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Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

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Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

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Amy Skibiel

Amy Skibiel

Assistant Professor, Lactation Physiology

Office

Ag Biotech, Room 303

Phone

208-885-1161

Mailing Address

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

Skibiel’s research interests lie at the intersection of lactation biology, maternal effects and performance. These topics are studied using observational and experimental approaches and from both evolutionary and dairy production perspectives.

Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012
M.S., Auburn University, 2007
B.S., Juniata College, 2003

  • Impacts of the environment and management practices on mammary gland physiology and milk production
  • Association between postnatal physiology and performance and the fetal growth environment
  • How offspring development and health is shaped by the nutritive and bioactive components in mother’s milk 

  • Skibiel, A. L., B. D. Senn, T. F. Fabris, G. E. Dahl, and J. Laporta. In press. In utero exposure to thermal stress has long-term effects on mammary gland microstructure and function in dairy cattle. PLOS One.
  • Skibiel, A. L., F. Peñagaricano, R. Amorín, B. M. Ahmed, G. E. Dahl, J. Laporta. 2018. In utero heat stress alters the offspring epigenome. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 14609. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32975-1
  • Senn, B. D., A. L. Skibiel, T. F. Fabris, Y. Zhang, G. E. Dahl, F. Peñagaricano, J. Laporta. 2018. RNA-seq reveals novel genes and pathways involved in bovine mammary involution during the dry period and under environmental heat stress. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 11096. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29420-8
  • Skibiel, A. L., M. Zachut, B. C. do Amaral, Y. Levin, G. E. Dahl. 2018. Liver proteomic analysis of postpartum Holstein cows exposed to heat stress or cooling conditions during the dry period. Journal of Dairy Science 101: 705-716. doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-13258
  • Skibiel, A. L., T. F. Fabris, F. N. Corrá, Y. M. Torres, D. J. McLean, J. D. Chapman, D. J. Kirk, G. E. Dahl, J. Laporta. 2017. Effects of feeding an immunomodulatory supplement to heat-stressed or actively cooled cows during late gestation on postnatal immunity, health and growth of calves. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 7659-7668. doi.org/10.3168/jds.2017-12619
  • Laporta, J., T. F. Fabris, A. L. Skibiel, J. L. Powell, J. Hayen, K. Horvath, E. K. Miller-Cushon, G. E. Dahl. 2017. In-utero exposure to heat stress during late-gestation has prolonged effects on the activity patterns and growth of dairy calves. Journal of Dairy Science 100: 2976-2984. doi.org/10.3168/jds.2016-11993
  • Skibiel, A. L. and W. R. Hood. 2015. Milk matters: offspring survival in Columbian ground squirrels is affected by nutrient composition of mother’s milk. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:1-10. doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2015.00111
  • Hinde, K., A. L. Skibiel, A. Foster, L. Del Rosso, S. Mendoza, J. Capitanio. 2015. Cortisol in mother’s milk reflects maternal life history and predicts infant temperament. Behavioral Ecology 26: 269-281. doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru186
  • Skibiel, A. L., L. M. Downing, T. J. Orr, W. R. Hood. 2013. The evolution of the nutrient composition of mammalian milks. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1254-1264. doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12095

Contacts

Department of Animal & Veterinary Science

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 213
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2330
Moscow, ID 83844-2330

Phone: 208-885-6345

Fax: 208-885-6420

Email: avs@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/avs

Directions

Mailing Address:
16 Hot Springs Ranch Road
Carmen, ID 83462

Phone: 208-756-2749

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/nmcreec

Directions