PhD, Muscle Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981
MS, Muscle Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
BS, Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
Department Chairperson, 2005-2009
Acting Department Chairperson, 2004-2005
Visiting Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, 1998
Research Associate, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, 1984-88
Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston Biomedical Research Institute, 1981-84
Please note: Dr. Strasburg is no longer accepting new graduate students, postdoctoral associates, or visiting scholars.
My laboratory research focuses on molecular mechanisms responsible for muscle growth, development, and their relationship to inferior muscle meat quality. Our primary goal is to generate information that can be used by breeders enhance efficient production of high quality poultry meat. There is some evidence that intensive breeding of food animals for rapid growth rate and high feed conversion over the past several decades has led to inadvertent selection for traits which have led to meat quality problems, such as pale, soft, exudative (PSE) meat. We have developed a turkey skeletal muscle oligonucleotide microarray to investigate differences in gene expression from normal and PSE turkey meat samples. More recently, in a complementary approach, we have used RNA deep sequencing to analyze the transcriptional profiles of turkey muscle samples to determine the molecular basis for the differences in meat quality.
FSC 455 Food and Nutrition Laboratory
FSC 803 Advanced Food Chemistry
Malila, Y, Thanatsang, K, Arayamethakorn, S, Uengwetwanit, T, Srimarut, Y, Petracci, M, Strasburg, GM, Rungrassamee, W, Visessanguan, W. 2019. Absolute expressions of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF1A) transcript and the associated genes in chicken skeletal muscle with white striping and wooden breast myopathies. PLoS One 14(8):e0220904.
Lee, HC, Singh, P, Strasburg, GM, Marks, BP, Jin, HW, Kang, I. 2019. Comparison of raw meat quality and protein-gel properties of turkey breast fillets processed by traditional or cold-batter mincing technology. Poultry Science 98:2299-2304.
Barnes, NE, Mendoza, KM, Strasburg, GM, Velleman, SG, Reed, KM. 2019. Thermal challenge alters the transcriptional profile of the breast muscle in turkey poults. Poultry Science 98:74-91.
Clark, DL, Strasburg, GM, Reed, KM, Velleman, SG. 2017. Influence of temperature and growth selection on turkey pectoralis major muscle satellite cell adipogenic gene expression and lipid accumulation. Poultry Science 96:1015-1027
Reed, KM, Mendoza, KM, Strasburg, GM, Velleman, SG. 2017. Response of turkey muscle satellite cells to thermal challenge. II. Transcriptome effects in differentiating cells. Frontiers in Avian Physiology 8:948. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00948
Reed, KM, Mendoza, KM, Abrahante, JE, Barnes, NE, Velleman, SG, Strasburg, GM. 2017. Response of turkey muscle satellite cells to thermal challenge. I. Transcriptome effects in proliferating cells. BMC Genomics 18(1):352. doi: 10.1186/s12864-017-3740-4
Mmongoyo, JA, Wu, F, Linz, JE, Nair, MG, Mugula, JK, Tempelman, RJ, Strasburg, GM. 2017. Aflatoxin levels in sunflower seeds and cakes collected from micro- and small-scale sunflower oil processors in Tanzania. PLoS One. 12(4):e0175801. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175801
Mmongoyo, JA, Nair, MG, Linz, JE, Wu, F, Mugula, JK, Dissanayake, AA, Zhang, C, Day, DM, Wee, JM, and Strasburg, GM. 2017. Bioactive compounds in Diospyros mafiensis roots inhibit growth, sporulation and aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus, World Mycotoxin Journal 10, 237-248
Szczygiel, EJ, Harte, JB, Strasburg, GM, and Cho, S. 2017. Consumer acceptance and aroma characterization of navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) powders prepared by extrusion and conventional processing methods. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 4142-4150
Malone-Dickmann, R., Strasburg, GM, Romsos, D, Lai, G, Wilson, L, & Huang, H. 2016. Particle size, surface area and amorphous content as predictors of solubility and bioavailability for five commercial sources of ferric orthophosphate in ready-to-eat cereal. Nutrients, 8(3), 129-143
Clark, D L, Coy, C S, Strasburg, GM, Reed, KM, & Velleman, SG. 2016. Temperature effect on proliferation and differentiation of satellite cells from turkeys with different growth rates. Poultry Science, 95:934-947
Malila, Y, Srimarut, Y, U-chupaj, J, Strasburg, G, & Visessanguan, W. 2015. Monitoring of Chicken RNA Integrity as a Function of Prolonged Postmortem Duration. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences. doi:10.5713/ajas.15.0167
Malila, Y, Carr, KM, Ernst, CW, Velleman, SG, Reed, SG, & Strasburg, GM. 2014. Deep transcriptome sequencing reveals differences in global gene expression between normal and pale, soft, and exudative turkey meat. Journal of Animal Science, 92, 1250-1260
Medellin-Lopez, M., Sansawat, T, Strasburg, GM, Marks, BP, & Kang, I. 2014. Coldbatter mincing of hot-boned and crust-freezing air-chilled turkey breast improved meat turnover time and product quality. Poultry Science, 93(3), 711-718. doi:10.3382/ps.2013-03531
Malila, Y., Tempelman RJ, Sporer KRB, Ernst CW, Velleman SG, Reed KM, and Strasburg GM. 2013. Differential gene expression between normal and pale, soft and exudative turkey meat. Poultry Science. 92:1621-1633
Shin J, McFarland DC, Strasburg GM, Velleman SG. 2013. The function of death-associated protein 1 in proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of chicken satellite cells. Muscle and Nerve 48(5):777-90
Velleman SG, Sporer KR, Ernst CW, Reed KM, Strasburg GM. 2012. Versican, matrix Gla protein, and death-associated protein expression affect muscle satellite cell proliferation and differentiation. Poultry Science 91:1964-1973
Sporer KR, Zhou HR, Linz JE, Booren AM, Strasburg GM. 2012. Differential expression of calcium-regulating genes in heat-stressed turkey breast muscle is associated with meat quality. Poultry Science 91:1418-1424
Nierobisz LS, Sporer KR, Strasburg GM, Reed KM, Velleman SG, Ashwell CM, Felts JV, Mozdziak PE. 2012. Differential expression of genes characterizing myofibre phenotype. Animal Genetics 43:298-308
Sporer KR, Tempelman RJ, Ernst CW, Reed KM, Velleman SG, Strasburg GM. 2011. Transcriptional profiling identifies differentially expressed genes in developing turkey skeletal muscle. BMC Genomics 12:143. doi 10.1186/1471-2164-12-143
Sporer KR, Chiang W, Tempelman RJ, Ernst CW, Reed KM, Velleman SG, Strasburg GM. 2011. Characterization of a 6K oligonucleotide turkey skeletal muscle microarray. Animal Genetics 42:75-82
FSHN professor receives 2021 CANR Distinguished Faculty Award
Published on February 16, 2021
Michigan State University researcher receives grant to study turkey breast muscle development
Published on July 29, 2020
Weathering the climate: Michigan agriculture braces for Mother Nature with help of MSU research
Published on November 3, 2014
Going cold (and hot) turkey: Testing the impact of temperature extremes on turkey development
Published on April 30, 2014