Dr. William Epperson

Dr. William Epperson

Department

  • Pathobiology and Population Medicine
  • Dean's Office

Title

  • Professor and Head

Contacts

epperson@cvm.msstate.edu
Office: (662) 325-1300

Overview

Summary:

Since 2007, Dr. Epperson has served as professor and Department Head of Pathobiology and Population Medicine. He is board certified in veterinary Preventive Medicine with a subspecialty certification in Epidemiology.

Education:

  • Master of Science (M.S.), Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University, The, 1990
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, Animal Science, Ohio State University, The, 1985
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Veterinary Medicine and Science, Ohio State University, The, 1985

Publications

Conference Proceeding

  • Multipopulational transcriptomic analysis of high-risk beef cattle on arrival reveals genes and mechanisms which may predict bovine respiratory disease.  American Association of Bovine Practitioners. 2021
  • Increased expression of viral defense genes at arrival may contribute to BRD-associated mortality.  Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases . 2019
  • Whole blood RNA-seq analysis at arrival to identify biomarkers of respiratory disease risk in stocker cattle.  Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases . 2019
  • Whole blood RNA-Seq analysis of stocker calves at arrival provides immunological and metabolic distinction related to BRD.  2019 Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium . 2019
  • Whole blood transcriptome analysis reveals altered pathways related to inflammation and fatty acid metabolism in stocker calves that develop bovine respiratory disease.  International Veterinary Immunology Symposium . 2019
  • On-arrival blood transcriptomes identify altered immune pathways in stocker cattle that develop bovine respiratory disease.  American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum . 2019

Journal Article

  • Multipopulational transcriptome analysis of post-weaned beef cattle at arrival further validates candidate biomarkers for predicting clinical bovine respiratory disease. Scientific Reports. Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 23877. 2021
  • Multipopulational transcriptome analysis of post-weaned beef cattle at arrival further validates candidate biomarkers for predicting clinical bovine respiratory disease. Scientific Reports. Volume 11, Issue 1, Page 23877. 2021
  • Comprehensive at-arrival transcriptomic analysis of post-weaned beef cattle uncovers type I interferon and antiviral mechanisms associated with bovine respiratory disease mortality.. PloS one. Volume 16, Issue 4, Page e0250758. 2021
  • Comprehensive at-arrival transcriptomic analysis of post-weaned beef cattle uncovers type I interferon and antiviral mechanisms associated with bovine respiratory disease mortality.. PloS one. Volume 16, Issue 4, Page e0250758. 2021
  • Whole blood transcriptomic analysis of beef cattle at arrival identifies potential predictive molecules and mechanisms that indicate animals that naturally resist bovine respiratory diseasePLoS ONE. Volume 15, Issue 1. 2020
  • Pathogenesis of co-infections of influenza D virus and Mannheimia haemolytica in cattle.. Veterinary microbiology. Volume 231, Pages 246-253. 2019
  • Multidrug resistant Mannheimia haemolytica isolated from high-risk beef stocker cattle after antimicrobial metaphylaxis and treatment for bovine respiratory diseaseVeterinary Microbiology. Volume 221, Pages 143-152. 2018
  • Influenza D Virus Infection in Feral Swine Populations, United States.. Emerging infectious diseases. Volume 24, Issue 6, Pages 1020-1028. 2018
  • A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of on-arrival vaccination and deworming on stocker cattle health and growth performance. Bovine Practioner. Volume 52, Issue 1. 2018
  • Use of focused ultrasonication in activity-based profiling of deubiquitinating enzymes in tissue.. Analytical biochemistry. Volume 515, Pages 9-13. 2016
  • Application of Functional Genomics for Bovine Respiratory Disease Diagnostics.. Bioinformatics and biology insights. Volume 9, Issue Suppl 2, Pages 13-23. 2015
  • Factors influencing diagnostic sample submission by food animal veterinarians in Mississippi.. Veterinaria italiana. Volume 48, Issue 1, Pages 31-9. 2012

Presentations

Oral Presentation

  • "Digital mRNA profiling of high-risk beef cattle at arrival substantiates markers of bovine respiratory disease.." Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD), CRWAD, Chicago, IL. 2021
  • "Multipopulational transcriptomic analysis of high-risk beef cattle on arrival reveals genes and mechanisms which may predict bovine respiratory disease." Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), AABP, Salt Lake City, UT. 2021
  • "Blood biomarker discovery in high-risk stocker cattle at-arrival: differentiating respiratory health and disease.." Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases(CRWAD) , CRWAD, Virtual. 2020
  • "Transcriptomic profiling of BRD-attributed mortality in stocker cattle identifies active inflammatory and antiviral pathways at arrival.." Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), AABP, Virtual. 2020

Poster

  • "Rapid prototyping and development of a tracheostomy tube for calves." MSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS. 2018