Samodha C Fernando

Associate Professor

  • 885 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 885 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 42 Article
  • 1 Review article
2019
1 Citation (Scopus)

Board Invited review: The pig microbiota and the potential for harnessing the power of the microbiome to improve growth and health

Aluthge, N. D., van Sambeek, D. M., Carney-Hinkle, E. E., Li, Y. S., Fernando, S. C. & Burkey, T. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of animal science. 97, 9, p. 3741-3757 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Microbiota
intestinal microorganisms
Swine
microbiology
Microbiology
Exosome Multienzyme Ribonuclease Complex
Exosomes
Inbred C57BL Mouse
Milk
Cecum

Increasing the concentration of linolenic acid in diets fed to Jersey cows in late lactation does not affect methane production

Judy, J. V., Bachman, G. C., Brown-Brandl, T. M., Fernando, S. C., Hales, K. E., Harvatine, K. J., Miller, P. S. & Kononoff, P. J., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 3, p. 2085-2093 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alpha-Linolenic Acid
late lactation
Methane
Jersey
methane production
Open Access
Microbiota
Rumen
Bacteriophages
Ecosystem
Microbial Interactions

Reducing methane production with corn oil and calcium sulfate: Responses on whole-animal energy and nitrogen balance in dairy cattle

Judy, J. V., Bachman, G. C., Brown-Brandl, T. M., Fernando, S. C., Hales, K. E., Miller, P. S., Stowell, R. R. & Kononoff, P. J., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 102, 3, p. 2054-2067 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Calcium Sulfate
calcium sulfate
Corn Oil
Methane
nitrogen balance
5 Citations (Scopus)

Relationship between the cervical microbiome, HIV Status, and precancerous lesions

Klein, C., Gonzalez, D., Samwel, K., Kahesa, C., Mwaiselage, J., Aluthge, N., Fernando, S., West, J. T., Wood, C. & Angeletti, P. C., Jan 1 2019, In : mBio. 10, 1, e02785-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Microbiota
HIV
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
rRNA Genes
Cervix Uteri
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)
Data Mining
artificial intelligence
Agriculture
data analysis
animal science
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of partially replacing a barley-based concentrate with flaxseed-based products on the rumen bacterial population of lactating Holstein dairy cows

Castillo-Lopez, E., Moats, J., Aluthge, N. D., Ramirez Ramirez, H. A., Christensen, D. A., Mutsvangwa, T., Penner, G. B. & Fernando, S. C., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 124, 1, p. 42-57 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flax
Rumen
Hordeum
Tannins
Vicia faba

Effects of dietary supplementation of formaldehyde and crystalline amino acids on gut microbial composition of nursery pigs

Williams, H. E., Cochrane, R. A., Woodworth, J. C., Derouchey, J. M., Dritz, S. S., Tokach, M. D., Jones, C. K., Fernando, S. C., Burkey, T. E., Li, Y. S., Goodband, R. D. & Amachawadi, R. G., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 8164.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

formaldehyde
intestinal microorganisms
dietary supplements
swine
amino acids
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of spray-dried porcine plasma on fecal microbiota in nursery pigs

Tran, H., Anderson, C. L., Bundy, J. W., Fernando, S. C., Miller, P. S. & Burkey, T. E., Apr 3 2018, In : Journal of animal science. 96, 3, p. 1017-1031 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurseries
Microbiota
Swine
swine
microbiome
1 Citation (Scopus)

Energy balance and diurnal variation in methane production as affected by feeding frequency in Jersey cows in late lactation

Judy, J. V., Bachman, G. C., Brown-Brandl, T. M., Fernando, S. C., Hales, K. E., Miller, P. S., Stowell, R. R. & Kononoff, P. J., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 12, p. 10899-10910 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

feeding frequency
late lactation
Methane
Jersey
methane production
3 Citations (Scopus)

Fecal microbiota transplantation is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality in porcine circovirus associated disease

Niederwerder, M. C., Constance, L. A., Rowland, R. R. R., Abbas, W., Fernando, S. C., Potter, M. L., Sheahan, M. A., Burkey, T. E., Hesse, R. A. & Cino-Ozuna, A. G., Jul 23 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JUL, 1631.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Circovirus
Morbidity
Swine
Mortality
Porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus
3 Citations (Scopus)

Rumen bacterial community structure impacts feed efficiency in beef cattle

Paz, H. A., Hales, K. E., Wells, J. E., Kuehn, L. A., Freetly, H. C., Berry, E. D., Flythe, M. D., Spangler, M. L. & Fernando, S. C., Apr 3 2018, In : Journal of animal science. 96, 3, p. 1045-1058 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bacterial Structures
Rumen
bacterial communities
beef cattle
rumen
1 Citation (Scopus)

The effect of salt reduction on the microbial community structure and quality characteristics of sliced roast beef and turkey breast

Bower, C. G., Stanley, R. E., Fernando, S. C. & Sullivan, G. A., Apr 2018, In : LWT - Food Science and Technology. 90, p. 583-591 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

roasts
breasts
microbial communities
beef
Breast
1 Citation (Scopus)

The influence of fat and hemicellulose on methane production and energy utilization in lactating Jersey cattle

Drehmel, O. R., Brown-Brandl, T. M., Judy, J. V., Fernando, S. C., Miller, P. S., Hales, K. E. & Kononoff, P. J., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 101, 9, p. 7892-7906 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methane
Jersey
methane production
hemicellulose
Fats
2017
8 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary energy drives the dynamic response of bovine rumen viral communities

Anderson, C. L., Sullivan, M. B. & Fernando, S. C., Nov 28 2017, In : Microbiome. 5, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rumen
Viruses
Genes
Carbon
Population
16 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental evaluation of host adaptation of Lactobacillus reuteri to different vertebrate species

Duar, R. M., Frese, S. A., Lin, X. B., Fernando, S. C., Burkey, T. E., Tasseva, G., Peterson, D. A., Blom, J., Wenzel, C. Q., Szymanski, C. M. & Walter, J., Jun 1 2017, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 83, 12, e00132-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lactobacillus reuteri
Vertebrates
vertebrate
vertebrates
Chickens
4 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of regular or reduced-fat distillers grains with solubles on rumen methanogenesis and the rumen bacterial community

Castillo-Lopez, E., Jenkins, C. J. R., Aluthge, N. D., Tom, W., Kononoff, P. J. & Fernando, S. C., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 123, 6, p. 1381-1395 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rumen
Methane
Fats
Succinivibrionaceae
Bacteroidetes
2016
1 Citation (Scopus)
Circovirus
Prevotella
Porcine circovirus-2
multivariate analysis
Swine
1 Citation (Scopus)

High-throughput mutation, selection, and phenotype screening of mutant methanogenic archaea

Walter, M. E., Ortiz, A., Sondgeroth, C., Sindt, N. M., Duszenko, N., Catlett, J. L., Zhou, Y., Valloppilly, S., Anderson, C., Fernando, S. C. & Buan, N. R., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Microbiological Methods. 131, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Archaea
Phenotype
Mutation
Genes
Archaeal Genome
16 Citations (Scopus)

Obesity-dependent increases in oocyte mRNAs are associated with increases in proinflammatory signaling and gut microbial abundance of lachnospiraceae in female mice

Xie, F., Anderson, C. L., Timme, K. R., Kurz, S. G., Fernando, S. C. & Wood, J. R., Apr 2016, In : Endocrinology. 157, 4, p. 1630-1643 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oocytes
Obesity
Messenger RNA
Obese Mice
Ovary
10 Citations (Scopus)

Reduced-fat dried distillers grains with solubles reduces the risk for milk fat depression and supports milk production and ruminal fermentation in dairy cows

Ramirez-Ramirez, H. A., Castillo Lopez, E., Jenkins, C. J. R., Aluthge, N. D., Anderson, C., Fernando, S. C., Harvatine, K. J. & Kononoff, P. J., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 99, 3, p. 1912-1928 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

distillers grains
Rumen
rumen fermentation
milk fat
Fermentation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Rumen bacterial communities can be acclimated faster to high concentrate diets than currently implemented feedlot programs

Anderson, C. L., Schneider, C. J., Erickson, G. E., Macdonald, J. C. & Fernando, S. C., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 120, 3, p. 588-599 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rumen
Diet
Zea mays
Acclimatization
Feeding Behavior
42 Citations (Scopus)

Rumen bacterial community composition in holstein and jersey cows is different under same dietary condition and is not affected by sampling method

Paz, H. A., Anderson, C. L., Muller, M. J., Kononoff, P. J. & Fernando, S. C., Aug 3 2016, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 7, AUG, 1206.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rumen
Microbiota
rRNA Genes
Catheterization
Cluster Analysis
2015
8 Citations (Scopus)

Microbial diversity and activity in the Nematostella vectensis holobiont: Insights from 16S rRNA gene sequencing, isolate genomes, and a pilot-scale survey of gene expression

Har, J. Y., Helbig, T., Lim, J. H., Fernando, S. C., Reitzel, A. M., Penn, K. & Thompson, J. R., Jan 1 2015, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, JUL, 818.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pseudomonas oleovorans
rRNA Genes
Anemone
Genome
Ribotyping
1 Citation (Scopus)

Producer concerns and perceptions regarding the effect of methane on cattle production and the environment: A survey of Nebraska producers

Boyd, B. M., Jones, A., Franzen-Castle, L. D., Jenkins, K., Rasby, R., Luebbe, M., Stowell, R., Fernando, S. C. & Erickson, G. E., Dec 1 2015, In : Professional Animal Scientist. 31, 6, p. 601-607 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cattle production
Methane
methane
methane production
Climate Change
2014
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of dried distillers' grains and solubles when replacing corn or soybean meal on rumen microbial growth in vitro as measured using DNA as a microbial marker

Castillo-Lopez, E., Klopfenstein, T. J., Fernando, S. C. & Kononoff, P. J., Jun 2014, In : Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 94, 2, p. 349-356 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

distillers grains
Rumen
corn meal
Soybeans
Zea mays
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of feeding dried distillers grains with solubles on ruminal biohydrogenation, intestinal fatty acid profile, and gut microbial diversity evaluated through DNA pyro-sequencing

Castillo-Lopez, E., Ramirez Ramirez, H. A., Klopfenstein, T. J., Anderson, C. L., Aluthge, N. D., Fernando, S. C., Jenkins, T. & Kononoff, P. J., Feb 14 2014, In : Journal of animal science. 92, 2, p. 733-743 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibrobacteres
biohydrogenation
distillers grains
DNA Sequence Analysis
intestinal microorganisms
15 Citations (Scopus)

Loss of Sirt1 function improves intestinal anti-bacterial defense and protects from colitis-induced colorectal cancer

Lo Sasso, G., Ryu, D., Mouchiroud, L., Fernando, S. C., Anderson, C. L., Katsyuba, E., Piersigilli, A., Hottiger, M. O., Schoonjans, K. & Auwerx, J., Jul 11 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 7, e102495.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paneth Cells
Goblet Cells
goblet cells
colitis
Colitis
18 Citations (Scopus)

Microbiota of the Major South Atlantic Reef Building Coral Mussismilia

Fernando, S. C., Wang, J., Sparling, K., Garcia, G. D., Francini-Filho, R. B., de Moura, R. L., Paranhos, R., Thompson, F. L. & Thompson, J. R., Jan 1 2014, In : Microbial Ecology. 69, 2, p. 267-280 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

corals
reefs
coral
reef
skeleton
15 Citations (Scopus)

Ration formulations containing reduced-fat dried distillers grains with solubles and their effect on lactation performance, rumen fermentation, and intestinal flow of microbial nitrogen in Holstein cows

Castillo-Lopez, E., Ramirez Ramirez, H. A., Klopfenstein, T. J., Hostetler, D. E., Karges, K., Fernando, S. C. & Kononoff, P. J., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 97, 3, p. 1578-1593 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

distillers grains
Rumen
rumen fermentation
Lactation
Fermentation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Ruminal degradation and intestinal digestibility of protein and amino acids in high-protein feedstuffs commonly used in dairy diets

Paz, H. A., Klopfenstein, T. J., Hostetler, D. E., Fernando, S. C., Castillo-Lopez, E. & Kononoff, P. J., Oct 1 2014, In : Journal of Dairy Science. 97, 10, p. 6485-6498 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

digestible protein
canola meal
soybean meal
Meals
dairies
46 Citations (Scopus)

Secondary metabolite gene expression and interplay of bacterial functions in a tropical freshwater cyanobacterial bloom

Penn, K., Wang, J., Fernando, S. C. & Thompson, J. R., Sep 2014, In : ISME Journal. 8, 9, p. 1866-1878 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microcystis
secondary metabolite
Fresh Water
secondary metabolites
gene expression
2013
19 Citations (Scopus)

In vivo determination of rumen undegradable protein of dried distillers grains with solubles and evaluation of duodenal microbial crude protein flow

Castillo-Lopez, E., Klopfenstein, T. J., Fernando, S. C. & Kononoff, P. J., Feb 1 2013, In : Journal of animal science. 91, 2, p. 924-934 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

distillers grains
Rumen
rumen
crude protein
Yeasts
2012
22 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of brown midrib corn silage and dried distillers' grains with solubles on milk production, nitrogen utilization and microbial community structure in dairy cows

Ramirez, H. A. R., Nestor, K., Tedeschi, L. O., Callaway, T. R., Dowd, S. E., Fernando, S. C. & Kononoff, P. J., Sep 1 2012, In : Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 92, 3, p. 365-380 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silage
distillers grains
corn silage
Zea mays
microbial communities
2010
278 Citations (Scopus)

Rumen microbial population dynamics during adaptation to a high-grain diet

Fernando, S. C., Purvis, H. T., Najar, F. Z., Sukharnikov, L. O., Krehbiel, C. R., Nagaraja, T. G., Roe, B. A. & De Silva, U., Nov 1 2010, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 76, 22, p. 7482-7490 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rumen
Population Dynamics
rumen
population dynamics
diet
2008
14 Citations (Scopus)

β-funaltrexamine inhibits inducible nitric-oxide synthase expression in human astroglial cells

Davis, R. L., Buck, D. J., Saffarian, N., Mohan, S., DeSilva, U., Fernando, S. C. & Stevens, C. W., Sep 1 2008, In : Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. 3, 3, p. 150-153 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitric Oxide Synthase Type II
Nitric Oxide Synthase
Protein Isoforms
Cytokines
Astrocytes
2007
60 Citations (Scopus)

Fowlicidin-3 is an α-helical cationic host defense peptide with potent antibacterial and lipopolysaccharide-neutralizing activities

Bommineni, Y. R., Dai, H., Gong, Y. X., Soulages, J. L., Fernando, S. C., DeSilva, U., Prakash, O. & Zhang, G., Jan 1 2007, In : FEBS Journal. 274, 2, p. 418-428 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cathelicidins
Lipopolysaccharides
Bacteria
Salts
Antisepsis
11 Citations (Scopus)

Porcine kallikrein gene family: Genomic structure, mapping, and differential expression analysis

Fernando, S. C., Najar, F. Z., Guo, X., Zhou, L., Fu, Y., Geisert, R. D., Roe, B. A. & DeSilva, U., Mar 1 2007, In : Genomics. 89, 3, p. 429-438 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kallikreins
Swine
Genes
Clone Cells
Radiation Hybrid Mapping
2006
141 Citations (Scopus)

Identification and functional characterization of three chicken cathelicidins with potent antimicrobial activity

Xiao, Y., Cai, Y., Bommineni, Y. R., Fernando, S. C., Prakash, O., Gilliland, S. E. & Zhang, G., Feb 3 2006, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 281, 5, p. 2858-2867 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cathelicidins
Chickens
Genes
Lipopolysaccharides
Mammals
7 Citations (Scopus)

Porcine endometrial and conceptus tissue kallikrein 1,4,11, and 14 gene expression

Fernando, S. C., Buck, J. S., Ashworth, M. D., Ross, J. W., Geisert, R. D. & DeSilva, U., Dec 1 2006, In : Reproduction. 132, 6, p. 939-947 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue Kallikreins
Estrous Cycle
Swine
Gene Expression
Pregnancy
2004
11 Citations (Scopus)

Porcine Endometrial Expression of Kininogen, Factor XII, and Plasma Kallikrein in Cyclic and Pregnant Gilts

Vonnahme, K. A., Fernando, S. C., Ross, J. W., Ashworth, DeSilva, U., Malayer, J. R. & Geisert, R. D., Jan 1 2004, In : Biology of reproduction. 70, 1, p. 132-138 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasma Kallikrein
Kininogens
Factor XII
Swine
Kallikrein-Kinin System
2003
49 Citations (Scopus)

Allelic variants of ovine prion protein gene (PRNP) in Oklahoma sheep

DeSilva, U., Guo, X., Kupfer, D. M., Fernando, S. C., Pillai, A. T. V., Najar, F. Z., So, S., Fitch, G. Q. & Roe, B. A., Dec 1 2003, In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 102, 1-4, p. 89-94 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Scrapie
Gene Frequency
Codon
Sheep
Genes