Derris Devost-Burnett

Derris Devost-Burnett

Assistant Professor
Muscle Biology and Meat Science

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Post-Doctoral, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D., Auburn University
  • M.S., Tuskegee University
  • B.S., Tuskegee University

Society Memberships:
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Sigma Xi

Courses Taught:
  • ADS 4213 Animal Growth and Development
  • ADS 4543/6543 Applied Animal Biotechnology
  • ADS 8333 Nutritional Biochemistry of Livestock Species

  • Molecular Approaches to Improve Muscle Composition and Meat Quality
  • Prenatal Programming of Postnatal Growth and Body Composition
  • Depot-Specific Adipose Tissue Development
  • Nutrient Partitioning and Metabolic Flexibility in Muscle and Adipose Tissue

Graduate Students
Dana Reid
Ferjak, E., N., C. A. Cavinder, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, D. D. Devost-Burnett, C. O. Lemley, T. T.N. Dinh, 2019. Fatty acid composition of mesenteric, cardiac, abdominal, intermuscular, and subcutaneous adipose tissues from horses of three body condition scores. Livestock Science 223:116-123.  Download
Holtcamp, A. J., A. T. Sukumaran, A. E. Schnedler, B. J. McClenton, E. Kunze, C. R. Calkins, B. B. Karisch, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effects of feeding endophyte-infected tall fescue seeds to stocker Angus steers on retail quality attributes of beef strip steaks. Meat Science 149:31-39.  Download
Yang, Z., M. S. Hasan, J. K. Htoo, D. D. Burnett, J. M. Feugang, M. A. Crenshaw, S. F. Liao. 2019. Effects of dietary supplementation of L-methionine vs. DL-methionine on performance, plasma concentrations of free amino acids and other metabolites, and myogenesis gene expression in young growing pigs. Translational Animal Science 3:113-123.  Download
Cavinder, C. A., E. Ferjak, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T.N. Dinh. 2018. Review: The importance of overall body fat in horses. Professional Animal Scientist 34:125-132.  Download
Humphrey, R. M., Z. Yang, M. S. Hasan, M. A. Crenshaw, D. D. Burnett, J. K. Htoo, S. F. Liao. 2018. The compensatorily-gained pigs resulted from feeding a methionine-deficient diet had more fat and less lean body mass. Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition 6: e6.  Download
Lemley, C. O., C. G. Hart, R. L. Lemire, E. H. King, R. M. Hopper, S. B. Park, B. J. Rude, D. D. Devost-Burnett. 2018. Maternal nutrient restriction alters uterine artery hemodynamics and placentome vascular density in Bos indicus and Bos taurus. Journal of Animal Science 96:4823-4834.  Download
McCarty, K. J., M. P.T. Owen, C. G. Hart, R. C. Thompson, D. D. Devost-Burnett, E. H. King, R. M. Hopper, C. O. Lemley. 2018. Effect of chronic melatonin supplementation during mid to late gestation on maternal uterine artery blood flow and subsequent development of male offspring in beef cattle. Journal of Animal Science 96:5100-5111.  Download
Owen, M. P. T., E. N. Ferjak, C. A. Cavinder, K. J. McCarty, K. C. Yankey, C. G. Hart, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T.N. Dinh, C. O. Lemley. 2018. Effects of body condition score (BCS) on steroid- and eicosanoid-metabolizing enzyme activity in various mare tissues during winter anoestrus. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 53:296-303.  Download
Durfey, C. L., D. D. Burnet, S. F. Liao, C. S. Steadman, M. A. Crenshaw, H. J. Clemente, S. T. Willard, P. L. Ryan, J. M. Feugang. 2017. Nanotechnology-based selection of boar spermatozoa: growth development and health assessments of produced offspring. Livestock Sciences 205: 137-142.  Download
Ferjak, E. N., C. A. Cavinder, D. D. Devost-Burnett, C. M. Argo, T. T.N. Dinh. 2017. Body fat of stock-type horses predicted by rump fat thickness and deuterium oxide dilution and validated by near-infrared spectroscopy of dissected tissues. Journal of Animal Science 10(95):4344-4351.  Download
Paulk C. B., D. D. Burnett, M. D. Tokach, J. L. Nelssen, S. S. Dritz, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, G. Hill, K. D. Haydon, J. M. Gonzalez. 2015. Effect of added zinc in diets with Ractopamine-HCl on growth performance, carcass characteristics, and ileal mucosal inflammation mRNA expression of finishing pigs. Journal of Animal Science 93(1):185-196.  Download
Phelps, K. J., J. S. Drouillard, J. S. Jennings, B. E. Depenbusch, M. A. Vaughn, D. D. Burnett, S. M. Ebarb, G. J. Dietz, J. D. Heitschmidt, J. A. Noel, T. A. Houser, J. M. Gonzalez. 2015. Effect of the Programmed Nutrition Beef Program on moisture retention of cooked ground beef patties and enhanced strip loins. Meat Science 100:189-194.  Download
Paulk C. B., M. D. Tokach, J. L. Nelssen, D. D. Burnett, M. A. Vaughn, K. J. Phelps, S. S. Dritz, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, T. E. Houser, K. D. Haydon, J. M. Gonzalez. 2014. Effect of dietary zinc and Ractopamine-HCl on pork chop tenderness and shelf-life characteristics. Journal of Animal Science 92(5):2325-2335.  Download
Phelps, K. J., J. S. Drouillard, J. S. Jennings, B.E. Depenbusch, C. L. Van Bibber-Krueger, K.A. Miller, M. A. Vaughn, D. D. Burnett, S. M. Ebarb, T.A. Houser, S. E. Johnson, J. M. Gonzalez. 2014. Effects of the Programmed Nutrition Beef Program on meat quality characteristics. Journal of Animal Science 92(4):1780-1791.  Download
Yuan, K., C. F. Vargas-Rodriguez, L. K. Mamedova, M. B. Muckey, M. A. Vaughn, D. D. Burnett, J. M. Gonzalez, E. C. Titgemeyer, K. E. Griswold, B. J. Bradford. 2014. Effects of supplemental chromium propionate and rumen-protected amino acids on nutrient metabolism, neutrophil activation, and adipocyte size in dairy cows during peak lactation. Journal of Dairy Science 97(6):3822-3831.  Download
Bergen W. G., D. D. Burnett. 2012. Topics in transcriptional control of lipid metabolism: from transcription factors to gene-promoter polymorphisms Journal of Genomics 1:13-21.  Download