2695
Poultry 1

Presentations on current research projects in the area of genetic improvement of poultry
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-6:10 PM
Room: Sunset - Meeting House
Organizers:
Douglas D. Rhoads and Fiona McCarthy
Chair:
Douglas D. Rhoads
Co-Chair:
Fionna McCarthy
8:00 AM
Opening Remarks and Introductions
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

8:20 AM
Vaccine Induced Differential Expressions of Mirnas at Cytolytic Stage in Chickens Resistant or Susceptible to Marek's Disease
Huanmin Zhang, USDA ARS Avian Disease & Oncology Laboratory; Qingmei Xie, South China Agricultural University; Shuang Chang, Shandong Agricultural University; Yanghua He, University of Maryland; Cathy Ernst, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University; Jiuzhou Song, University of Maryland

8:40 AM
Association of Specific Microbes with Marek’s Disease Progression
Sudeep Perumbakkam, Michigan State University; Hans Cheng, USDA, ARS, ADOL

9:00 AM
MDV Vaccine Serotype and Chicken Host Genome Interactions
Mary Delany, University of California

9:20 AM
Towards Understanding Gene Expression in Red Jungle Fowl
Fionna McCarthy, University of Arizona; Amanda M. Cooksey, University of Arizona; Ken Pendarvis, University of Arizona; Cathy Gresham, Mississippi State University; Shane Burgess, University of Arizona

9:40 AM
Genomics of Response to Heat Stress in Chickens
Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University

10:00 AM
AM Break
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

11:00 AM
Association of the Transsulfuration Pathway in Feather Follicle and Subcutaneous Tissue Development in Broiler Chickens
Jose H. Vilar da Silva, University of Georgia; Fernando Gonzalez-Ceron, University of Georgia; Elizabeth W. Howerth, University of Georgia; Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia

11:20 AM
RNA-Seq Analysis of Wooden Breast Disease: Characterizing a Novel Myopathy in Commercial Chickens through Differential Gene Expression
Marie Mutryn, Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware; Erin Brannick, Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware; Weixuan Fu, Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware; William Lee, Maple Leaf Farms; Behnam Abasht, Department of Animal Science, University of Delaware

12:00 PM
Lunch Break
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

1:20 PM
Transcriptome Profiling of the Chicken Yolk Sac during Late Embryogenesis
Eric A. Wong, Virginia Tech; Liran Yadgary, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Zehava Uni, The Hebrew University

1:40 PM
2:40 PM
PM Break
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

3:40 PM
TBD
Carl J. Schmidt, University of Delaware

4:20 PM
Specialized Antigen Presentation By Yf MHC Class I-like Molecules in Poultry Health
Marcia M. Miller, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

4:40 PM
Update on NRSP8 Bioinformatics Activities
James M. Reecy, Iowa State University

4:55 PM
Grad Student 3 Minute Talks
Douglas D. Rhoads, University of Arkansas

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