Assistant Professor

M.V.Sc. – Kerala Agriculture University, India
M.S. – University of Connecticut
Ph.D. – Virginia Tech

Phone - 540-568-4565
Fax - 540-568-3333
Office - Bioscience 2016I

Office Hours

Courses: Human Anatomy (BIO290), Human Physiology (BIO270), Endocrinology (BIO468/568) Human Histology labs (BIO 482, 582)


Research Interests:

  1. Influence of dietary ingredients on small intestinal morphology and cell population dynamics
  2. Endocrine regulation of mammary gland development and cell lineage

Velayudhan, B. T., Huderson, B. P., Ellis, S. E., Parsons, C. L., Hovey, R. C., Rowson, A. R. and Akers, R. M. (2015). Ovariectomy in young prepubertal dairy heifers causes complete suppression of mammary progesterone receptors. Dom. Anim. Endo. 51: 8-18

Velayudhan, B. T., McGilliard, M. L., Jiang, H., Ellis, S. E., and Akers, R. M. (2013). Gene expression profile in prepubertal bovine mammary parenchyma and epithelial cells in response to ovariectomy. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 44: 8-14.

Velayudhan, B. T., Huderson, B. P., McGilliard, M. L., Jiang, H., Ellis, S. E and Akers, RM. (2012). Effect of staged ovariectomy on measures of mammary growth and development in prepubertal dairy heifers. Animal. 6:6; 941-951.

Pasic, L., Eisinger-Mathason, T. S., Velayudhan, B. T., Moskaluk, C. A., Brenin, D. R., Macara, I. G., and Lannigan, D. A. (2011). Sustained activation of the HER1-ERK1/2-RSK signaling pathway controls myoepithelial cell fate in human mammary tissue. Genes Dev. 25:1641-53.

Velayudhan, B. T., Akers, R. M., Huderson, B. P., Rowson-Baldwin, A., Hovey, R. C., and Ellis, S. E. (2009). Effect of staged ovariectomy on mammary histology and transcript abundance in prepubertal heifers. J. Dairy Sci. 92 (E-Suppl.1): 48

Velayudhan, B. T., Daniels, K. M., Horrell, D. P,. Hill, S. R., McGilliard, M. L., Corl, B. A., Jiang, H. and R. M. Akers. (2008). Developmental histology, segmental expression and nutritional regulation of somatotropic axis genes in small intestine of prepubertal dairy heifers. J. Dairy. Sci. 91:3343

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