME Westhusin, CR Long
Reproduction Fertility and Development. 27(1); 188-189.

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