16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
Joel Caton, PhD

Joel Caton, PhD

Post-Secondary Education:

  1. 1982 B.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
  2. 1983 M.S., Animal Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
  3. 1987 Ph.D., Major: Animal Science/Ruminant Nutrition; Minor: Biochemistry, Tool: Statistics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Affiliation and position:

1988-present Assistant (’88-’94), Associate (’94-’00), and Full (’00-present) Professor, Ruminant Nutrition (80% Research, 20% Teaching), Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Research interests:

  1. Developmental Programming: Maternal and Offspring Outcomes
  2. Selenium Supplementation and Metabolism
  3. Trace Mineral Metabolism: Supply and Demand in Animals
  4. Protein Metabolism:
  5. Forage use in Grazing Animals

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Reynolds, L. P., A. K. Ward, and J. S. Caton. 2016. Epigenetics and Developmental Programming in Ruminants – Long-Term Impacts on Growth and Development. In: Domestic Animal Biology (Scanes CG and Hill R, eds.), Science Publishers (an imprint of CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group; http://www.scipub.net), Invited Review. In press.
  2. Crouse, M.S., K. J. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton. 2016. Nutrient transporters in bovine uteroplacental tissues on days sixteen to fifty of gestation. J. Anim. Sci. 94:4738-4747. doi: 10.2527/jas.2016-0857.
  3. Meyer, A. M. and J. S. Caton. 2016. The role of the small intestine in developmental programming: Impact of maternal nutrition on the dam and offspring. Adv Nutr. 7:169-178. doi: 10.3945/an.115.010405. Invited Review.
  4. Vonnahme, K. A., C. O. Lemley, J. S. Caton, and A. M. Meyer. 2015. Impacts of maternal nutrition on vascularity of nutrient transferring tissues during gestation and lactation. Nutrients. 7:3497-3523; doi:10.3390/nu7053497. Invited Review.
  5. Reynolds L. P. and J. S. Caton. 2012. Role of the pre- and post-natal environment in developmental programming of health and productivity. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Special Issue ‘Environment, Epigenetics and Reproduction,” MK Skinner (ed.). Mol Cell Endocrinol. 354:54-59. Invited review.

Journal referee:

  1. Journal of Animal Science, Associate Editor-in Chief
  2. Biological Trace Element Research
  3. Journal of Nutrition
  4. British Journal of Nutrition
  5. Biology of Reproduction

Scientific societies:

  1. American Society of Animal Science
  2. International Society of Selenium Research
  3. European Association for Animal Production