Ibeagha-Awemu, Eveline, Ph.D.

Research Scientist (Animal Genomics)


Contact Information:

2000 College Street
Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1M 0C8
Telephone: 819-780-7249 / 819-565-9174
Fax: 819-564-5507
Email: eveline.ibeagha-awemu@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Functional Genomics, Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Genetic variation- performance characteristics, milk quality, fat traits, disease traits, fertility traits
  • Gene expression analysis
  • Proteomics, transcriptomics
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • Histone modifications
  • Small RNA regulation of gene expression
  • Mastitis
  • Paratuberculosis
  • Mammary gland
  • Digestive system
  • Milk quality
  • Dairy cow

Current Projects:

  • Dairy cow management for the next generation; Genetic markers for lactation persistency
  • Genomic factors of bovine paratuberculosis resistance: A) Identification of genetic markers for disease resistance B) Host-pathogene interactome study to reveal the MAP mechanisms to counteract the host
  • Genomics of host response to alternatives to antibiotic feed additives: elucidation of host response mechanisms elicited by direct fed microbials and identification of targets for enhanced animal health and productivity management
  • The genetics of bovine milk cholesterol content: Identification of molecular determinants and biomarkers of milk cholesterol
  • Integrative genetic and epigenetic strategies to optimize nutrient influence on lipogenesis and fatty acid composition of cow milk
  • Genetic roles of important lipogenic enzymes in the control of bovine milk fatty acid synthesis and composition

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, department of Animal Science, McGill University
  • Adjunct professor, department of Biology, University of Sherbrooke
  • Adjunct professor, University of Laval
  • Member of the Canadian Society of Animal Science
  • Member of the American Dairy Science Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Canadian Society of Animal Science
  • Editorial board member, Scientific Reports

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2012

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Ariel, O., Gevry, N.Y., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., and Bissonnette, N. (2016). "Johnes disease bovine monocyte-derived macrophages are insensitive to ex vivo infection by Mycobacterium avium ssp. Paratuberculosis.", 13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Nantes, France, 19-24 June, 2016, P-01.11, pp. 45. (Abstract)
  • Do, D.N., Bissonnette, N., Lacasse, P., Miglior, F., Sargolzaei, M., Zhao, X., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2016). "Genome wide association analysis and pathways enrichment for lactation persistency in Canadian Holstein cattle.", Journal of Animal Science, 94(Supp. 2). (Abstract)
  • Fock-Chow-Tho, D., Topp, E., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., and Bissonnette, N. (2016). "Comparison of commercial DNA extraction and QPCR systems for a better sensitivity in detecting the causative paratuberculosis pathogen in dairy cow fecal samples.", 13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Nantes, France, 19-24 June, 2016, P-03.18, pp. 98. (Abstract)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Li, R., and Dudemaine, P.-L. (2016). "Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is abundantly expressed in the gastro intestinal tract of calves.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016, https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/21424. (Poster)

2015

  • Ammah, A.A., Beaudoin, F., Marier, L., Benchaar, C., Bissonnette, N., Gévry, G., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2015). "Effects of dietary supplementation with safflower oil on milk components and fat acid composition of Canadian Holstein cows.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Ariel, N., Gévry, G., Fecteau, G., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Karrow, N.A., and Bissonnette, N. (2015). "Genetic association of Johne's disease susceptible cows through transcriptome profiling of MAP infected macrophages.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Ariel, O., Gevry, N.Y., Fecteau, G., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Karrow, N.A., and Bissonnette, N. (2015). "Bovine paratuberculosis monocyte-derived macrophages are insensitive to ex vivo MAP infection.", 65th Annual Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual Conference, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 15-18, 2015.
  • Chiquette, J., Veilleux, L., Brochu, J., Beaudoin, F., Fomenky, B., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2015). "Viability of the direct-fed Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii in the digestive tract of calves.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Constant, E., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Miglior, F., Robitaille, G., and Bissonnette, N. (2015). "Improving the genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) approach for the identification of SNPs associated with Johne’s disease.", ADSA-ASAS JAM (Joint Annual Meeting) 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 12-16, 2015, 2-15, Poster Session, pp. 651-652.
  • Fomenky, B., Beaudoin, F., Chiquette, J., Talbot, G., Bissonnette, N., Chouinard, P.Y., Lessard, M., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2015). "Amélioration du développement immunitaire chez les veaux laitiers par les probiotiques.", Symposium sur les bovins laitiers 2015, Drummondville, QC, Canada, Octobre 29, 2015.
  • Fomenky, B., Chiquette, J., Chouinard, P.Y., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2015). "The effect of two direct fed microbials on calf’s performance and oxidative burst capacity during the early period of growth.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Beaudoin, F., Chiquette, J., Talbot, G., Bissonnette, N., and Lessard, M. (2015). "Probiotics administration enhances calves’ lymphoproliferation responses to vaccination during the early weeks of growth.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Dudemaine, P.-L., Chiquette, J., Talbot, G., and Bissonnette, N. (2015). "Involvement of microRNAs in calves’ intestinal growth and development and probable modulatory role of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.", Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, November 9-11, 2015. (Poster)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Li, R., Ammah, A.A., Bissonnette, N., Benchaar, C., and Zhao, X. (2015). "Transcriptome adaptation of the bovine mammary gland to a diet supplemented with linseed oil.", Journal of Animal Science, 93(Suppl. S3), pp. 410. (Abstract)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Li, R., Ammah, A.A., Bissonnette, N., Benchaar, C., and Zhao, X. (2015). "Transcriptome adaptation of the bovine mammary gland to a diet supplemented with linseed oil.", ADSA-ASAS 2015 JAM (Joint Annual Meeting), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 12-16, 2015, Invited to present at the ASAS Presidents' Picks Poster Session at JAM 2015. (Poster)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Li, R., Dudemaine, P.-L., Ammah, A.A., Bissonnette, N., Benchaar, C., and Zhao, X. (2015). "Mammary gland transcriptome profiling of cows fed safflower oil reveals a potential modulatory role for SREBP1 in fatty acid synthesis.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Li, R., and Dudemaine, P.-L. (2015). "The long non-coding RNA transcriptome of the bovine mammary gland and potential regulatory roles in fatty acid synthesis.", 6th International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISFAG), Piacenza, Italy, July 27-29, 2015, #82, pp. 91. (Abstract)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Peters, S.O., Imumorin, I.G., and Zhao, X. (2015). "Genome-wide association study of milk protein percent in Canadian Holstein cows.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.
  • Li, R., Dudemaine, P.-L., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2015). "isomiR selection and cross detection will affect accurate quantification of miRNA expression.", 2015 Conference of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Council, Ottawa, Canada, May 6-8, 2015.

2014

  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Akwanji, K.A., Peters, S.O., Imumorin, I.G., and Zhao, X. (2014). "Genome-Wide Association (GWAS) Analysis of Bovine Milk Fatty Acids of Canadian Holstein Cows Using Genotyping-By-Sequencing (GBS) Markers.", XXII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 11-15, 2014, 538. (Presentation)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Peters, S.O., Imumorin, I.G., and Zhao, X. (2014). "Genome-wide genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) and association analysis of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in bovine milk identifies novel markers in Canadian Holstein cows.", Journal of Animal Science, 92( E-Suppl.1), pp. 473. (Abstract)
  • Li, R., Beaudoin, F., Zhao, X., Lei, C., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2014). "Effect of dietary supplementation with linseed oil on the miRnome profile of the bovine mammary gland.", Journal of Animal Science, 92(-Suppl.2). (Abstract)
  • Li, R., Beaudoin, F., Zhao, X., Lei, C., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2014). "MicroRNAs are involved in bovine mammary gland response to dietary supplementation with safflower oil.", 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada, August 17-22, 2014.

2013

  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Ammah, A.A., Beaudoin, F., Bissonnette, N., and Benchaar, C. (2013). "Effects of Diets Rich in Unsaturated Fatty Acids on Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN) Levels and Potential for Genetic Selection of MUN.", 31st Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS), Capri Centre, Red Deer, AB, Canada, March 5-8, 2013, Published in: Advances in Dairy Technology (Western Canadian Dairy Seminar Proceedings) 25, pp. 388. (Poster)
  • Li, R., Beaudoin, F., Zhao, X., Bissonnette, N., and Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2013). "Possible involvement of epigenetic modifying enzymes in the regulation of nutrient effect on bovine milk fat synthesis.", CSAS-CMSA Joint Annual Meeting, Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel and Conference Centre, Banff, AB, Canada, June 18-20, 2013. (Poster)

2012

  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2012). "MicroRNA: Mechanism of gene regulation and application to cow health.", 2ème symposium du Centre de Recherche et de Développement sur le Bovin Laitier et le Porc / 2nd Annual DSRDC/ CRDBLP Symposium on Animal Production, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, November 28, 2012, pp. 15.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M. (2012). "Race to boost milk beneficial fatty acid components: the role of genetics and nutrition.", 2ème symposium du Centre de Recherche et de Développement sur le Bovin Laitier et le Porc / 2nd Annual DSRDC/ CRDBLP Symposium on Animal Production, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, November 28, 2012, pp. 15.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Akwanji, K.A., Wang, Z., Ammah, A.A., and Zhao, X. (2012). "SNPs in the regulatory and coding regions of bovine GPAM gene are associated with increased milk polyunsaturated fatty acid content of Canadian Holstein cows.", 2ème symposium du Centre de Recherche et de Développement sur le Bovin Laitier et le Porc / 2nd Annual DSRDC/ CRDBLP Symposium on Animal Production, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, November 28, 2012, pp. 25.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Akwanji, K.A., Wang, Z., and Zhao, X. (2012). "SNPs that affect microRNA binding sites in the bovine ACACA gene are associated with polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) content of Canadian Holstein cows.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 95(Suppl. 2), pp. 522 (#W62). (Abstract)
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Wang, X., Bhattacharya, T.K., Capuco, A.V., and Zhao, X. (2012). "Identification of DNA methylation at the bovine kappa-casein gene (CSN3) promoter and possible effects on gene expression in the Mammary Gland.", 55th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Molecular Biosciences: Epigenetics and Genome Stability, The Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC, Canada, March 14-18, 2012, Poster #008, pp. 30.

2011

  • Jin, W., Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Stothard, P., Zhao, X., and Guan, L.L. (2011). "Differential expression of miRNAs in bovine mammary epithelial cells challenged with Escherichia coli and Staphyloccucus aureus.", 4th International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics, Burlington Conference Venue, Dublin, Ireland, October 10-12, 2011, Book of Abstracts, pp. 21. (Abstract)

2009

  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Kgwatalala, P.M., and Zhao, X. (2009). "Potential for Improving Health: Calcium Bioavailability in Milk and Dairy Products.", in Park, Y.W. (ed.) - Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products. Section III Other Related Issues on Bioactive Compounds in Dairy Foods, Wiley - Blackwell, Chapter 16, pp. 363-378.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu, E.M., Liu, J.R., and Zhao, X. (2009). "Bioactive Components in Yogurt Products.", in Park, Y.W. (ed.) - Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products. Section II Bioactive Components in Manufactured Dairy Products, Wiley - Blackwell, Chapter 9, pp. 235-250.
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