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Animal & Veterinary Science
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Pedram Rezamand

Pedram Rezamand, Ph.D.

Office: Ag Science 215
Phone: (208) 885-5392
Email: rezamand@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Animal and Veterinary Science
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Animal and Veterinary Science
Associate Professor

Home Town: Tehran / Iran
Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Dairy Nutrition: interactions between nutrient metabolism and inflammation, mastitis, retinol-binding protein (RBP), lipids and inflammatory mediators, lactation and milk synthesis
  • Biography

    Professional Experience

    2008: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Animal & Veterinary Science (Dr. Mark. A. McGuire), University of Idaho

    2007: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Large Animal Clinical Science (Dr. Lorraine. M. Sordillo) Michigan State University

    2001-2006: Research/teaching assistant, Animal Science Department, University of Connecticut

    1995-2000: faculty, Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Varamin Azad University, Tehran, Iran

    1992-1995: Research Assistant, Department of Animal Nutrition, Animal Science Research Institute of Iran, Karaj, Tehran, Iran

  • Selected Publications

    Refereed Journals

    Pezhveh, N.,G. R. Ghorbani, P. Rezamand, M. Khorvash, 2014. Effects of replacing different physical forms of wheat grain in corn-based starter on performance of young Holstein dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. (corresponding author) in press.

    Rezamand, P., J. Watts, K. M. Yahvah, E. E. Mosley, L. Ma, B. A. Corl, and M. A. McGuire. 2014. Relationship between Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1 gene expression, relative protein abundance, and its fatty acid products in bovine tissues. J. Dairy Res. (in press).

    Scholte, C. M., P. Rezamand, S. L. Shields, and K. C. Ramsey. 2014. Effects of subcutaneous fat stores on serum phospholipids and nonesterified fatty acid lipid fractions in periparturient dairy cows. J. Agric Sci & Tech B (in press).

    Watts, J. S., P. Rezamand, D. L. Sevier, J. K. Kinch, S. M. Clark, and M. A. McGuire. 2013. Short- term effects of dietary trans fatty acids on selected inflammatory mediators in early lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. (corresponding author). 96:6932-6943.

    Jarrah, A., P. Rezamand, M. Khorvash, and G. R. Ghorbani. 2013. Effects of processing methods of barley grain in starter diets on feed intake and performance of dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci. (corresponding author). 96:7269-7273.

    Peterson, S. E., P. Rezamand, J. E. Williams, W. Price, M. Chahine, and M. A. McGuire. 2012. Effects of dietary betaine on milk yield and milk composition of mid-lactating dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 95:6557-6562 (Corresponding author). 

    Rezamand, P., J. S. Watts, K. M. Hunt, B. J. Bradford, L. Mamedova, and S. D. Morey. 2012. Bovine hepatic and adipose retinol binding protein gene expression and its relationship with tumor necrosis factor-α. J. Dairy Sci 95:7097-7104 (Corresponding author).

    Shields, S. L., P. Rezamand, D. L. Sevier, K. S. Seo, W. Price, and M. A. McGuire. 2011. Effects of Increased Milking Frequency during Early Postpartum on Selected Measures of Mammary Gland Health, Milk Yield, and Milk Composition. J. Dairy Res. 78:301-307. (Corresponding author).

    Schramm, R. D., S. L. Shields, P. Rezamand, D. L. Sevier, and M. A. McGuire. 2011. Effects of a feed additive on neutrophil expression of immunomodulatory genes, feed intake and production performance in periparturient dairy cows. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nutr. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2011.01190.x (Corresponding author).

    Rezamand. P. and M. A. McGuire. 2011. Effects of trans fatty acids on markers of inflammation in bovine mammary epithelial cells. J. Dairy Sci. 94:316-320.

    Aitken, S. L., E. L. Karcher, P. Rezamand, J. C. Gandy, M. J. VandeHaar, A. V. Capuco, and L. M. Sordillo. 2009. Evaluation of antioxidant and pro-inflammatory gene expression in bovine mammary tissue during the periparturient period. J Dairy Sci. 92: 589-598.

    Rezamand, P.
    , T. A. Hoagland, K. M. Moyes, L. K. Silbart, and S. M. Andrew. 2007. Energy Status, Lipid-Soluble Vitamins, and Acute Phase Proteins in Periparturient Holstein and Jersey Dairy Cows with or without Sub-Clinical Mastitis. J Dairy Sci. 90: 5097-5107.

    Rezamand, P., S. M. Andrew, and T. A. Hoagland. 2007. The feeding value of extruded corn grain in a corn-silage based ration for high producing Holstein cows during mid-lactation. J Dairy Sci. 90: 3475-3481.

    Chaubal, S. A., L. B. Ferre, J. A. Molina, D. C. Faber, P. E. Bols, P. Rezamand, X. Tian, and X. Yang. 2007. Hormonal treatments for increasing the oocyte and embryo production in an OPU-IVF system. Theriogenology 67:719-728.

    Amalaradjou, M., T. Annamalai, P. Marek, P. Rezamand, D. Schreiber Jr., T. A. Hoagland, and K. Venkitanarayanan. 2006. Antibacterial effect of sodium caprylate on Escherichia coli 0157:H7 in cattle drinking water. J. Food Protection. 69:2248-2252.
  • Research Projects

    In "Dairy Nutrition" laboratory, we  are interested to gain a better understanding of  interactions between nutrient metabolism and inflammation. In this context, we are interested in research topics such as mastitis, retinol-binding protein (RBP), lipids and inflammatory mediators, biology of transition cows, lactation and milk synthesis, and role of milk components and dairy products in the human health. For more detailed description of our research program, please click on the link below (Dairy Nutrition Laboratory).

    Dairy Nutrition Laboratory

    Research Projects:

    Effects of fatty acids from dairy fat and other foods on markers on inflammation and immune system (ongoing; in collaboration with the McGuire lab).

    Preliminary study of the feed additive Omnigen on innate immunity of transition cows (completed, 2010).

    Steroyl Co A desaturase regulation of fatty acid composition of bovine milk and meat (ongoing; in collaboration with the McGuire lab).

    Preliminary study of inflammatory role of trans fatty acids in breast cancer (ongoing).

    Effect of ω-3-enriched rations on selected measures of mammary gland health and milk quality (completed 2009; in collaboration with the McGuire lab).

    Effects of trans fats on selected measures of bovine mammary gland health during the periparturient period (ongoing).

    Increased milking frequency on mammary gland health and milk composition during early lactation (completed, 2010).

    Interaction among energy status, retinol-binding protein status and intra-mammary infection in periparturient dairy cows (ongoing; in collaboration with the McGuire lab).

    Bovine hepatic and adipose retinol binding protein (RBP) gene expression (ongoing).

    Do alterations in retinoids and retinol-binding protein status affect inflammatory response? (ongoing).

  • Awards and Honors

    Graduate student, Jason Watts, first place graduate poster competition- PNW animal nutrition conference October 2011, Portland OR.

    Graduate student, Jason Watts, second place National graduate competition- oral ADSA/ASAS joint annual meetings, New Orleans July 2011.

    Graduate student, Sarah E. Peterson, first place graduate competition PNW animal nutrition conference 2010.

    Graduate student, Shannon L. Shields, first place graduate competition PNW animal nutrition conference 2009.

    University of Connecticut Animal Science Graduate Student Award 2005-2006.

    Ph.D. Dissertation fellowship, Whetten Graduate Center, University of Connecticut, 2005.
    Developing Countries’ Young Scientists Award; World Poultry Congress, 2000, Montreal, Canada.