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Taylor Brianne Seay

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Biography

Current Ph.D. student and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Research focusing on evaluating the reproductive tract and rumen bacterial communities of beef heifers. Specifically interested in the factors affecting these microorganisms, the uterine environment, and how they can influence reproductive efficiency in beef cattle.


Research

Graduate Research Assistant – PhD          TN, U.S.A 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville           Jan.  2019 Present 

Research Coordinator I                               TN, U.S.A 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville             Aug.  2018 Dec. 2018 

Graduate Research Assistant – M.S.           TN, U.S.A 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville            Jan. 2018 Aug. 2018 


Education

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville               TN,  U.S.A  

PhD Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology      Jan. 2018  -Present 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville               TN,  U.S.A 

M.S. Animal Science, Reproductive Physiology      Aug. 2017 -Aug. 2018 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville                TN,  U.S.A 

B.S. Animal Science, Concentration Bioscience, Minor in Business Administration   Aug. 2012 May 2016 


Awards and Recognitions

2018, 2019, 2020     Bruce C. and Cleo G. Cox Scholarship

2019                         UTIA Ag Research PhD Tuition Program Recipient

2018                         UTIA Ag Research Travel Grant

2012 – 2016             University of Tennessee Dean’s List


Publications

Clemmons, B.A., J.B. Powers, S.R. Campagna, T.B. Seay, M.M. Embree, and P.R. Myer. Metabolomics, January 2020. “Rumen Fluid Metabolomics of Beef Steers Differing in Feed Efficiency.”

Ault, T.B., B.A. Clemmons, S.T. Reese, F.G. Dantas, G.A. Franco, T.P.L. Smith, J.L. Edwards, P.R. Myer, and K.G. Pohler. Journal of Animal Science, June 2019. “Uterine and vaginal bacterial community diversity prior to artificial insemination between pregnant and non-pregnant postpartum cows.”

Ault, T.B., B.A. Clemmons, S.T. Reese, F.G. Dantas, G.A. Franco, T.P.L. Smith, J.L. Edwards, P.R. Myer, and K.G. Pohler. Journal of Animal Science, June 2019. “Bacterial taxonomic composition of the postpartum cow uterus and vagina prior to artificial insemination.”

Myer, P.R., B.A. Clemmons, L.G. Schneider, T.B. Ault. CAB Reviews, March 2019. Invited Review. "Microbiomes in ruminant protein production and food security."

Speckhart, S.L., S.T. Reese, G.A. Franco, T.B. Ault, R.V. Olivera Filho, A.P. Oliveria, M.F. Smith, J.A. Green, J.L.M. Vasconcelos, and K.G. Pohler. Professional


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