Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
For Advisor Appointments call 515-294-1427
Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University: 2006
Master of Science, Oklahoma State University: 2003
Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University: 2000
2006: Food for the 21st Century (F21C) Fellow, University of Missouri-Columbia
2004-2006: Robert Glenn Rapp Distinguished Graduate Fellow, Oklahoma State University
2003 Graduate and Professional Student Association Phoenix Award, Oklahoma State University
2003 Master of Science Research Excellence Award in Biological Science, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Ross teaches AnS 533, Physiology & Endocrinology of Animal Reproduction
Dr. Ross is the coordinating instructor for AnS 549 and 552, Advanced Vertebrate Physiology I and II
Dr. Ross contributes as a guest instructor of reproductive physiology in AnS 214, Animal Physiology
Dr. Ross also serves as an academic advisor to about 25 undergraduates students.
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Sigma Xi Research Fraternity
Gamma Sigma Delta
American Society of Animal Science
Ross J.W., Prather R.S. 2010. Transgenics and Modern Reproductive Technologies. In: Genetics of the Pig. Eds A. Ruvinsky and M.F. Rothschild. (In Press)
Prather R.S., Ross J.W., Isom S.C., Green J.A. 2009 Transcriptional, post-transcriptional and epigenetic control of porcine oocyte maturation and embryogenesis. In: Control of Pig Reproduction VIII. Eds. H Rodriguez-Martinez, J.L. Vallet and A.J. Ziecik. Society for Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 66, pp. 165-176.
Onteru S.K., Ross J.W., Rothschild M.F. 2009 The role of gene discovery, QTL analyses, and gene expression in reproductive traits in the pig. In: Control of Pig Reproduction VIII. Eds. H Rodriguez-Martinez, J.L. Vallet and A.J. Ziecik. Society for Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 66, pp. 87-102.
White F.J., Kimball E.M., Wyman G., Stein D.R., Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., Geisert R.D. 2009 Estrogen and Interleukin-1b regulation of trophinin, osteopontin, cyclooxygenase-1, cyclooxygenase-2, and interleukin -1b system in the porcine uterus. In: Control of Pig Reproduction VIII. Eds. H Rodriguez-Martinez, J.L. Vallet and A.J. Ziecik. Society for Reproduction and Fertility Supplement 66, pp. 203-204.
Ross J.W., Prather R.S., Whyte J.J., Zhao J. Cloning and transgenics: progress and new approaches. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 4, No. 038, 13 pp.
Ashworth M.D., Ross J.W., Stein D., White F.J., Geisert R.D. 2010 Porcine endometrial Gene expression of acute phase extracellular matrix components (ECM) following estrogen disruption of pregnancy. Animal Reproduction Science (In Press).
Ross J.W., Whyte J.J., Zhao J., Samuel M., Wells K.D., Prather R.S. Optimization of square-wave electroporation for transfection of porcine fetal fibroblasts. Transgenic Research 2010; 19:611-620.
Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., Mathew D., Regan P., Ritchey J.W., Hayashi K., Spencer T.E., Lucy M., Geisert R.D. Activation of nuclear factor kappa B during the opening of the implantation window in the pig. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2010; 8:39.
Ashworth, M.D., Ross J.W., Stein D.R., DeSilva U., White F., Geisert R.D. Endometrial caspase 1 and interleukin-18 expression during the porcine estrous cycle and peri-implantation period of pregnancy and response to early exogenous estrogen administration. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2010; 8:33.
Zhao J., Hao Y., Ross J.W., Spate L., Walters E., Samuel M.S., Rieke A., Murphy C.N., Prather R.S. Histone deacetylase inhibitors improve in vitro and in vivo developmental competence of somatic nuclei nuclear transfer porcine embryos. Cellular Reprogramming 2010; 12:75-83.
Zhao J., Ross J.W., Hao Y., Wax D.M., Spate L.D., Walters E.M., Samuel M.S., Rieke A., Murphy C.N., Prather R.S Significant improvement in cloning efficiency of an inbred miniature pig by histone deacetylase inhibitor treatment after somatic cell nuclear transfer.. Biology of Reproduction 2009; 81:525-530.
Hao Y., Wax D., Zhong Z., Murphy C.N., Ross J.W., Rieke A., Samuel M.S., Spate L., Dyce P., Li J., Sutuvsky P., Prather R.S. Skin-derived stem cells may be useful for cloning pigs and transgenesis. Cloning and Stem Cells 2009; 11:101-110.
Ross J.W.., Ashworth M.D., Stein D.R., Couture, O.C., Tuggle C.K., Geisert R.D. Identification of differential gene expression during porcine conceptus rapid trophoblastic elongation and attachment to the uterine luminal epithelium. Physiological Genomics 2009; 36:140-148.
Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., White F.J., Johnson G.A., Ayoubi P.J., DeSilva U., Whitworth K.M., Prather R.S., Geisert R.D. 2007. Premature estrogen exposure alters endometrial gene expression to disrupt pregnancy in the pig. Endocrinology 148:4761-4773.
Joyce M.M., Burghardt R.C., Geisert R.D., Burghardt J.R., Hooper R.N., Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., Johnson G.A. 2007. Pig conceptuses secrete estrogen and interferons to differentially regulate uterine STAT1 in a temporal and cell-type specific manner. Endocrinology 148:4420-4431.
Fernando S.C., M.S. Ashworth, Ross J.W., U. DeSilva and R.D. Geisert. 2006. Porcine endometrial and conceptus tissue kallikrein 1, 4, 11 and 14 gene expression. Reproduction 132:939-947.
Spencer D. S., Ross J.W., M. D. Ashworth, R. D. Geisert, L. S. Rickords. 2006. Porcine conceptus Oct-4 mRNA expression during peri-implantation development. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 41:571-572.
Ashworth, M.D., Ross J.W., J. Hu, F.J. White, D.R. Stein, U. DeSilva, G.A. Johnson, T.E. Spencer and R.D. Geisert. 2006. Characterization of endometrial cyclooxygenase expression during the porcine estrous cycle, early pregnancy and following endocrine disruption of pregnancy. Biology of Reproduction 74:1007-1015.
White F.J., Ross J.W., M.M. Joyce, R.D. Geisert, R.C. Burghardt and G.A. Johnson. 2005. Steroid regulation of cell specific osteopontin expression in the pregnant porcine uterus. Biology of Reproduction 2005 73:1294-1301.
Ashworth, M.D., J.W. Ross, D.T. Allen, D.R. Stein, L.J. Spicer, U. DeSilva, and R.D. Geisert. Endocrine disruption of uterine insulin-like growth factor (IGF) expression in the pregnant gilt. Reproduction 2005 130:545-551.
Ross J.W., Smith, T.K., Krehbiel C.R., Geisert R.D., Malayer J.R., DeSilva U., Morgan J.B. and White F.J. Effects of grazing management and subsequent finishing on gene expression in adipose tissue from steers. Journal of Animal Science 2005 83:1914-1923.
Vonnahme K.A., Fernando S.C., Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., DeSilva U., Malayer J.R. and Geisert R.D. 2004. Porcine endometrial and conceptus expression of kininogen, plasma kallikrein and factor XII in cyclic and pregnant gilts. Biology of Reproduction 70:132-138.
Geisert R. D., Ross J.W., and Malayer J.R.. 2004. Estrogen: regulator and/or endocrine disruptor in establishment of pregnancy. Current Topics in Steroid Research 4:69-84.
Ross J.W., Ashworth M.D., Hurst A.G., Malayer J.R. and Geisert R.D. 2003. Analysis and characterization of differential gene expression during rapid trophoblastic elongation in the pig using suppression subtractive hybridization. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 1:23.
Ross J.W., Malayer J.R., Ritchey J.W. and Geisert R.D. 2003. Involvement of the interleukin-1β system in porcine trophoblastic elongation and at the fetal-maternal interface during periimplantation development. Biology of Reproduction 69:1251-1259.
2010-Present ASAS Physiology & Endocrinology Joint Program Committee
2009-Present Director of Animal Gene Transfer Facility, Iowa State University, Office of Biotechnology
2009-Present Associate Editor: Molecular Reproduction and Development
2009-Present Physiology Committee- Midwest Section of the American Association of Animal Scientists
2008-Present Multistate Research Project (NCERA57) on swine reproductive physiology (Representative for Iowa State University)
Ad Hoc Reviewer: Biology of Reproduction, Reproduction, Journal of Animal Science, Molecular Reproduction and Development, Cell and Tissue Research, Animal Genetics