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Gilbert R. Pitts

ProfessorGilbert Pitts

Sundquist Science Complex, Room C210
P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7777
email: pittsg@apsu.edu
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Education

Ph.D. University of Minnesota (Animal Physiology), 1999
M.S. University of Minnesota (Animal Physiology), 1994
B.S. University of Minnesota (Animal Science), 1991

Teaching

Animal Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Reproductive Physiology

Research Interests

Reproductive Physiology, Endocrinology, Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Secretion

Selected Publications

Pitts GR, Fu Y, Youngren OM, Rozenboim I, Whiting SE, and EI Halawani ME. The effects of serotonin, stress, and light on monoamines in the turkey. Poultry Science, In preparation.

Pitts GR, Ohta H, Zhou T, McMahon DG (2006). Daily rhythmicity of large-conductance Ca2+activated K+ currents in suprachiasmatic nucleus neurons. Brain Research 1071 :54-62.

Nunemaker CS, DeFazio RA, Geusz ME, Herzog ED, Pitts GR, Moenter SM (2001). Long-term recordings of networks of immortalized GnRH neurons reveal episodic patterns of electrical activity. J Neurophysiol 86:86-93.

Pitts GR, Nunemaker CS, and Moenter SM (2001). Cycles of transcription and translation do not comprise the gonadotropin-releasing hormone pulse generator in GTI cells. Endocrinology 142:1858-1864.

EI Halawani ME, Whiting SE, Silsby JL, Pitts GR, and Chaiseha Y (2000). Active Immunization with vasoactive intestinal peptide in turkey hens. Poultry Science 79:349354.

Pitts GR, You S, Foster DN, and EI Halawani ME (2000). Evidence for multiple prolactin receptor transcripts in the turkey. Poultry Science 79:355-362.

Pitts GR, Youngren OM, Phillips RE, and El Halawani ME (1996). Photoperiod mediates the ability of serotonin to release prolactin secretion in the turkey. Gen Comp Endocrinol 104: 265-272.

Pitts GR, Youngren OM, Silsby JL, Foster LK, Foster DN, Rozenboim I, Phillips RE, and EI Halawani ME (1994). Role of vasoactive intestinal peptide in the control of prolactin induced turkey incubation behavior. I. Acute infusion ofvasoactive intestinal peptide. BioI Reprod 50:1344-1349.

Pitts GR, Youngren OM, Silsby JL, Rozenboim I, Chaiseha Y, Phillips RE, Foster DN, and EI Halawani ME (1994). Role of vasoactive intestinal peptide in the control of prolactin induced turkey incubation behavior. II. Chronic infusion of vasoactive intestinal peptide. BioI Reprod 50:1350-1356.