College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Milton Thomas
Professor
John E. Rouse Chair
Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Animal Sciences Building, Room 3
Phone:
970-491-5348
Education:
  • Ph D, Texas A&M University; Physiology of Reproduction
  • MS, University of Missouri; Dairy Science
  • BS, University of Missouri; Animal Science
Website:
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Dr. Milton G. Thomas joined Colorado State University in December of 2011 as Professor and John E. Rouse Chair of Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Animal Sciences. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Animal Reproduction Biotechnology Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Milt grew-up in a family involved in diversified agriculture in Texas and Missouri and was very active in FFA leadership and public speaking activities. He completed undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral studies in animal science and molecular biology at the University of Missouri (B.S. 1988 and M.S. 1990), Texas A&M University (Ph.D. 1994), and the University of Texas Institute of Biotechnology – Center for Molecular Medicine (1994-1996). Dr. Thomas progressed through the faculty ranks in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at New Mexico State University from 1997 through 2011. In addition to undergraduate and graduate teaching, his responsibilities included coordinating the Angus, Brangus, Brahman cattle breeding program on the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center and the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. Milt helped use these experiment station resources to grow the breeding program into the realm of animal genomics, which is also his role with the Rouse Angus herd at CSU. Dr. Thomas’ ability to lead these research efforts has been aided by sabbaticals at University of California, Davis and CSIRO-Australia and service to breed improvement committees of several breed associations.
Research Areas
Animal Genetics with a focus of studying beef and dairy cattle. Within the Breeding and Genetics team, Dr. Thomas brings expertise and effort in the area physiology and “omics”, genomics (DNA), transcriptomics (RNA), and proteomics (protein). These disciplines are applied to research projects encompassing difficult to measures traits such as health, fertility, grazing distribution, etc.
Academic Courses
Foundations in Animal Genetics: ANEQ 328 (undergraduate)

Markers to Gene Function: Functional Change: ANEQ 500 (graduate; Breeding and Genetics on-line offerings).
Achievements, Awards and Publications
Milt has published > 475 professional articles as abstracts, experiment station reports, WSASAS proceedings, etc. >100 of these documents are in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. Dr. Thomas has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Animal Science and Domestic Animal Endocrinology and accrued > $3.7 million in research and agriculture experiment station funding. He also helped support agriculture experiment station cattle breeding programs by marketing > $1.7 million of breeding bulls. Through these teaching, research, and service endeavors, Dr. Thomas has trained > 25 graduate students, postdocs, and sabbatical scientists. He has also mentored more than > 30 undergraduates interested in research. Dr. Thomas received the Distinguished Research Award for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University in 2004 and then served as the Gerald Thomas Chair in Food Production and Natural Resources, 2010 to 2011. This one-year position internationalized collaborative study of genomics and heifer fertility. Milt is a 2011 graduate of the Lead21 program and served as Director At-Large and Recording Secretary of American Society of Animal Science from 2008 to 2010. These leadership activities helped prepare Dr. Thomas for the challenge of leading team-based genomics research with the Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center (i.e., Rouse Ranch) in Wyoming.

Zeng, Xi, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, "Estimating Economic Values of Traits Belonging to Cattle in Maternal Beef Production. Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. An. Sci." American Society of Animal Science

Dias, Marina M, Canovas, Angela, Mantilla-Rojas, C., Riley, David G, Luna-Nevarez, Pablo, Coleman, Stephen John, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Islas-Trejo, A, Medrano, Juan F, Moore, Steve , Fortes, Marina, Nguyen, Loan T., Venus, B., Diaz, Iara, Souza, F., Albuquerque, L, Thomas, Milton, Oliveria, H., (2017) SNP detection using RNA-sequences of candidate genes associated with puberty in cattle Genetics and Molecular Research 16 1 17

Luna-Nevarez, P., Leyva-Corona, J. C., Sanchez-Castro, M. A., Zamorano-Algandar, R., Medrano, J. F., Rincon, G., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, (2016) "A polymorphism within the PAPPA2 gene is associated with postpartum fertility traits in Holstein Dairy cattle located in southern Sonora Mexico" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E163-E164

Zeng, Xi, Holt, Timothy N, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Angus cattle at high elevation: Comparison of models to estimate breeding values of yearling pulmonary arterial pressure" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E166-E167

Bailey, D. W., Millward, M., Stricklan, D., Thomas, Milton, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Medrano, J., Howery, L. D., (2016) "Development of indicies to select beef cattle for terrain use" Proceedings Society of Range Management pp. 81

Leyva-Corona, José Clemente, Thomas, Milton, Rincón, Gonzalo, Medrano, Juan F, Correa-Calderón, Abelardo, Avendaño-Reyes, Leonel, Hallford, Dennis M, Rivera-Acuña, Fernando, Luna-Nevárez, Pablo, (2016) Enfriamiento al inicio de verano para mitigar el estrés por calor en vacas Holstein del noroeste de México. Cooling at the summer onset to mitigate the heat stress in Holstein cows from the northwest Mexico Rev. Mex. Cienc. Pec. 7 4 415-429

Krehbiel, B. C., Thomas, Milton, Blackburn, H. D., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Keenan, L. D., (2016) "Evaluation of genetic structure across five U.S. Climate zones using prominent AI sires of two British Bos taurus breeds" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E4-E5

Krehbiel, B. C., Thomas, Milton, Blackburn, H. D., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Keenan, L., (2016) "Evaluation of genetic structure across five US climate zones using prominent AI sires of two British Bos taurus breeds" Proceedings WSASAS 67 65-68

Liebig, Bethany Ellen, Thomas, Milton, McSweeney, K. D., Campen, H. Van, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Hansen, Thomas, (2016) "Fertility may depend on conceptus-derived signals in lactating Holstein cows" Proceedings 17th Annual CVMBS Research Day Poster 54

Canovas, A., Cockrum, Rebecca, Brown, D., Riddle, S., Neary, J. M., Holt, Timothy N, Medrano, J. F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Cammack, K., Stenmark, K. R., Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Functional genomics of high altitude disease in Angus cattle: leveraging-OMICs and systems biology to better understanding of the function and role of key contributing genes." Proc. Int. Soc. Anim. Genet. pp. 78. Abstract P3050

Canovas, A., Cockrum, Rebecca, Brown, D., Riddle, S., Neary, J. M., Holt, Timothy N, Krafsur, Greta M, Medrano, J. F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Cammack, K., Stenmark, K. R., Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Functional SNP in a polygenic disease induced by high-altitude in fattening Angus steer" Proc. Eur. Fed. Anim. Sci pp. 67. Abstract 419

Canovas, A., .Cockrum, R. R, Brown, D., Riddle, S., Neary, J. M., Holt, Timothy N, Medrano, J. F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Cammack, K., Stenmark, K. R., Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Functional SNP in a polygenic disease induced by high-altitude in fattening Angus steers using systems biology approach" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E121

Boldt, Ryan John, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Keenan, L., Enns, R. Mark, (2016) "Genetic parameters for production traits and heifer pregnancy in Red Angus cattle" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5 E183

Peters, S. O., Sinecen, M., Thomas, Milton, Imumorin, I. G., Kizilkaya, K., (2016) "Genome-enabled prediction of genetic values of growth traits using artificial neural networks" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E151-152

Weng, Ziqing, Su, Hailin, Saatchi, Mahdi, Lee, Jungjae, Thomas, Milton, Dunkelberger, Jenelle R, Garrick, Dorian J, (2016) Genome-wide association study of growth and body composition traits in Brangus beef cattle Livest. Sci. 183 4-11

Elzo, M. A., Mateescu, R., Thomas, Milton, Johnson, D. D., Rae, D. O., Wasdin, J. D., Driver, M. D., Driver, J. D., (2016) Genomic-polygenic and polygenic parameters and prediction trends for growth and reproduction traits in an Angus-Brahman multibreed population J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E151

Cockrum, Rebecca, Berge, N. F., Zeng, Xi, Blackburn, H., Holt, Timothy N, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Genotypes associated with yearling pulmonary arterial pressure similar for growth measures in Angus heifers" Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Abstract PO508

Elzo, M. A., Mateescu, R, Thomas, Milton, Johnson, D. D., Martinez, C. A., Rae, D. O., Wasdin, J. G., Driver, M. D., Driver, J. D., (2016) Growth and reproduction genomic-polygenic and polygenic parameters and prediction trends as Brahman fraction increases in an Angus-Brahman multibreed population Livest. Sci. 190 104-112

Crawford, Natalie Faye, Thomas, Milton, Holt, Timothy N, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, (2016) Heritabilities and genetic correlations of pulmonary arterial pressure and performance traits in Angus cattle at high altitude J. Anim. Sci. 94 11 4483-4490

Bailey, D. W., Millward, M. F., Thomas, Milton, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Medrano, J. F., Howery, L. D., (2016) "Improvements of cattle grazing distribution through genetic selection: challenges and opportunities" Proc. 10th Int. Rangeland Congr. pp. 182-183

Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, Hagevoort, R., Neibergs, J. S., Eenennaam, A. L. Van, Neibergs, H. L., Womack, J. E., (2016) "Integrated program for reducing bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) in cattle, coordinated agricultural project (CAP): translation of multi-omics research results into teaching programs" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E121

Li, Min, Riddle, Suzette, Zhang, Hui, D’Alessandro, Angelo, Flockton, Amanda, Serkova, Natalie J, Hansen, Kirk C, Moldvan, Radu, McKeon, B Alexandre, Frid, Maria, Thomas, Milton, (2016) Metabolic Reprogramming Regulates the Proliferative and Inflammatory Phenotype of Adventitial Fibroblasts in Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Transcriptional Co-Repressor C-terminal Binding Protein-1 Circulation

Thomas, Milton, Coleman, Stephen John, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, (2016) "Multi-omics data resources and use in genetic improvement of cattle growth and health" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E369-E370

Fortes, Marina R.S., Nguyen, Loan To, Neto, Laercio R. Porto, Reverter, Antonio, Moore, Stephen S., Lehnert, Sigrid A., Thomas, Milton, (2016) Polymorphisms and genes associated with puberty in heifers Theriogenology 86 1 333-339

Canovas, A, Cockrum, Rebecca, Brown, Richard David, Riddle, S. K., Neary, J. M., Holt, Timothy N, Krafsur, Greta M, Medrano, J. F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Cammack, K., Stenmark, K. R., Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Polymorphisms and splice variants in a polygenic disease induced by high altitude in fattening Angus steers using RNA-Seq and systems biology" Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Abstract PO108

Crawford, Natalie Faye, Zeng, Xi, Coleman, Stephen John, Holt, Timothy N, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Newman, John, Hamid, R., Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Pulmonary arterial pressure in yearling Angus cattle managed at high altitude: Study of a non-synonymous SNP in the oxygen-dependent degradation domain of the endothelial PAS domain-containing protein 1 gene" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E79-E80

Bailey, Derek W, Thomas, Milton, Holt, Tim N, Stephenson, Mitch B, Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, (2016) Relationship of pulmonary arterial pressure and terrain use of Angus cows grazing high-altitude foothill rangelands Livest. Sci. 190 76-80

Liebig, Bethany, Hansen, Thomas, Thomas, Milton, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Van Campen, Hana, (2016) "Selection for fertility in lactating cows: implication of conceptus-derived signals" Proc. SSR: Sys. Biol. Reprod. 95 (abstract) 357

Liebig, Bethany Ellen, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Campen, H. Van, Hess, Ann Marie, Stine, M. D., McSweeney, K. D., Thomas, Milton, Hansen, Thomas, (2016) "Selection using DGV-DPR and SPC in lactating dairy cows is associated with INFNT and ISG15 expression and embryo survival" Rocky Mountain Reproductive Sciences Symposium pp. 10

Dias, M. M., Thomas, Milton, Canovas, A., Mantilla-Rojas, C., Riley, D., Luna, P., Coleman, Stephen John, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Ilas-Trejo, A., Medrano, J. F., Cockrum, Rebecca, Cammack, K. M., Stenmark, K. R., Moore, S., Fortes, M. R. S., Nguyen, L.T, Venus, B., Diaz, I., Souza, F., Fonseca, L., Baldi, F., Albuquerque, L., Oliveira, H., (2016) "SNP discovery in RNA-Seq across breeds of cattle in puberty-related candidate genes (i.e., network hubs)" Plant and Animal Genome Abstract PO518

Luna-Nevarez, P., Pavlovich-Sotomayor, M., Luna-Ramirez, R. I., Aguilar-Trejo, C. M., Luna-Nevarez, G., Zeng, Xi, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2016) "Study of genetic basis of immune response in gilts vaccinated with a modified live PRRS virus in a swine farm from southern Sonora Mexico" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E86-E87

Culbertson, Miranda Marguerite, Thomas, Milton, Leachman, L. L., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, (2016) "The effect of heterosis on pulmonary arterial pressure in beef cattle" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E167

Fortes, M. R. S., Nguyen, L. T., Weller, M. M. D. C. A., , Cánovas, A., Islas-Trejo, A, Porto-Neto, L. R., Reverter, A, Lehnert, S. A., Boe-Hansen, G. B., Thomas, Milton, (2016) Transcriptome analyses identify five transcription factors differentially expressed in the hypothalamus of post-versus prepubertal Brahman heifers J. Anim. Sci. 94 9 3693-3702

Fortes, M. R. S., Nguyen, L. T., Weller, M. D. C. A., , Canovas, A., Islas-Trejo, A., Porto-Neto, L. R., Reverter, A., Lehnert, S. A., Boe-Hansen, G. B., Thomas, Milton, Medrano, J. F., Moore, S. S., (2016) "Transcriptome and network analyses identified five transcription factors differentially expressed in the hypothalamus of pre versus post-pubertal Brahman heifers" International Congress of Animal Reproduction

Pauling, Rachel Christine, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Culbertson, Miranda Marguerite, Peel, R. Kraig, Enns, R. Mark, (2016) "Winter climate variables and their effect of feed intake in Bos taurus bulls" J. Anim. Sci. 94(E. Suppl. 5) E606

Culbertson, Miranda Marguerite, Thomas, Milton, Leachman, L. L., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, (2016) "Effect of heterosis on pulmonary arterial pressure in beef cattle" CSU Grad Showcase

Gulick, A K, Garry, Franklyn B, Holt, Timothy N, Retallick-Trennepohl, K, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Neary, J M, (2016) "Angus calves born and raised at high altitude adapt to hypobaric hypoxia by increasing alveolar ventilation rate but not hematocrit." Journal of animal science 94 10 4167-4171

Neary, J M, Brown, R D, Holt, Timothy N, Stenmark, K R, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Garry, Franklyn B, (2016) "Static and dynamic components of right ventricular afterload are negatively associated with calf survival at high altitude." Journal of animal science 94 10 4172-4178

Liebig, Bethany Ellen, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Thomas, Milton, Van Campen, Hana, Hansen, Thomas, (2016) "Selection for Fertility in Lactating Dairy Cows: Implication of Conceptus-Derived Signals" Society for the Study of Reproduction Meeting Abstract 357 Page 41

Klohonatz, Kristin Marie, Canovas, Angela, Medrano, Juan F, Hess, Ann Marie, Coleman, Stephen John, Thomas, Milton, Bouma, Gerrit J, Bruemmer, Jason Edward, (2016) "RNA Sequencing of equine endometrium during maternal recognition of pregnancy" Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV 2016

Blackburn, H., Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Paiva, S., (2015) "A livestock database for long term storage and use of genomic and other associated information" Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Abstract W142

Riddle, S., Poth, J., Li, M., Zhang, H., Brown, D., Frid, M., Flockton, A., McKeon, B. Alexandre, Canovas, A., Islas-Trejo, A., Medrano, J.F., Thomas, Milton, Davis, B., Serkova, N., Kasmi, K.C. El, Stenmark, K., (2015) Aerobic glycolysis is a critical metabolic adaptation to drive the pro-inflammatory phenotype of advential fibroblasts isolated from the remodeled pulmonary artery from animals with pulmonary hypertension Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 191 A5466

Zeng, Xi, Holt, Timothy N, Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, (2015) "Angus cattle at high altitude: Relationship between age and pulmonary arterial pressure" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 119-121

Zamorano-Algandar, R., Correa-Calderon, A., Sanchez-Castro, M., Rincon, G., Medrano, J.F., Hernandez, A., Luna-Nevarez, G., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Luna-Neverez, P., (2015) "Candidate gene molecular breeding value prediction of reproductive performance in Holstein dairy cows managed under heat stress conditions from southern Sonora in Mexico" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 249-252

Culbertson, Miranda Marguerite, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) "Effects of beef cow milk production levels on longevity from Colorado State University’s Beef Improvement Center" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 111-113

Liebig, B.E., Thomas, Milton, McSweeney, K.D., Van Campen, Hana, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Hansen, Thomas, (2015) Fertility may depend on conceptus-derived signals in lactating dairy cows J. Anim. Sci. 93(Suppl. s3) i

Bailey, D.W., Lunt, S., Lipka, A., Thomas, Milton, Medrano, J.F., Canovas, A., Rincon, G., Stephenson, M.B., Jensen, Daniel G, (2015) Genetic influence on cattle grazing distribution: association of genetic markers with terrain use in beef cows Range Ecol. Mgt. 68 142-149

Elzo, M.A., Thomas, Milton, Johnson, D.D., Martinez, C.A., Lamb, G.C., Rae, D.O., Wasdin, J.G., Driver, J.D., (2015) Genetic parameters and predictions for direct and maternal growth traits in a multibreed Angus-Brahman cattle population using genomic-polygenic and polygenic models Livest. Sci. 175 18-26

Elzo, M., Thomas, Milton, Johnson, D., Martinez, Caitlyn Marisa Romero, Lamb, C., Rae, O., Wasdin, J., Driver., J., (2015) Genomic-polygenic predictions of direct and maternal effects for growth traits in a multi-breed Angus-Brahman cattle population J. Anim. Sci. 93(Suppl. s3) 643

Hernandez, A., Sanchez-Castro, M., Zamorano-Algandar, R., Luna-Nevarez, P., Rincon, G., Medrano, J.F., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2015) "Genotypes within the prolactin and GH-IGF1 pathways association with 305 d milk yield in heat stressed lactating Holstein cows" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 114-118

Neary, J.M., Garry, Franklyn B, Holt, Timothy N, Morley, P.S., Krafsur, Greta M, Brown, R.D., Stenmark, K.R., Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2015) "High altitude disease, PAP, feedlot hypertension and respiratory issues: are they linked?" Proc. Range Beef Cow Symp. XXIV 141-146

Tizioto, Polyana, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) Immunological response to single pathogen challenge with agents of the bovine respiratory disease complex: an RNA-seq analysis of the bronchial lymph node transcriptome PLOS One 21

Newman, J.H., Holt, Timothy N, Cogan, J., Womack, B., Phillips, J.A., Li, C., Kendall, Z., Stenmark, K.R., Thomas, Milton, Brown, R.D., Riddle, S.R., West, J.D., Hamid, R., (2015) Increased prevalence of an EPAS1 (HIF2α) variant haplotype in cattle with high altitude pulmonary hypertension: brisket disease gene? Nat. Commun. 6 6863

Cockrum, Rebecca, Holloway, C., Zeng, Xi, Crawford, Natalie Faye, Neary, J.M., Holt, Timothy N, Blackburn, H., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2015) "Intrinsic response to hypoxic stress associated with cellular metabolism an inflammation in beef cattle." Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Abstract P0169

Thomas, Milton, Mohamed, A. H., Sawalhah, M.N., Holechek, J.L., Bailey, D.W., Hawkes, J.M., Luna-Nevarez, P., Molinar, F., Khumalo, G., (2015) Long-term forage, cow-calf, and economic performance of two stocking levels on Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Range Ecol. Mgt. 68 158-165

Neary, J.M., Garry, Franklyn B, Holt, Timothy N, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) Mean pulmonary arterial pressures in Angus steers increase from cow-calf to feedlot-finishing phases J. Anim. Sci. 93 3854-3861

Crawford, Natalie Faye, Speidel, Scott E, Zeng, Xi, Holt, Timothy N, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) "Multivariate analysis of genetic relationships between pulmonary arterial pressure and performance traits in an Angus herd at high elevation" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 126-128

Krafsur, Greta M, Brown, R.D., Neary, J.M., Holt, Timothy N, Gould, Daniel H, Riddle, S., Canovas, A., Medrano, J., Enns, R. Mark, Cockrum, Rebecca, Thomas, Milton, Stenmark, K.R., (2015) Natural history of pulmonary hypertension: adaptive versus maladaptive physiologic responses and cardiopulmonary remodeling in beef cattle exposed to chronic hypoxia Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 191 A5535

Krafsur, Greta M, Brown, D., Neary, J., Holt, Timothy N, Gould, Daniel H, Riddle, S., Canovas, A., Medrano, J., Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Stenmark, K., (2015) "Natural history of pulmonary hypertension: adaptive versus maladaptive physiologic responses in beef cattle exposed to chronic hypoxia and the role of inflammation in the progession of pulmonary hypertension" 50th Am. Assoc. Vet. Lab. Diagn. Mtg p. 81

Brown, R.D., Canovas, A., Riddle, S., Neary, J.M., Islas-Trejo, A., Krafsur, Greta M, Cockrum, Rebecca, Enns, R. Mark, Medrano, J., Thomas, Milton, Stenmark, K.R., (2015) Natural history of pulmonary hypertension: transcriptome analysis of right ventricular remodeling and failure in beef cattle exposed to chronic hypoxia Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 191 A1041

Culbertson, Miranda Marguerite, Speidel, Scott E, Peel, R. Kraig, Cockrum, Rebecca, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) Optimum measurement period for evaluating feed intake traits in beef cattle J. Anim. Sci. 93 1-9

Saad, H.M., Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Speidel, Scott E, (2015) "Performance losses due to selection for low birth weight versus calving ease: a simulation study in beef cattle" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 129-132

Canovas, A.A., Cockrum, Rebecca, Brown, R.D., Riddle, S.K., Neary, J.M., Holt, Timothy N, Krafsur, Greta M, Medrano, J.F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Stenmark, K.R., Thomas, Milton, (2015) "Polymorphisms and splice variants in a polygenic disease induced by high-altitude in Angus cattle using RNA-Sequencing and systems biology" Abstr. Soc. Españ. Genética.

Bailey, D.W., Thomas, Milton, Holt, Timothy N, Stephenson, M.B., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, (2015) "Relationships of pulmonary arterial pressure and terrain use of beef cows grazing high-altitude foothills rangeland" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 99-103

Liebig, B.E., Thomas, Milton, McSweeeney, K.D., Van Campen, Hana, Bishop, Jeanette Victoria, Hansen, Thomas, (2015) "Selection for high fertility may be dependent on conceptus-derived signals in dairy cows" Proc. Rocky Mount. Repro. Sci. Symp. p. 26

Dias, M.M., Canovas, A., Mantilla-Rojas, C., Medrano, J.F., Thomas, Milton, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Rivera-Acuna, F., Luna-Nevarez, P., Riley, D.G., (2015) "Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with growth, fertility, and first-calf survival traits in Brangus heifers managed under semi-desert extensive conditions in southern Sonora" Tex. A&M University CONACYT (MX) Symposium

Dias, M.M., Canovas, A., Mantilla-Rojas, C., Riley, D.G., Luna-Nevarez, P., Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Dias, I.S.D.P., Souza, F.R.P., Medrano, J.F., Oliveira, H.N., Thomas, Milton, (2015) "SNP query in candidate genes that affect puberty in Bos indicus-influenced heifers" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 104-107

Neary, J.M., Garry, Franklyn B, Holt, Timothy N, Brown, R.D., Stenmark, K.R., Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, (2015) The altitude at which a calf is born and raised determines the rate at which mPAP increases with age J. Anim. Sci. 93 1-7

Canovas, A., Cockrum, Rebecca, Brown, R.D., Riddle, S.K., Neary, J.M., Holt, Timothy N, Krafsur, Greta M, Garry, Franklyn B, Medrano, J.F., Islas-Trejo, A., Enns, R. Mark, Speidel, Scott E, Stenmark, K.R., Thomas, Milton, (2015) "Transciptomics and systems biology of high altitude disease in Angus cattle" Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Abstract P0310

Krehbiel, B.C., Paiva, S., Wilson, C., Ericsson, S., Boatright, J., Thomas, Milton, Blackburn, H.D., (2015) "Untapped genetic variability in Herefords: implications for climate change" Proc WSASAS 66 122-125

Peters, S.O., Kizilkaya, K., Garrick, D.J., Fernando, R.L., Imumorin, I.G., Thomas, Milton, (2015) Use of a robust Bayesian regression model in genome-wide association study of growth traits in Brangus heifers J. Anim. Sci. 93(Suppl. s3) 342

Boldt, Ryan John, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2015) "Variance components for genetic evaluation of body condition score in beef cattle" Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 66 108-110

Boldt, Ryan John, Enns, R. Mark, Thomas, Milton, Speidel, Scott E, (2015) "Report to the Red Angus Association of America. Research Update: Red Angus Next Generation Fertility genetic evaluation" Red Angus Association of America

Torres, J. F., Bo, G. A., Thomas, Milton, Lares, F., Pena, C., Luna, P., (2014) "348 anti-mullerian hormone and superovulatory response in donor cows managed in 2 semiarid environments in northwest Mexico" Reprod Fertil Dev 27 1 262

Luna-Nevarez, P, Leyva-Corona, J.C., Rivera-Acuna, F., Medrano, J.F., Rincon, G., Silver, G.A., Hallford, D.M., Ashley, R.L., Thomas, M.G., (2014) "A polymorphism in the prolactin pathway is associated with milk production in Holstein dairy cows managed under summer heat stress conditions in northwest Mexico" J. Anim. Sci 92 (E-Suppl. 2):474

Trejo, C.M. Aguilar, Rubio, J.A. Romo, Nevarez, P. Luna, Thomas, Milton, Enns, M., (2014) "Abstract #162 in Indentification de cerados (Sus scrofa domestica): resistance a la infeccion del PRRS a traves de selection genomica en el sur de Sonora, Mexico" Mexican Agricultural Sciences

Cockrum, Rebecca, Austin, K.J., Stobart, R.H., Pickering, N.K., Thomas, M.G., McEwan, J.C., Cammack, K.M., (2014) "Abstract P151 - Genotypes within cellular growth and cell cycle processes associated with feed efficiency in sheep" Plant and Animal Genome

Canovas, , Islas-Trejo, A., Stenmark, K., Brown, D., Thomas, M.G., Cockrum, Rebecca, Medrano, J.F., (2014) "Abstract P547 - Transcriptomics of high altitude disease in Holstein calves" Plant and Animal Genome

Oberbauer, A. M., Belanger, J. M., Rincon, G., Canovas, A., Islas-Trejo, A., Gularte-Merida, R., Thomas, Milton, Medrano, J. F., (2014) Bovine and murine tissue expression of insulin like growth factor-I Gene 535 2 101-5

McDaneld, T. G., Kuehn, L. A., Thomas, Milton, Pollak, E. J., Keele, J. W., (2014) Deletion on chromosome 5 associated with decreased reproductive efficiency in female cattle J Anim Sci 92 4 1378-84

McDaneld, T. G., Kuehn, L. A., Thomas, Milton, Snelling, W. M., Smith, T. P., Pollak, E. J., Cole, J. B., Keele, J. W., (2014) Genome-wide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle,5 J Anim Sci

McDaneld, T. G., Kuehn, L. A., Thomas, Milton, Snelling, W. M., Smith, T. P., Pollak, E. J., Cole, J. B., Keele, J. W., (2014) Genomewide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle J Anim Sci 92 5 1945-57

Brown, R.D., Riddle, S.R., Cockrum, R.R., Thomas, M.G., Stenmark, K.R., (2014) "Genomic signatures of right ventricular remodeling in neonatal calves with severe pulmonary hypertension: implications for human pediatrics" Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med 189 A2345

Brown, R D, Thomas, Milton, (2014) "Genomic signatures of right ventricular remodeling in neonatal calves with severe pulmonary hypertension: implications for human pediatrics." Am. Thor. Soc.

Elzo, M.A., Thomas, M.G., Martinez, C.A., Lamb, G.C., Johnson, D.D., Rae, D.O., Wasdin, J.G., Driver, J.D., (2014) Genomic-polygenic evaluation of multibreed Angus-Brahman cattle for postweaning feed efficiency and growth using actual and imputed Illumina50K SNP genotypes Livestock Sci 159 1-10

Canovas, A., Reverter, A., DeAtley, K. L., Ashley, R. L., Colgrave, M. L., Fortes, M. R., Islas-Trejo, A., Lehnert, S., Porto-Neto, L., Rincon, G., Silver, G. A., Snelling, W. M., Medrano, J. F., Thomas, Milton, (2014) Multi-tissue omics analyses reveal molecular regulatory networks for puberty in composite beef cattle PLoS One 9 7 e102551

Fortes, M.R.S., Suhaimi, A.H.M.S., Porto-Neto, L.R., McWilliam, S.M., Flatscher-Bader, T., Moore, S.S., D’Occhio, M.J., Meira, C.T., Thomas, M.G., Snelling, W.M., Reverter, A., Lehnert, S., (2014) Post-partum anoestrous in tropical beef cattle: a systems approach combining gene expression and genome-wide association results Livestock Sci 166 158-166

Thomas, Milt G., Enns, R. Mark, (2014) "Susceptibility loci revealed for bovine respiratory disease complex in pre-weaned Holstein calves" BMC Genomics 15 1164

Cockrum, R.R., Zeng, X., Berge, N.F., Neary, J.M., Garry, F.B., Holt, Timothy N, Blackburn, H.D., Thomas, Sean Patrick, Speidel, S.E., Garrick, D.J., Enns, R.M., Thomas, M.G., (2014) "Angus cattle at high altitude: genetic relationships and initial genome wide association analyses of pulmonary arterial pressure" WCGALP

Culbertson, M.M., Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, M.G., Keenan, L., Enns, R.M., (2014) "Effect of genetics level of beef cow milk production on longevity in diverse environments" WCGALP

Speidel, Scott E, S., , Cockrum, Rebecca, Salak-Johnson, J. L., Chase, C. C. L., Thomas, Milton, Peel, R. Kraig, Enns, R. Mark, (2014) "Genetic analysis of receiving weight, ultrasound back fat, ultrasound rib eye area, ultrasound percent intramuscular fat, and bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle" WCGALP

Zeng, X., Cockrum, R.R., Berge, N.F., Neary, J.M., Garry, F.B., Holt, Timothy N, Blackburn, H.D., Speidel, S.E., Garrick, D.J., Enns, R.M., Thomas, M.G., (2014) "Genetic correlation and genome wide association study of pulmonary arterial pressure and post weaning growth traits in Angus heifers from a high altitude breeding program" WCGALP

Fortes, M.R.S., Porto-Neto, L. R., DeAtley, K.L., Reverter, A., Thomas, M.G., Moore, S.S., Lehnert, S.A., Snelling, W.M., (2014) "Genetic markers in transcription factors of differentially expressed genes associated with post-partum anoestrous predict pregnancy outcome in an independent population of beef cattle" WCGALP

Berge, N.F., Speidel, S.E., Zeng, X., Culbertson, M.M., Thomas, M.G., Enns, R.M., (2014) "Genetic relationships between pulmonary arterial pressure and performance traits in Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center Angus herd" WCGALP

Peters, S., Kizilkaya, K., Garrick, D., Fernando, R., Reecy, J., Imumorin, I., Thomas, Milton, (2014) "Genome-wide association study of first service conception rate in Brangus heifers using probit, robit, and logit models" WCGALP

Elzo, M.A, Thomas, M.G., Johnson, D.D., Martinez, C.A., Lamb, G.C., Rae, D.O., Wasdin, J.G., Driver, J.D., (2014) "Genomic-polygenic evaluation of multibreed Angus-Brahman cattle for postweaning ultrasound and weight traits with actual and imputed Illumina50K SNP genotypes" WCGALP

Boldt, R.J., Culbertson, M.M., Berge, N.F., Thomas, M.G., Holt, Timothy N, Speidel, S.E., Enns, R.M., (2014) "Phenotypic analysis of pulmonary arterial pressure and feed intake data in cattle" WCGALP

Hernandez, Paul R, Luna-Nevarez, , Rincon, G., Medrano, J.F., Enns, R.M., Thomas, M.G., (2014) "Relationships of endocrine pathway SNP and molecular breeding value with milk production traits in heat stressed Holstein cows" WCGALP

Thomas, M.G., Berge, N.F., Enns, R.M., Hagevoort, G.R., Eenennaam, A.L. Van, Neibergs, H.L., Neibergs, J.S., Womack, J. E., (2014) "Research trainee participation is a bonus to teaching aims in the Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex Coordinated Agricultural Project" WCGALP

DeAtley, K L, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Analysis of six neuropeptides detected in hypothalamus and pituitary gland of pre- and post-pubertal heifers." J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl 3):in press

DeAtley, K L, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Analysis of six neuropeptides detected in hypothalamus and pituitary gland of pre- and post-pubertal heifers." Proc. West Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 64 359-363

Luna, P, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Association of STAT2 SNP genotypes and growth phenotypes in heifers from an Angus, Brahman, and RomoSinuano diallele population" J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl 3):in press

Luna, P, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Association of STAT2 SNP genotypes and growth phenotypes in heifers from an Angus, Brahman, and RomoSinuano diallele population. " Proc. West Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 64 194-197

Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Cortisol, interleukin 8, and immunoglobulin G ratios predict treatment for bovine respiratory disease in feedlot cattle. " J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2):486

Zeng, Xi, Speidel, Scott E, Thomas, Milton, Enns, R. Mark, (2013) "Estimating Economic Values of Traits Belonging to Cattle in Maternal Beef Production. Proc. West. Sect. Am. Soc. An. Sci." American Society of Animal Science

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Estimating economic values of traits for maternal beef production system." Proc. West Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 64 165-168

Zeng, X, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Estimating economic values of traits for maternal beef production system." J Anim Sci J. Anim. Sci. (E-Suppl 3):in press

Berge, N F, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Factors influencing selection for pulmonary arterial pressure in cattle at high elevations." Proc. West Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 64 178-179

Berge, N F, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Factors influencing selection for pulmonary arterial pressure in cattle at high elevations." J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl 3):in press

McDaneld, T G, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Genome-wide association study of reproductive efficiency in female cattle. " J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2):392

Thomas, Milton, Peters, S O, (2013) "Genome-wide linkage disequilibrium patterns in 10 beef cattle breeds. " Plant and Anim. Genome XXI Abstract P530

Thomas, Milton, (2013) Genomic regions associated with fertility traits in male and female cattle: advances from microsatellites to high-density chips Anim Repod Sci, submitted November 22 141 1-19

Thomas, Milton, (2013) Genomic-polygenic evaluation for ultrasound and weight traits in Angus-Brahman multibreed cattle with the Illumina3k chip Livestock Sci. 153 39-49

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Genomic-polygenic evaluation of Angus-Brahman cattle for carcass traits with Illumina 3K chip" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 523

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Genomic-polygenic evaluation of multi-breed Angus-Brahman cattle for feed efficiency and postweaning growth using actual and imputed Illumina 50K genotypes. " J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2):72-73

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Genomic-polygenic evaluation of postweaning weight and ultrasound carcass traits in an Angus-Brahman multibreed population" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 522

Peters, Peters O., Thomas, Milton, (2013) Heritability and Bayesian genome-wide association study of first service conception and pregnancy in Brangus heifers J Anim Sci (doi:10.2527/jas.2012-5580) 91 605-612

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Integrated program for reducing bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) in cattle, coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP): translation of research into teaching programs in 2013" J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2) 421

Thomas, Milton, Bailey, D W, (2013) "Manipulation of the spatial grazing behavior of cattle in extensive and mountainous rangelands. " Proceedings of the 17th International Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pasture Network; June 5 – 7, 2013, Trivero, Italy, p. 95 – 98.

Bailey, D W, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Manipulation of the spatial grazing behavior of livestock in extensive grassland systems." Proceedings of the XXII International Grasslands Congress, September 15–19, 2013, Sydney, Australia

Neary, J, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Mean pulmonary arterial pressure in beef calves is positively associated with mixed venous CO2 tension and oxygen extraction ratio when controlling for alveolar oxygen tension." J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl 3):in press

Neary, J, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Mean pulmonary arterial pressure in beef calves is positively associated with mixed venous CO2 tension and oxygen extraction ration when controlling for alveolar oxygen tension." Proc. West Sect. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. 64 67-70

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Meta-analysis: finding markers associated with reproductive performance across cattle breeds" Int Plant Anim Genome Conf XX:PO544

Peters, S O, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Model comparison in genome-wide association and heifer pregnancy in Brangus cattle. " J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2):393

Thomas, Milton, (2013) Networks and pathways to guide genomic selection J Anim Sci (E-2012-5784-R1) 91 537-552

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Networks and pathways to guide genomic selection" J Anim Sci 90 162

DeAtley, K L, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Neuropeptidome of hypothalamus and pituitary gland of pre- and post-pubertal Brangus heifers." Plant and Anim. Genome XXI Abstract P562

Ross, P J, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Re-annotation of the bovine genome using RNA sequencing data." Plant and Anim. Genome XXI Abstract W143

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Selection of cattle for sustainable rugged rangelands: Part 2 – What we can learn from Genotype. " Society of Range Mgt 47

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Sorting through the science, marketing, and realities of DNA tools for genetic prediction" Proc Range Beef Cow Symp XXII p. 99- 102

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "Transcriptome of hypothalamus and pituitary gland of pre- and post-pubertal Brangus heifers." Plant and Anim. Genome XXI Abstract P563

DeAtley, K L, Thomas, Milton, (2013) "X marks the spot: region of bovine chromosome associated with heifer fertility traits in Brangus cattle." J Anim Sci 91(E-Suppl. 2) 535

Thomas, Milton, (2013) "X marks the spot: region of bovine chromosome X associated with heifer fertility traits identified with complementary-omics analyses. " Rocky Mount. Repro. Sci. Symp 21

Thomas, Milton, (2012) Genomic-polygenic evaluation of Angus-Brahman multibreed cattle for feed efficiency and postweaning growth using the Illumina3k chip J Anim Sci 90 2488-2497

Thomas, Milton, (2012) Grazing distribution and diet quality of Angus, Brangus, and Brahman cows in the Chihuahuan Desert Range Ecol Mgt 65 371-381

Thomas, Milton, (2012) How SNP chips will advance our knowledge of factors controlling puberty and aid in selecting replacement females J Anim Sci 90 1152-1165

Thomas, Milton, (2012) Identificación de un polimorfismo del gen PAPP-A2 asociado a la fertilidad en vaquillas de la Raza Romosinuano criadas bajo un ambiente subtropical Rev Mex Cienca Pecur 3 185-200

Thomas, Milton, (2012) "Integrated program for reducing bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) in beef and dairy cattle, coordinated agricultural project (CAP): overview of the teaching program" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 498

Thomas, Milton, (2012) "Lactation and physiology performances in Holstein dairy cows managed under summer heat stress conditions in northwest Mexico" J Anim Sci 90 E-Suppl 3 317-318