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Researcher: Jess Reed

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Areas of Expertise
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Humane management practices
  • Animal agriculture and biology
  • Meat and muscle biology
  • Environmental impact
  • Phytochemistry of food and livestock feeds and their effects on animal and human health and nutrition
  • International animal agriculture
  • Feed resources in developing countries
  • Flavonoid neutraceuticals in cranberries and cranberry products for protection against coronary artery disease
  • Effects of cranberry flavinoids on atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease in normal and hypercholesterolemic swine
  • Natural compounds that limit protein digestibility
  • Effects of tannins in ensiled forage legumes on efficiency of protein utilization
  • Agro-industrial by-products
Web Site Jess Reed's Department of Animal Sciences Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,642,088 - Tannin-chitosan composites, issued February 2014.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20140200266 - Tannin-containing gastrointestinal formulations and methods of use, published July 2014.
  • 20140134238 - Tannin-chitosan composites, published May 2014.
  • 20110059162 - Tannin-chitosan composites, published March 2011.
  • 20050175762 - Methods and compositions to inhibit lipid oxidation, published August 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Development of aortic valve disease in familial hypercholesterolemic swine: Implications for elucidating disease etiology. Porras AM, Shanmuganayagam D, Meudt JJ, Krueger CG, Hacker TA, Rahko PS, Reed JD, Masters KS. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Oct 27;4(10):e002254. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002254. Erratum in: J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jan;5(1). pii: e002007. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002007.

  • Methods to determine effects of cranberry proanthocyanidins on extraintestinal infections: Relevance for urinary tract health. Feliciano RP, Krueger CG, Reed JD. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2015 Jul;59(7):1292-306. doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201500108. Epub 2015 Jun 1. Review.

  • Gene expression profiling of valvular interstitial cells in rapacz familial hypercholesterolemic swine. Porras AM, Shanmuganayagam D, Meudt JJ, Krueger CG, Reed JD, Masters KS. Genom Data. 2014 Dec 1;2:261-263.

  • Fluorescent labeling of cranberry proanthocyanidins with 5-([4,6-dichlorotriazin-2-yl]amino)fluorescein (DTAF). Feliciano RP, Heintz JA, Krueger CG, Vestling MM, Reed JD. Food Chem. 2015 Jan 1;166:337-45. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.06.031. Epub 2014 Jun 14.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Meat Science & Muscle Biology Laboratory
  • Pontificia University Catolica Chile, Ciencias Animal
Research Tools
Research Facilities
  • Environmental Toxicology Center
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-4310
Current University UW–Madison
Department Animal Sciences
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 256 Animal Science Building
Address Line 2 1675 Observatory Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., Oregon State University, Animal Science, 1975
Master's Degree M.S., Cornell University, Animal Nutrition, International Agriculture, 1980
PhD Ph.D., Cornell University, Animal Science, 1983
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing