Barry W. Jesse

Barry W. Jesse.

Associate Professor
Bartlett Hall 213C
Phone: 848-932-9095


The long-term goal of the research in my laboratory is to determine the mechanism(s) responsible for rumen development. A specific goal is to understand the role butyrate plays at the molecular level in this process. Research interests include:

  • Development of a cell culture system to study rumen epithelial cell differentiation in vitro
  • Isolation and characterization of cDNA clones of genes undergoing differential expression during rumen development
  • Determination of the mechanisms regulating gene expression in the developing rumen


Title Location Year
Associate Professor Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 1992


Degree Location Year
Postdoc School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University 1986
Ph.D. Institute of Nutrition Michigan State University 1984
M.S. University of Illinois 1977
B.S. University of Illinois 1975

Professional Societies

American Dairy Science Association
American Society of Animal Science
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Microbiology
The Biochemical Society


11:015:101 Present Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment
11:067:142 Animal Science
11:067:328 Animal Genetics
11:067:430 Animal Microtechniques and Tissue Culture
11:067:493 Special Problems in Animal Science
16:709:621 Advanced Topics in Nutrition - Metabolic Regulation
16:067:614 Current Topics in Metabolic Regulation

Representative Publications

Jesse, B.W. 1998.
Nutrient regulation of gene expression. Symposium on Growth in Ruminants: Basic Aspects, Theory and Practice for the Future. pp. 43-44. J. Blum, ed. University of Bern Press. Bern.

Lane, M.A., and B.W. Jesse. 1997.
Effect of volatile fatty acid infusion on development of neonatal sheep ruminal epithelium. J. Dairy Sci. 80:740-746.

Baldwin, R.L., VI, and B.W. Jesse. 1996.
Propionate modulation of ruminal ketogenesis. J. Animal Sci. 74:1694-1700.

Wang, L., R.L. Baldwin, VI, and B.W. Jesse. 1996.
Identification of two cDNA clones encoding small proline-rich proteins expressed in sheep ruminal epithelium. Biochem. J., 317:225-233.

Wang, L., R.L. Baldwin, VI, and B.W. Jesse. 1996.
Isolation and characterization of a cDNA clone encoding ovine Type I carbonic anhydrase. J. Animal Sci., 74:345-353.