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Baines, Danica, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

5403 - 1 Avenue South
PO Box 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-3360
Fax: 403-382-3156
Email: danica.baines@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pathogen-host interactions
  • Prebiotic-pathogen-host interactions
  • Probiotic-pathogen-host interactions
  • Cell-signaling in areas of ion channel regulation, regulation of second messenger systems and cellular homeostasis
  • Cell model systems

Current Projects:

  • Gut health: prebiotic and probiotic mitigation of O157 and non-O157 Shiga toxin – producing Escherichia coli infections in immature and mature cattle
  • Applications of prebiotics and probiotics to manage pathogen burdens in animal agriculture
  • Mechanisms of prebiotic and probiotic activities in animals
  • Development of gastrointestinal and peripheral organ cell lines to model animal disease and evaluate mitigation strategies
  • Development of livestock and insect cell lines as model systems

Research publications

2018

2013

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2011

  • Baines, D.D.S. (2011). "Hemorrhagic diseases in ruminants: possible role for prebiotics and probiotics as disease management tools.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Baines, D.D.S. et al. (2011). "Hemorrhagic Enteritis in goats: possible role of mycotoxigenic fungi, mycotoxins and STEC infections in the disease complex.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • Baines, D.D.S. et al. (2011). "Jejunal Hemorrhage Syndrome in cattle: possible role of mycotoxins and STEC infections in the disease complex.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.

2009

  • Baines, D.D.S. (2009). "Probiotics and prebiotics, what are they and how can they help your dairy cattle?", Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2009, Elmwood Community Centre, Elmwood, ON, Canada, January 8-13, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Baines, D.D.S. (2009). "Probiotics and prebiotics, what are they and how can they help your goats?", Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2009, Elmwood Community Centre, Elmwood, ON, Canada, January 8-13, 2009. (Abstract)
  • Baines, D.D.S. (2009). "Probiotics and prebiotics, what are they and how can they help your sheep?", Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week 2009, Elmwood Community Centre, Elmwood, ON, Canada, January 8-13, 2009. (Abstract)
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