overview

Dr. Riley teaches these 3 graduate courses: Quantitative Genetics, Genetic Prediction, and Advanced Quantitative Genetics. Research efforts include the association of genes, gene combinations, and other molecular variants with beef cattle production traits, especially those traits related to reproduction and efficiency. Research interests include the incorporation of genomic information in traditional animal breeding strategies and prediction of breeding values using such information. Other research efforts include the assessment and quantification of the epigenetic variation in livestock traits, and the expression of heterosis by crossbred animals for important traits.

selected publications
Academic Articles107
  • Siciliano‐Martina, L., Light, J. E., Riley, D. G., & Lawing, A. M. (2021). One of these wolves is not like the other: morphological effects and conservation implications of captivity in Mexican wolves. Animal Conservation.
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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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  • Earnhardt, A. L., Baker, E. C., Cilkiz, K. Z., Riley, D. G., Ghaffari, N., Littlejohn, B. P., ... Welsh, T. H. (2021). Evaluation of Peripheral Blood Leukocytes as a Surrogate for RNA-Seq Detection of Gene Expression in Stress Axis Tissues of Mature Brahman Cows. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 99(Supplement_2), 2-3.
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  • Kamilar, V., West, S., Littlejohn, B. P., Long, C. R., Riley, D. G., Riggs, P. K., ... Cardoso, R. C. (2021). Evaluation of Prenatal Transportation Stress on the Number of Pituitary Corticotrophs in Mature Brahman Cows. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 99(Supplement_2), 24-25.
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  • Baker, E. C., Earnhardt, A. L., Cilkiz, K. Z., Littlejohn, B. P., Collins, H. C., Ghaffari, N., ... Riley, D. G. (2021). The Potential Use of DNA Methylation Patterns from Peripheral Blood Leukocytes as a Surrogate for Stress Axis Tissues in Mature Brahman Cows. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 99(Supplement_2), 1-2.
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Conference Papers23
  • Burnett, R. H., Duvic, M. A., Kutz, B. R., Brown, A. H., Powell, J. G., Smith, T., Riley, D. G., & Cauble, R. N. (2021). 84 Evaluation of hair coat shedding ability as an adaptive trait in Angus cattle in the southern U.S. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 98(Supplement_2), 1-2.
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  • Guy, C. P., Wellman, C. L., Riley, D. G., Long, C. R., Randal, R. D., Welsh, T. H., & White-Springer, S. H. (2020). President Oral Presentation Pick: Prenatal stress increases skeletal muscle mitochondria' volume density and function in yearling Brahman calves. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 98, 120-120.
  • Littlejohn, B. P., Price, D. M., Neuendorff, D. A., Carroll, J. A., Vann, R. C., Riggs, P. K., ... Randel, R. D. (2019). Awardee Talk - Prenatal transportation stress alters physiology of suckling Brahman calves as mediated by changes in DNA methylation. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 97, 142-142.
  • O'Daniel, S. E., Riley, D. G., Kochan, K. J., Riggs, P. K., Rouquette, F. M., Randel, R. D., & Welsh, T. H. (2019). Comparison of telomere length in age-matched primiparous and multiparous Brahman cows. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 97, 363-364.
  • Baker, E. C., Cilkiz, K. Z., Riggs, P. K., Randel, R. D., & Riley, D. G. (2019). Effect of prenatal transportation stress on DNA methylation in Brahman heifers. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. 97, 262-263.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
david-riley@tamu.edu
First Name
David
Last Name
Riley
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471
USA