Phone: (860) 486-8452
Office: George White Bldg., Room 203
Lab: George White Bldg., Room 206
Lab Phone: (860) 486-8457
Dr. Reed pursued post doctoral training in muscle biology in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida and joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science at UConn in 2011.
The focus of my current research is understanding how poor materinal diet during gestation alters offspring muscle development and pre- and post-natal muscle growth. Specifically, we are interested in how over- and restricted-feeding alter the metabolism of the muscle and whole animal, the function of the muscle stem cells (satellite cells), and the muscle environment, including oxidative and inflammatory status.
An additional interest of my lab is the characterization of muscle satellite cells in horses. The horse is an athletic animal and thus undergoes significant musculoskeletal remodeling during training and detraining periods. Understanding the role of the satellite cell in equine muscle will allow comparisons between species as well as a better understanding of how equine muscle adapts to each condition.
|ANSC 3311||Comparative Exercise Physiology|
|ANSC 3312W||Scientific Writing in Comparative Exercise Physiology|
|ANSC 3452/ SAAS 252||Horse Breeding Farm Management|
|ANSC 4697W||Undergraduate Honors Thesis Writing in Animal Science|
|ANSC 5615||Comparative Exercise Physiology|
|ANSC 5683||Graduate Teaching Experience|
Gauvin MC, Pillai SM, Reed SA, Stevens JR, Hoffman ML, Jones AK, Zinn SA, Govoni KE. Poor maternal nutrition during gestation in sheep alters prenatal muscle growth and development in offspring. J Anim Sci. 2020 98(1). doi: 10.1093/jas/skz388
Martin D.E., A.K. Jones, S.M. Pillai, M.L. Hoffman, K.K. McFadden, S.A. Zinn, K.E. Govoni, and S.A. Reed. Maternal restricted- and over-feeding during gestation result in distinct lipid and amino acid metabolite profiles in the longissimus muscle of the offspring. Front Physiol. 2019. 10:515. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00515
Govoni K.E., S.A. Reed, and S.A. Zinn. Poor maternal nutrition during gestation: Effects on offspring whole body and tissue-specific metabolism in livestock species. J Anim Sci. 2019. pii: skz157. doi: 10.1093/jas/skz157
Jones, A.K., R.E. Gately, T.D. Kellogg, S.A. Zinn, K.E. Govoni, and S.A. Reed. Evaluation of the Nova Vet Meter for sheep-side monitoring of beta-hydroxybutyric acid (BHBA) and description of ewe BHBA during late gestation in three flocks from the Northeastern U.S. Res Vet Sci. 2018. doi:10.1016.j.rvsc.2018.05.002
Jones, A.K., M.L. Hoffman, S.M. Pillai, K.K. McFadden, K.E. Govoni, S.A. Zinn, and S.A. Reed. Gestational restricted- and over-feeding promote maternal and offspring inflammatory responses that are distinct and dependent on diet in sheep. Biol Reprod. 2018. 98:184-196. doi:10.1093/biolre/iox174
Jones, A. K., & Reed, S. A. (2017). Benefits of ultrasound scanning during gestation in the small ruminant. 149, 163-171. 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2017.02.008
Pillai, S. M., Jones, A. K., Hoffman, M. L., McFadden, K. K., Reed, S. A., Zinn, S., & Govoni, K. (2017). Fetal and organ development at gestational days 45, 90, 135 and at birth of lambs exposed to under- or over-nutrition during gestation. 1, 16-25. 10.2527/tas2016.0002
Hoffman, M. L., Reed, S. A., Pillai, S. M., Jones, A. K., McFadden, K. K., Zinn, S., & Govoni, K. (2017). The effects of poor maternal nutrition during gestation on offspring postnatal growth and metabolism. 94, 3093-3099. 10.2527/jas.2016-1229
Jones, A. K., Gately, R. E., McFadden, K. K., Hoffman, M. L., Pillai, S. M., Zinn, S., Govoni, K., & Reed, S. A. (2017). Ultrasound during mid-gestation: Agreement with physical foetal and placental measurements and use in predicting gestational age in sheep. 10.1111/rda.12961
Hoffman, M. L., Peck, K. N., Wegrzyn, J., Reed, S. A., Zinn, S., & Govoni, K. (2016). Poor maternal nutrition during gestation alters the expression of genes i
nvolved in muscle development and metabolism in lambs. 94(7), 3093-9. 10.2527/jas.2016-0570Raja JS, Hoffman ML, Govoni KE, Zinn SA, Reed SA. Restricted maternal nutrition alters myogenic regulatory factor expression in satellite cells of ovine offspring. Animal. 2016 Feb 9:1-4.