Participating Faculty
Stephen White

Stephen White

Department:USDA-ARS, Animal Disease Research Unit
Office:3003 ADBF
Phone:509-335-7407
Fax:509-335-8328
Mailing Address:PO Box 646630
Pullman, WA 99164-6630
E-mail:stephen.white@wsu.edu


Research Interests

Comparative and functional genomics, genetics of susceptibility to infectious disease, inherited disease, genetics of reproduction

Research Summary

Dr. White's primary research interest is in genetics of host-pathogen interactions and ways to use genetics to reduce animal disease. Current projects include genetics of susceptibility to reproductive pathogens, ruminant respiratory pathogens, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies including scrapie, reproductive performance in domestic ruminants, and functional annotation of animal genomes.

Research Publications

Selected Publications 2014-2015

Andersson, L., Archibald, A., Bottema, C.D., Brauning, R., Burgess, S.C., Burt, D.W., Casas, E., Cheng, H.H., Clarke, L., Couldrey, C., Dalrymple, B.P., Elsik, C.G., Foissac, S., Guiffra, E., Groenen, M.A., Hayes, B.J., Huang, L.S., Khatib, H., Kijas, J.W., Kim, H., Lunney, J.K., McCarthy, F.M., McEwan, J.C., Moore, S., Nanduri, B., Notredame, C., Palti, Y., Plastow, G.S., Reecy, J.M., Rohrer, G.A., Sarrapoulou, E., Schmidt, C.J., Silverstein, J., Tellam, R.L., Tixier-Boichard, M., Tosser-Klopp, G., Tuggle, C.K., Vilkki, J., White, S.N., Zhao, S., Zhou, H. Coordinated international action to accelerate genome to phenome with FAANG, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes project. Genome Biology. 16(1):57. 2015.

Dassanyake, R.P., White, S.N., Madsen-Bouterse, S.A., Schneider, D.A., O’Rourke, K.I. Role of the PRNP S127 allele in experimental infection of goats with classical caprine scrapie. Animal Genetics. 46(3):341. 2015.

Bifano, T.D., Ueti, M.W., Esteves, E., Reif, K.E., Braz, G.R.C., Scoles, G.A., Bastos, R.G., White, S.N., Daffre, S. Knockdown of Rhipicephalus microplus cytochrome c oxidase subunit III gene is associated with a failure of Anaplasma marginale transmission. PLoS One 9(5):e98614. 2014.

Stern, J.A., White, S.N., Lehmkuhl, L.B., Reina-Doreste, Y., Nascone-Yoder, N.M., Meurs, K.M. A single codon insertion in PICALM is associated with development of familial subvalvular aortic stenosis in Newfoundland dogs. Human Genetics 133(9):1139-1148. 2014.

White, S.N., Mousel, M.R., Gonzalez, M.V., Highland, M.A., Herrmann-Hoesing, L.M., Taylor, J.B., Knowles, D.P. Association analysis of deletion near ZNF389 with ewe cumulative production in three sheep breeds. Animal Genetics. 45(4):613-614. 2014.

Jiang Y., Xie M., Chen W., Talbot R., Maddox J.F., Faraut T., Wu C., Muzny D.M., Li Y., Zhang W., Stanton J.A., Brauning R., Barris W.C., Hourlier T., Aken B.L., Searle S.M., Adelson D.L., Bian C., Cam G.R., Chen Y., Cheng S., DeSilva U., Dixen K., Dong Y., Fan G., Franklin I.R., Fu S., Fuentes-Utrilla P., Guan R., Highland M.A., Holder M.E., Huang G., Ingham A.B., Jhangiani S.N., Kalra D., Kovar C.L., Lee S.L., Liu W., Liu X., Lu C., Lv T., Mathew T., McWilliam S., Menzies M., Pan S., Robelin D., Servin B., Townley D., Wang W., Wei B., White S.N., Yang X., Ye C., Yue Y., Zeng P., Zhou Q., Hansen J.B., Kristiansen K., Gibbs R.A., Flicek P., Warkup C.C., Jones H.E., Oddy V.H., Nicholas F.W., McEwan J.C., Kijas J.W., Wang J., Worley K.C., Archibald A.L., Cockett N., Xu X., Wang W., Dalrymple B.P. The sheep genome illuminates biology of the rumen and lipid metabolism. Science. 344(6188):1168-1173. 2014.

Stern, J.A., White, S.N., Lehmkuhl, L.B., Reina-Doreste, Y., Nascone-Yoder, N.M., Meurs, K.M. A single codon insertion in PICALM is associated with development of familial subvalvular aortic stenosis in Newfoundland dogs. Human Genetics 133(9):1139-1148. 2014.

Alshanbari, F.A., Mousel, M.R., Reynolds, J.O., Herrmann-Hoesing, L.M., Highland, M.A., Lewis, G.S., and White, S.N. Mutations in Ovis aries TMEM154 are associated with reduced small ruminant lentivirus proviral concentration in one sheep flock. Animal Genetics. 45(4):565-571. 2014.

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