Amy Young, M.S.

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Position Title
Staff Research Associate

Former Lab Members



M.S., Genetics, University of California, Davis, CA
B.S., Biological Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Young, A.E., Macaulay, L.T., Larson, S.R., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Livestock Impact on Biodiversity. In Population, Agriculture, and Biodiversity, P. Gustafson, ed., The University of Missouri Press. In Press.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Gene Editing in Livestock: Promise, Prospects and Policy. CAB Reviews 2018: In Press.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Genetic Improvement of Food Animals: Past and Future. In Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. In Press.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Public Perception of Animal Biotechnology. In Animal Biotechnology Vol. 2, H. Niemann and S. Tonks, eds. Springer 2018. pp. 275-303. (Link)

Brown, E.A., Dickinson, P.J., Mansour, T., Sturges, B.K., Aguilar, M. Young, A.E., Korff, C., Lind, J., Ettinger, C.L., Varon, S., Pollard, R., Brown, C.T., Raudsepp, T., Bannasch, D.L. FGF4 retrogene on CFA12 is responsible for chondrodystrophy and intervertebral disc disease in dogs. PNAS 2017; 114(43): 11476-11481

Owen, J.R., Noyes, N., Young, A.E., Prince, D.J., Blanchard, P.C., Lehenbauer, T.W., Aly, S.S., Davis, J.H., O'Rourke, S.M., Abdo, Z., Belk, K., Miller, M.R., Morley, P., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Whole-Genome Sequencing and Concordance Between Antimicrobial Susceptibility Genotypes and Phenotypes of Bacterial Isolates Associated with Bovine Respiratory Disease. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 2017; 7:3059-3071.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Detection of dietary DNA, protein, and glyphosate in meat, milk, and eggs. Journal of Animal Science 2017; 95(7):3247-3269.

Welly, B.T., Miller, M.R., Stott, J.L., Blanchard, M.T., Islas-Trejo, A.D., O'Rourke, S.M., Young, A.E., Medrano, J.F., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Identification of antigenic proteins from the etiologic agent of epizootic bovine abortion using de novo assembly, reverse vaccinology and immunological validation of candidate proteins. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 2017; 7(2):321-331.

Weber, K.L., Welly, B.T., Van Eenennaam, A.L., Young, A.E., Porto-Neto, L.R., Reverter, A., Rincon, G. Identification of Gene Networks for Residual Feed Intake in Angus Cattle Using Genomic Prediction and RNA-seq. PLoS One 2016; 11(3).

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Animal agriculture and the importance of agnostic governance of biotechnology. Agriculture and Food Security 2015; 4:21.

Corado, C.R., Young, A.E., McKemie, D. and H.K. Knych. Evidence for Polymorphism in the Cytochrome P450 2D50 Gene in Horses. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2015; 39(3): 245-254.

Finno, C., Stevens, C., Young, A., Affolter, V., Joshi, N.A., Ramsey, S. and D. Bannasch. SERPINB11 Frameshift Variant Associated with Novel Hoof Specific Phenotype in Connemara Ponies. PLoS Genetics 2015; 11(4): e1005122.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Invited Review: Prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered feedstuffs on livestock populations. Journal of Animal Science 2014; 92:4255-4278. doi: 10.2527/jas.2014-8124.

Wolf, Z.T., Leslie, E.J., Arzi, B.Jayashankar, K., Karmi, N., Jia, Z., Rowland, D.J., Young, A., Safra, N., Sliskovic, S., Murray, J.C., Wade, C.M., Bannasch, D.L. A LINE-1 Insertion in DLX6 Is Responsible for Cleft Palate and Mandibular Abnormalities in a Canine Model of Pierre Robin Sequence. PLoS Genet 2014;10(4): e1004257.

Van Eenennaam, A.L., Weigel, K.A.,Young, A.E., Dekkers, J.C.M., Cleveland, M.A. Applied Animal Genomics:Results from the Field. Annual Review of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences. 2014; 2: 105-139.

Leonard BC, Marks SL, Outerbridge CA, Affolter VK, Kananurak A,Young A, Moore PF, Bannasch, DL, Bevins CL Activity, expression and genetic variation of canine β-defensin 103: a multifunctional antimicrobial peptide in the skin of domestic dogs. Innate Immun 2012;4(3): 248-59.

Safra N, Pedersen NC, Wolf Z, Johnson EG, Liu HW, Hughes AM, Young A, Bannasch DL. Expanded dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping reveals spurious class II associations. Vet J 2011; 189(2): 220-6.

Bannasch D, Young A, Myers J, Truvé K, Dickinson P, Gregg J, Davis R, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Webster MT, Lindblad-Toh K, Pedersen N. Localization of canine brachycephaly using an across breed mapping approach. PLoS One 2010; 10;5(3): e9632.

Karmi, N, Safra, N, Young, A, Bannasch, DL. Validation of a urine test for hyperuricosuria and characterization of the putative mutation in Bulldogs and Black Russian Terriers. Am J Vet Res 2010; 71(8): 909-14.

Bannasch, D, Safra, N, Young, A, Karmi, N, Schaible, RS, Ling, GV. Mutations in the SLC2A9 Gene Cause Hyperuricosuria and Hyperuricemia in the Dog. PLoS Genetics 2008; 4(11): e1000246.

Smith, LB, Bannasch, DL, Young, AE, Grossman, DI, Belanger, JM and Oberbauer, AM. Canine fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 sequence is conserved across dogs of divergent skeletal size. BMC Genetics 2008; 9: 67.

Young, AE and Bannasch, DL. SNPs in the promoter regions of the canine RMRP and SHOX genes are not associated with canine chondrodysplasia. Animal Biotechnology 2008; 19(1): 1-5.

Rincon, G., Young, A.E., Bannasch, D.L., Medrano, J.F. Characterization of variation in the canine suppressor of cytokine signaling-2 (SOCS2) gene. Genetics and Molecular Research 2007; 6(1) 144-51.

Young, A.E., Bower, L.P., Affolter, V.K., DeCock, H.E.V., Ferraro, G.L., Bannasch, D.L. Evaluation of FOXC2 as a Candidate Gene for Chronic Progressive Lymphedema in Draft Horses. The Veterinary Journal 2007; 174(2): 397-399.

Seguin, B., Zwerdling, T., McCallan, J.L., DeCock, H.E.V., Dewe, L.L., Naydan, D.K., Young, A.E., Bannasch, D.L., Foreman, O., Kent, M.S. Development of a new canine osteosarcoma cell line. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 2006; 4(4) 232-240.

Young, A.E., Ryun, J.R., Bannasch, D.L. Deletions in the COL10A1 gene are not associated with skeletal changes in dogs. Mamm Genome 2006; 17(7): 761-768.

Young, AE, Biller, DS, Herrgesell, EJ, Roberts, HR, Lyons, LA. Feline polycystic kidney disease is linked to the PKD1 region. Mammalian Genome 2005; 16(1): 59-65.

Grahn, RA, Biller, DS, Young, AE, Roe, BA, Quin, B, Lyons, LA. Genetic testing for feline polycystic kidney disease. Animal Genetics 2004; 35(6): 503-4.

Lyons, LA, Biller, DS, Erdman, CA, Lipinski, MJ, Young, AE, Roe, BA, Qin, B, Grahn, RA. Feline polycystic kidney disease mutation identified in PKD1. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2004; 15(10): 2548-55.

Guerin, G., Bailey, E., Bernoco, D., Anderson, I, Antczak, DF, Bell, K, Biros, I, Bjornstad, G, Bowling, AT, Brandon, R, Caetano, AR, Cholewinski, G, Colling, D, Eggleston, M, Ellis, N, Flynn, J, Gralak, B, Hasegawa, T, Ketchum, M, Lindgren, G, Lyons, LA, Millon, LV, Mariat, D, Murray, J, Neau, A, Roed, K, Sandberg, K, Skow, LC, Tammen, I, Tozaki, T, Van Dyk, E, Weiss, B, Young, A., Ziegle, J. The second generation of the International Equine Gene Mapping Workshop half-sibling linkage map. Animal Genetics 2003; 34(3): 161-168.

Book chapters

Young, A.E., Macaulay, L.T., Larson, S.R., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Ruminant Impact on Biodiversity. Population, Agriculture, and Biodiversity. Ed P. Gustafson, The University of Missouri Press, In Press.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Genetic Improvement of Food Animals: Past and Future. Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability. Ed R. Birner. Elsevier, In Press.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Public Perception of Animal Biotechnology. Animal Biotechnology 2: Emerging Breeding Technologies. Ed H. Neiman. Springer Publishing Company, In Press.

Young, A.E. and A.L. Van Eenennaam. Genetically Modified Organisms, Animals. Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology. Ed James Trefil. Farmington Hills: Macmillan, 2015.

Young, A.E., White, S. D., Bannasch, D.L. Inherited skin diseases in the horse. In: Equine Genomics, Chowdhary, B ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Young, A.E., Bannasch, D.L. Morphological Variation in the Dog. In: The Dog and Its Genome, Ostrander, E., Giger, U., Lindblad-Toh, K. (Eds), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Woodbury, NY, USA, 2006.

Abstracts and Proceedings Papers

Owen, J.R., Young, A.E., De Aguiar, L.H., Ross, P.J., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Genetic containment in livestock via CRISPR-mediated gene knock-in. Society for the Study of Reproduction 51st Annual Meeting, July 10-13, New Orleans, LA.

Young, A.E., Sonstegard, T.S., Van Eenennaam, A.L. Evaluation of the Offspring of Genome Edited and Control Bulls. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI, Jan 13-17, 2018, San Diego, CA.

Young, A. and A.L. Van Eenennaam. Genetically Engineered Feed: Impact on Animal Performance, Health and Products. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, July 8 - 12, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

Welly, B.T., Miller, M.R., Stott, J.L., Blanchard, M.T., Islas-Trejo, A., O’Rourke, S.M., Young, A.E., Medrano, J.F. and A.L. Van Eenennaam, Identification and characterization of a novel pathogen causing bovine abortion (P6032). International Society of Animal Genetics Conference, July 23-27, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT.

Brown, E., Young, A., Wolf, Z., Wade, C.M., Hughes, A., Foreman, O., Jayashankar, K., Oberbauer, O., Safra, N., Linblad-Toh, K., Burton, S., Bannasch, D. Juvenile Hypoadrenocorticism in the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever: A recessive monogenic autoimmune disease. 2016 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum, June 8-11, 2016, Denver, CO.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A. E. Young Prevalence and Impacts of Genetically Engineered Feedstuffs on Livestock Populations. Proceedings of the 76th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, September 16-17, 2015, Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A. E. Young GM Feeds and Animal Health: What Do the Data Say? Proceedings of the 2015 Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention, March 17-19, 2015, Saint Paul, MN.

Bannasch, D., Finno, C.J., Stevens, C., Young, A., Affolter, V., Joshi, N., Ramsey, S. P0327: SERPINB11 Associated with Novel Hoof Specific Phenotype in Connemara Ponies. International Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIII, Jan 10-14, 2015, San Diego, CA.

Welly, B.T., Miller, M.R., Blanchard, M.T., Islas-Trejo, A.D., O’Rourke, S.M., Young, A.E., Stott, J.L., Medrano, J.F. , Van Eenennaam, A.L. Genome assembly of the putative etiologic agent of epizootic bovine abortion. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 2014. Vol 65.

Young, A.E. and A.R. Woolums. Proceedings of the Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium 2014: New Approaches to Bovine Respiratory Disease Prevention, Management, and Diagnosis. Animal Health Research Reviews. 2014; 15(2)119.

Wolf, Z.T., Wade, C.M., Karmi, N., Jayashankar, K., Safra, N., Young, A., Bannasch, D. W136: Identification of a Mutation for Nonsyndromic Cleft Palate in the NSDTR. International Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXI 2013.

Corado, C., Young, A., Knych, H. Genotyping and preliminary phenotyping of cytochrome P450, 2D50, in the horse. J. Vet. Pharmacol. Therap. 35(Suppl. 3) 10-11. Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, 8-12 July 2012, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

Haase, B., Bannasch, D., Lohi, H., Mickelson, J., Karlsson, E., Hemman, K., Berger, J.M., Raekallio, M., Obexer-Ruff, G., Kruft, M., Vainio, O., Young, A., Burger, D., Bachmann Rieder, I., Leeb, T., Wade, C. W259: Cribbing: a compulsive behavior and its genetic component. International Plant and Animal Genome Conference XX 2012.

Misc publications

Van Eenennaam, A. and A. Young. Prevalence and Impacts of Genetically Engineered Feedstuffs on Livestock Populations. ISB News Report, December 2014.

Van Eenennaam, A.L. and A.E. Young. Biotech Labeling: Separating Scientific Fact From Fiction. The Soy Connection. 2013; 21(3):