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Ramesh Ramachandran, PhD

Ramesh Ramachandran, PhD

Professor, Animal Science
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Chickens
  • Messenger RNA
  • Adiponectin
  • Genes
  • Gene Expression
  • Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Turkeys
  • Hormones
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Ovary
  • Gonadotropins
  • Sexual Maturation

Recent Publications


Elkin, RG, El-Zenary, ASA, Bomberger, R, Haile, AB, Weaver, EA, Ramachandran, R & Harvatine, KJ 2023, 'Feeding laying hens docosa hexaenoic acid-rich microalgae oil at 40 g/kg diet causes hypotriglyceridemia, depresses egg production, and attenuates expression of key genes affecting hepatic triglyceride synthesis and secretion, but is rescued by dietary co-supplementation of high-oleic sunflower oil', Poultry science, vol. 102, no. 2, 102318.
Weaver, EA & Ramachandran, R 2023, 'Metformin improves ovarian function and increases egg production in broiler breeder hens', Reproduction, vol. 165, no. 3, pp. 289-300.


Anthony, K, Garner, TB, Ramachandran, R & Javier Diaz, F 2022, 'Ad libitum feeding alters mRNA abundance in the ovarian cortex of broiler breeder hens', Reproduction and Fertility, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 110-121.
Gopalan, L, Sebastian, A, Praul, CA, Albert, I & Ramachandran, R 2022, 'Metformin affects the transcriptomic profile of chicken ovarian cancer cells', Genes, vol. 13, no. 1, 30.
Van Syoc, E, Weaver, E, Rogers, CJ, Silverman, JD, Ramachandran, R & Ganda, E 2022, 'Metformin modulates the gut microbiome in broiler breeder hens', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 13, 1000144.


Clark, KA, Shin, AC, Sirivelu, MP, Mohankumar, RC, Maddineni, SR, Ramachandran, R, Mohankumar, PS & Mohankumar, SMJ 2021, 'Evaluation of the central effects of systemic lentiviral-mediated leptin delivery in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats', International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 22, no. 24, 13197.


Bai, Y, Yuan, P, Zhang, H, Ramachandran, R, Yang, N & Song, J 2020, 'Adiponectin and its receptor genes' expression in response to Marek's disease virus infection of White Leghorns', Poultry science, vol. 99, no. 9, pp. 4249-4258.
Hadley, JA, Ocón-Grove, O & Ramachandran, R 2020, 'Adiponectin is secreted by theca layer cells isolated from chicken ovarian follicles', Reproduction, vol. 159, no. 3, pp. 275-288.
Tiwari, A, Hadley, JA & Ramachandran, R 2020, 'Characterization of ascites-derived aldehyde dehydrogenase–positive ovarian cancer stem cells isolated from Leghorn chickens', Poultry science, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 2203-2214.
Weaver, EA & Ramachandran, R 2020, 'Metformin attenuates steroidogenesis in ovarian follicles of the broiler breeder hen', Reproduction, vol. 160, no. 5, pp. 659-672.
Hanlon, C, Ramachandran, R, Zuidhof, MJ & Bédécarrats, GY 2020, 'Should I Lay or Should I Grow: Photoperiodic Versus Metabolic Cues in Chickens', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 11, 707.