College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Stephen John Coleman
Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences

Animal Sciences Building, Room
  • Ph D, University of Kentucky; Veterinary Science
  • MS, University of Kentucky; Veterinary Science
  • BS, University of Kentucky; Agricultural Biotechnology
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Stephen is an equine geneticist. His main research interests center on understanding more of the relationship between an animal’s genotype and the phenotype ultimately expressed.

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

Dias, M M, Cánovas, A, Mantilla-Rojas, C, Riley, D G, Luna-Nevarez, P, Coleman, Stephen John, Speidel, Scott E, Enns, R. Mark, Islas-Trejo, A, Medrano, J F, Moore, S S, Fortes, M R, Nguyen, L T, Venus, B, Diaz, I S, Souza, F R, Fonseca, L F, Baldi, F, Albuquerque, L G, Thomas, Milton, Oliveira, H N, (2017) SNP detection using RNA-sequences of candidate genes associated with puberty in cattle. Genetics and molecular research : GMR 16 1

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

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

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

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

Jalkanen, Aimee Lynne, Coleman, Stephen John, Wilusz, Jeffrey, (2014) "Determinants and implications of mRNA poly(A) tail size--does this protein make my tail look big?" Seminars in cell & developmental biology 34 24-32

Go, Y Y, Bailey, E, Cook, D G, Coleman, Stephen John, Macleod, J N, Chen, K C, Timoney, P J, Balasuriya, U B, (2011) Genome-wide association study among four horse breeds identifies a common haplotype associated with in vitro CD3+ T cell susceptibility/resistance to equine arteritis virus infection. Journal of virology 85 24 13174-84

Vanderman, K S, Tremblay, M, Zhu, W, Shimojo, M, Mienaltowski, M J, Coleman, Stephen John, MacLeod, J N, (2011) Brother of CDO (BOC) expression in equine articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis and cartilage / OARS, Osteoarthritis Research Society 19 4 435-8

Coleman, Stephen John, Zeng, Z, Wang, K, Luo, S, Khrebtukova, I, Mienaltowski, M J, Schroth, G P, Liu, J, MacLeod, J N, (2010) Structural annotation of equine protein-coding genes determined by mRNA sequencing. Animal genetics 41 Suppl 2 121-30

Wang, K, Singh, D, Zeng, Z, Coleman, Stephen John, Huang, Y, Savich, G L, He, X, Mieczkowski, P, Grimm, S A, Perou, C M, MacLeod, J N, Chiang, D Y, Prins, J F, Liu, J, (2010) MapSplice: accurate mapping of RNA-seq reads for splice junction discovery. Nucleic acids research 38 18 e178

Wade, C M, Giulotto, E, Sigurdsson, S, Zoli, M, Gnerre, S, Imsland, F, Lear, T L, Adelson, D L, Bailey, E, Bellone, R R, Blöcker, H, Distl, O, Edgar, R C, Garber, M, Leeb, T, Mauceli, E, MacLeod, J N, Penedo, M C, Raison, J M, Sharpe, T, Vogel, J, Andersson, L, Antczak, D F, Biagi, T, Binns, M M, Chowdhary, B P, Coleman, Stephen John, Della Valle, G, Fryc, S, Guérin, G, Hasegawa, T, Hill, E W, Jurka, J, Kiialainen, A, Lindgren, G, Liu, J, Magnani, E, Mickelson, J R, Murray, J, Nergadze, S G, Onofrio, R, Pedroni, S, Piras, M F, Raudsepp, T, Rocchi, M, Røed, K H, Ryder, O A, Searle, S, Skow, L, Swinburne, J E, Syvänen, A C, Tozaki, T, Valberg, S J, Vaudin, M, White, J R, Zody, M C, Lander, E S, Lindblad-Toh, K, (2009) Genome sequence, comparative analysis, and population genetics of the domestic horse. Science (New York, N.Y.) 326 5954 865-7

Astakhova, N M, Perelygin, A A, Zharkikh, A A, Lear, T L, Coleman, Stephen John, MacLeod, J N, Brinton, M A, (2009) Characterization of equine and other vertebrate TLR3, TLR7, and TLR8 genes. Immunogenetics 61 7 529-39

Coleman, Stephen John, Gong, G, Gaile, D P, Chowdhary, B P, Bailey, E, Liu, L, MacLeod, J N, (2007) Evaluation of Compass as a comparative mapping tool for ESTs using horse radiation hybrid maps. Animal genetics 38 3 294-302