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Brittney Keel
Reproduction Research
Research Biologist

Phone: (402) 762-4166
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U.S. MEAT ANIMAL RESEARCH CENTER
SPUR 18D
CLAY CENTER , NE 689330166
Projects
Identifying Genomic Solutions to Improve Efficiency of Swine Production
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 433845
Maternal Lactocrine Programming of Porcine Female Reproductive Tract Development
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 434088
Role of GnRH-II and its Receptor in Testicular Function of Swine
Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement (R)
  Accession Number: 432315

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Neonatal lactocrine deficiency affects the adult porcine endometrial transcriptome at pregnancy day 13 -
The effects of Capn1 gene inactivation on the differential expression of genes in skeletal muscle -
Oliver, W.T., Keel, B.N., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Horodyska, J., Foote, A.P. 2018. The effects of Capn1 gene inactivation on the differential expression of genes in skeletal muscle. Gene. 668:54-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2018.05.040.
RNA-seq meta-analysis identifies genes in skeletal muscle associated with gain and intake across a multi-season study of crossbred beef steers -
Keel, B.N., Zarek, C.M., Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Oliver, W.T., Freetly, H.C., Lindholm-Perry, A.K. 2018. RNA-seq meta-analysis identifies genes in skeletal muscle associated with gain and intake across a multi-season study of crossbred beef steers. BMC Genomics. 19:430. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4769-8.
Long-term effects of lactocrine-deficiency on the global porcine endometrial transcriptome and the microRNA-mRNA interactome at pregnancy day 13 -
George, A.F., Ho, T., Prasad, N., Keel, B.N., Miles, J.R., Vallet, J.L., Bartol, F.F., Bagnell, C.A. 2018. Long-term effects of lactocrine-deficiency on the global porcine endometrial transcriptome and the microRNA-mRNA interactome at pregnancy day 13 [abstract]. In proceedings: Society for the Study of Reproduction 51st Annual Meeting, 10-13 July 2018, New Orleans, LA. p. 23-24. Available: https://www.ssr.org/sites/ssr.org/files/2018_annual_meeting_abstracts_updated.pdf
Genome-wide association of myoglobin concentrations in pork loins -
Cross, A.J., King, D.A., Shackelford, S.D., Wheeler, T.L., Nonneman, D.J., Keel, B.N., Rohrer, G.A. 2018. Genome-wide association of myoglobin concentrations in pork loins. Meat and Muscle Biology. 2(1):189-196. https://doi.org/10.22175/mmb2017.08.0042.
Genome-wide association of changes in swine feeding behaviour due to heat stress -
Cross, A.J., Keel, B.N., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Cassady, J.P., Rohrer, G.A. 2018. Genome-wide association of changes in swine feeding behaviour due to heat stress. Genetics Selection Evolution. 50:11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-018-0382-1.
Feed-forward and generalized regression neural networks in modeling feeding behavior of pigs in the grow-finishing phase -
Comparison of Burrows-Wheeler transform-based mapping algorithms used in high-throughput whole-genome sequencing: application to Illumina data for livestock genomes -
Keel, B.N., Snelling, W.M. 2018. Comparison of Burrows-Wheeler transform-based mapping algorithms used in high-throughput whole-genome sequencing: application to Illumina data for livestock genomes. Frontiers in Genetics. 9:35. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2018.00035.
The Wnt signaling pathway is differentially expressed during the bovine herpesvirus 1 latency-reactivation cycle: evidence that two protein kinases associated with neuronal survival (Akt3 and bone morphogenetic protein.... -
Workman, A.M., Zhu, L., Keel, B.N., Smith, T.P.L., Jones, C. 2018. The Wnt signaling pathway is differentially expressed during the bovine herpesvirus 1 latency-reactivation cycle: evidence that two protein kinases associated with neuronal survival (Akt3 and bone morphogenetic protein receptor 2) are expressed at higher levels during latency. Journal of Virology. 92:e01937-17. https//doi.org/10.1128/JVI.01937-17.
A survey of copy number variation in the porcine genome detected from whole-genome sequence -
Keel, B.N., Nonneman, D.J., Rohrer, G.A. 2018. A survey of copy number variation in the porcine genome detected from whole-genome sequence [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96(Supplement 2):17-18. Abstract 32.
Transcriptome analysis for pork color – the ham halo effect in biceps femoris -
Nonneman, D.J., Keel, B.N., King, D.A. 2018. Transcriptome analysis for pork color – the ham halo effect in biceps femoris [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96(Supplement 2):102. Abstract 192.
MOCASSIN-prot: A multi-objective clustering approach for protein similarity networks -
Keel, B.N., Deng, B., Moriyama, E.N. 2018. MOCASSIN-prot: A multi-objective clustering approach for protein similarity networks. Bioinformatics. 34(8):1270-1277. https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btx755.
MOCASSIN-prot software -
Keel, B.N., Deng, B., Moriyama, E.N. 2018. MOCASSIN-prot software [computer program]. Version 1. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Available: http://bioinfolab.unl.edu/emlab/MOCASSINprot.
Integration of gene expression profiling of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus with genome-wide associations to discover functional variants associated with age at puberty in gilts -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Riethoven, J.J., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. Integration of gene expression profiling of hypothalamic arcuate nucleus with genome-wide associations to discover functional variants associated with age at puberty in gilts. [abstract] In proceedings: Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI, San Diego, CA. 13-17 Jan.2018. Abstract W981. Available: pag.confex.com/pag/xxvi/meetingapp.cgi/paper/31862.
Incorporating deep learning into the analysis of diverse livestock data -
Keel, B.N. 2017. Incorporating deep learning into the analysis of diverse livestock data. [Abstract]. In Proceedings: Livestock High-Throughput Phenotyping and Big Data Analytics (Livestock HTP and Big Data), Nov. 13-14, 2017, Beltsville, MD. www.animalgenome.org/share/meetings/LivestockHTP.
A feed-forward neural network for modeling feeding behavior of group-housed grow-finish pigs with respect to thermal conditions -
Keel, B.N., Cross, A.J., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Cassady, J.P., Rohrer, G.A. 2018. A feed-forward neural network for modeling feeding behavior of group-housed grow-finish pigs with respect to thermal conditions. In proceedings: World Congress of Genetics Applied in Livestock Production, 11-16 Feb 2018, Auckland, New Zealand. Volume Species-Porcine 1, 240. Available: https://www.wcgalp.org/proceedings/2018
Beef steers with average dry matter intake and divergent average daily gain have altered gene expression in the jejunum Reprint Icon -
Foote, A.P., Keel, B.N., Zarek, C.M., Lindholm-Perry, A.K. 2017. Beef steers with average dry matter intake and divergent average daily gain have altered gene expression in the jejunum. Journal of Animal Science. 95(10):4430-4439. https://doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1804.
Linkage disequilibrium among commonly genotyped SNP and variants detected from bull sequence Reprint Icon -
Snelling, W.M., Kuehn, L.A., Keel, B.N., Thallman, R.M., Bennett, G.L. 2017. Linkage disequilibrium among commonly genotyped SNP and variants detected from bull sequence. Animal Genetics. 48:516-522. https://doi.org/doi: 10.1111/age.12579.
GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM: Using genomic approaches to uncover sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows Reprint Icon -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Reithoven, J.-J., Trenhaile-Grannemann, M.D., Thorson, J.F., Keel, B.N., Miller, P.S., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM: Using genomic approaches to uncover sources of variation in age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows. Journal of Animal Science. 95:4196-4205. https://doi.org/10.2527/jas2016.1334.
Meta-analysis of RNA-Seq data across cohorts in a multi-season feed efficiency study of crossbred beef steers accounts for biological and technical variability within season -
Keel, B.N., Zarek, C.M., Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Oliver, W.T., Freetly, H.C., Lindholm-Perry, A.K. 2017. Meta-analysis of RNA-Seq data across cohorts in a multi-season feed efficiency study of crossbred beef steers accounts for biological and technical variability within season [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 95(Suppl4):98. doi:10.2527/asasann.2017/198.
Alteration in gene expression in the jejunum mucosa of Angus steers with divergent ADG -
Foote, A.P., Keel, B.N., Lindholm-Perry, A.K. 2017. Alteration in gene expression in the jejunum mucosa of Angus steers with divergent ADG [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 95(Supplement 4):64.
Genes in skeletal muscle associated with gain and intake identified in a multi-season study of crossbred beef steers -
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Keel, B.N., Zarek, C.M., Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A., Snelling, W.M., Oliver, W.T., Freetly, H.C. 2017. Genes in skeletal muscle associated with gain and intake identified in a multi-season study of crossbred beef steers [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 95(Supplement 4):161.
Genome wide association of changes in feeding behavior due to heat stress in pigs -
Cross, A.J., Keel, B.N., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Rohrer, G.A. 2017. Genome wide association of changes in feeding behavior due to heat stress in pigs [abstract]. International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG). Abstract #MT279 (Abstract book p. 138-139). Available: http://www.isag.us/2017/docs/ISAG2017_Proceedings.pdf.
A survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified from whole-genome sequencing and their functional effect in the porcine genome Reprint Icon -
Keel, B.N., Nonneman, D.J., Rohrer, G.A. 2017. A survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified from whole-genome sequencing and their functional effect in the porcine genome. Animal Genetics. 48(4):404-411. doi:10.1111/age.12557.
USMARC update on swine reproduction research -
Nonneman, D.J., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Rohrer, G.A. 2017. USMARC update on swine reproduction research. Plant and Animal Genome Conference. [Abstract] In Proceedings: Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference, Jan. 14-18, 2017. San Diego, CA. W914.
The roles of age at puberty and energy restriction in sow reproductive longevity: a genomic perspective -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Trenhaile-Grannemann, M.D., Riethoven, J.J., Keel, B.N., Thorson, J.F., Miller, P.S., Johnson, R.K., Spangler, M.L., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. The roles of age at puberty and energy restriction in sow reproductive longevity: a genomic perspective [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 95(Supplement 2):12. https://doi.org/10.2527/asasmw.2017.027.
A survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified from whole-genome sequencing and their functional effect in the porcine genome -
Keel, B.N., Nonneman, D.J., Rohrer, G.A. 2017. A survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms identified from whole-genome sequencing and their functional effect in the porcine genome [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science 95(Supplement 1):17-18. https://:doi.org/10.2527/asasmw.2017.037.
Integration of genomic resources to uncover pleiotropic regions associated with age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows -
Ciobanu, D.C., Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Trenhaile, M.D., Riethoven, J.J., Thorson, J., Keel, B.N., Miller, P.S., Spangler, S.D., Kachman, S.D. 2017. Integration of genomic resources to uncover pleiotropic regions associated with age at puberty and reproductive longevity in sows [abstract]. In: Proceedings of Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, 14-18 January 2017. W919. Paper 25071. Available: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxv/meetingsapp.cgi/Paper/25071.
Variation in gene expression in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of gilts with differences in pubertal status and subjected to dietary energy restriction -
Wijesena, H.R., Lents, C.A., Keel, B.N., Thorson, J.F., Sullivan, G.A., Kachman, S.D., Ciobanu, D.C. 2017. Variation in gene expression in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus of gilts with differences in pubertal status and subjected to dietary energy restriction [abstract]. In: Proceedings Plant and Animal Genome Conference, 13-18 January 2017, San Diego, CA. P1168. Available: https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxv/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/25926.
Evolutionary and functional features of copy number variation in the cattle genome -
Keel, B.N., Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Snelling, W.M. 2016. Evolutionary and functional features of copy number variation in the cattle genome. Frontiers in Genetics. 7:207. doi:10.3389/fgene.2016.00207.
Genome-wide copy number variation in the bovine genome detected using low coverage sequence of popular beef breeds Reprint Icon -
Keel, B.N., Keele, J.W., Snelling, W.M. 2017. Genome-wide copy number variation in the bovine genome detected using low coverage sequence of popular beef breeds. Animal Genetics. 48:141-150. https://doi.org/10.1111/age.12519.
Profile of the spleen transcriptome in beef steers with variation in gain and feed intake Reprint Icon -
Lindholm-Perry, A.K., Kern, R.J., Keel, B.N., Snelling, W.M., Kuehn, L.A., Freetly, H.C. 2016. Profile of the spleen transcriptome in beef steers with variation in gain and feed intake. Frontiers in Genetics. 7:127. doi:10.3389/fgene.2016.00127.
Genome-wide copy number variation in the bovine genome detected using low coverage sequence of popular beef breeds -
Keel, B.N., Snelling, W.M., Keele, J.W. 2016. Genome-wide copy number variation in the bovine genome detected using low coverage sequence of popular beef breeds [abstract]. International Society for Animal Genetics (35th ISAG). Abstract Book. p. 83 (Abstract # P4008).
Genomewide association study of liver abscess in beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Keele, J.W., Kuehn, L.A., McDaneld, T.G., Tait Jr, R.G., Jones, S., Keel, B.N., Snelling, W.M. 2016. Genomewide association study of liver abscess in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science. 94(2):490-499.