Cardoso, Rodolfo individual record
Assistant Professor

Dr. Cardoso's research interests focus on understanding the impact of the prenatal and early postnatal environments on reproductive neuroendocrine function in females using sheep and cattle as animal models to benefit both the livestock industry as well as human reproductive health. The Cardoso Lab integrates whole animal physiology with cellular and molecular biology to elucidate the mechanisms by which the perinatal environment can modulate several reproductive processes in the offspring. Dr. Cardoso's teaching interests range from practical reproductive management of livestock to advanced reproductive neuroendocrinology.

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Academic Articles51
  • Garza, V., Kellerman, J. I., Maia, T. S., Cardoso, R. C., & Williams, G. L. (2021). 252 Impact of Pre- and Postnatal Nutritional Extremes on Tonic Secretion of Gonadotropins and Feedback Responsiveness to Estradiol in Sexually Mature Heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 99(Supplement_3), 131-132.
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  • Filho, R. O., Paiva, R. R., de Melo, G. D., Cardoso, R. C., Perry, G. A., Lamb, G., & Pohler, K. G. (2021). PSV-3 Ovarian dynamics of brahman cows submitted to five-day or twelve-day progesterone-based estrus synchronization protocol. Journal of Animal Science. 99(Supplement_3), 310-311.
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  • Earnhardt, A. L., Riley, D. G., Ghaffari, N., Riggs, P. K., Long, C. R., Cardoso, R. C., Randel, R. D., & Welsh, T. H. (2021). Differential Expression of Circadian Clock Genes in the Bovine Neuroendocrine Adrenal System. Journal of the Endocrine Society. 5(Supplement_1), a66-a67.
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  • Cardoso, R. C., Donadeu, F. X., & Salusbury, I. (2021). Editorial - New editorial team for Domestic Animal Endocrinology.. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 74, 106596-106596.
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  • Bradbery, A. N., Coverdale, J. A., Hartz, C. J., Millican, A. A., Goehring, M. S., Fikes, K. K., ... Satterfield, M. C. (2021). Effect of maternal overnutrition on predisposition to insulin resistance in the foal: Maternal parameters and foal pancreas histoarchitecture.. Anim Reprod Sci. 227, 106720-106720.
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  • Williams, G. L., & Cardoso, R. C. (2021). Neuroendocrine Control of Estrus and Ovulation. Bovine Reproduction. 269-291. Wiley.
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Conference Papers8
  • Cardoso, R. C., & Williams, G. L. (2019). Neuroendocrine pathways and the nutritional control of puberty in heifers.. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 97(Supplement_2), 119-119.
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  • Cardoso, R. C., Alves, B., & Williams, G. L. (2018). Neuroendocrine signaling pathways and the nutritional control of puberty in heifers.. Anim Reprod. 15(Suppl 1), 868-878.
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  • Scarpa, J. O., O'Neil, M. M., Cardoso, R. C., Stanko, R. L., & Williams, G. L. (2017). Follicle dynamics and fertility at fixed-time AI of Bos indicus-influenced beef cows synchronized with the 5-Day Bee Synch plus Cidr protocol with or without GnRH on day. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 95(suppl_4), 234-234.
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  • Cardoso, R. C., Puttabyatappa, M., & Padmanabhan, V. (2015). Steroidogenic versus Metabolic Programming of Reproductive Neuroendocrine, Ovarian and Metabolic Dysfunctions.. Neuroendocrinology. 102(3), 226-237.
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  • Cardoso, R. C., Alves, B., Prezotto, L. D., Thorson, J. F., Tedeschi, L. O., Keisler, D. H., ... Williams, G. L. (2014). Use of a stair-step compensatory gain nutritional regimen to program the onset of puberty in beef heifers. Journal of Animal Science. 92(7), 2942-2949.
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471