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Amoah, Eugene

Department of Agricultural Sciences
Tabor building Rm. 122
(478) 825-6262; and (478) 825-6818
(478) 827-3062; and (478) 825-6376
Position: Professor of Animal Science

Professional Experience:
Professor, Animal Science, FVSU (1986-Present).
Visiting Scientist USDA, Gene Evaluation & mapping Lab. (July-September, 1993.
USDA, Reproduction Lab. Beltsville, MD. (Jan.– March, 1991).
Lecturer/Researcher, University of the South Pacific, Western Samoa (1984-1986)
Assistant Research Officer, Animal Research Institute, CSIR, Ghana (1974-1977).

Faculty Bio

B.Sc.(Hons.) Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
M.Sc. Anim. Prod., University of Reading, Reading, England
Ph.D. Reprod. Physiol. University of Reading, Reading, England


1. Singh, M., X. Ma, E. Amoah, and G. Kannan. 2011. In vitro culture of fibroblast-like cells from postmortem skin of Katahdin sheep stored at 40C for different time intervals. In Vitro Cell.Dev. Bio.-Animal 47 (10):290-293. (DOI 10. 1007/s11626-011-9395-6)

2. Singh, M., A. Yadav, X. Ma, and E. Amoah. 2010. Plasmid DNA transformation in Escherichia coli: effect of heat shock temperature, duration, and cold incubation of CaCl2 treated cells. International Journal of Biotechnology & Biochemistry (Accepted).

3. Singh, M., Amoah, E., Kannan, G., and Terrill, T.H. 2009. Cloning and Partial Characterization of the Upstream Promoter Region of the Myostatin Gene in Spanish Goats. ARD Biennial Research. Pp. 107-108.

4. Richardson, S., Amoah, E.A., Gosier, J., Jones. M., & Singh M, 2009. Oocyte recovery from slaughtered goats during the non-breeding season. ARD Biennial Research. 135.

5. Singh, M., E. Amoah, G. Kannan, S. Stice, and D.M. Donovan. 2009. Genome walk of an unknown upstream region of myostatin gene in Spanish goats. Frontiers in Reproductive Biology and Regulation of Fertility. Keystone symp. on Molecular and Cellular Biology: 219.

6. Kouakou, B., O.S.Gazal, T.H. Terrill, G. Kannan, S. Gelaye, and E.A. Amoah. (2008).. Digestibility, hormones and blood metabolites in dairy bucks subjected to underfeeding and re-feeding. Small Rumin Res. 75:171.

7. Berckman, B., E.A. Amoah, & S. Mobini. 2004. Superovulation and recovery of goat embryos during the non-breeding and breeding seasons using PG 600. Int’l. Conf. on goats. Pretoria, S. Africa, July 3-9. Terrill, T.H., S. Gelaye, S. Mahotiere, E. A. Amoah, S. Miller, W.R. Windham 2003.

8. Effect of cutting date and frequency on yield and quality of kudzu in the southern United States. Grass and Forage Science: The journal of the British Grassland Society 58(2) 178-183.

9. Gazal, O.S., B. Kouakou, E.A. Amoah, C.R. Barb, J.B. Barrett, and S. Gelaye. 2002. Effects of N-methyl-D,L-aspartate on LH, GH, and testosterone secretion in goat bucks maintained under long or short photoperiods. J. Anim. Sci. 80:1623-1628.

10. Kannan, G., B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill, S. Gelaye, and E.A. Amoah. 2001. Preslaughter stress effects on physiological responses and meat quality characteristics in goats. Journal of Animal Science 79(1):447.

11. Kouakou, B., S. Gelaye, G. Kannan, T.H. Terrill, E.A. Amoah, and S. Miller. 2001. The effect of hay and/or concentrate on performance, organ mass, blood metabolites and hormones in weaned kids. Journal of Animal Science 79(1):446

12. Kannan, G., T.H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, S.. Miller, S. Gleaye, and E.A. Amoah. 2001. Effects of simulated preslaughter holding and isolation on stress responses and live weight shrinkage in goats. Journal of Animal Science 79(1):279.

13. Kannan, G., TH Terrill, B. Kouakou, O.S. Gazal, S. Gelaye, EA Amoah, and S. Samake. 2000. Transportation of goats: Effects on physiological stress responses and live weight loss. J Anim. Sci. 78: 1450.

14. Samake, S., E.A. Amoah, O. Gazal, S. Mobini, and S. Gelaye.2000. In vitro fertilization of goat oocytes during the non-breeding season. Small Rumin. Res. 35 (2000): 49.

15. Gazal, O.S., E.A. Amoah, B. Kouakou, C.R. Barb and S. Gelaye. 1998. Plasma growth hormone and testosterone responses to photoperiod and NMDA in the goat. Biol. Reprod. 58(Suppl.1): 139.

16. Gazal, O.S., E.A. Amoah, and S. Gelaye. 1998. Anterior pituitary responsiveness to exogenous GnRH during pregnancy and postpartum in goats. 1998 Joint Meeting Abstracts ADSA/ASAS.(Abstr.959):246.

17. Amoah, E.A., and S.Gelaye. 1997. Biotechnological Advances in Goat Reproduction. J. Anim. Sci. 75:578.
Samake, S., O.S. Gazal, E.A. Amoah, and S. Gelaye. 1999. The effects of serum sources and hormone supplementation on goat oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development during the non-breeding season. Biol. Reprod. (Suppl.)

19. Gazal, O., B. Kouakou, E.A. Amoah, C.R. Barb, T.H. Terrill and S. Gelaye. 1997. NMDA stimulates LH secretion in the goat. Biol. Reprod. 56 (Suppl. 1): 160
Samake, S., E.A. Amoah, S. Mobini, O. Gazal and S. Gelaye. 1997. In vitro fertilization in the goat. Proc. 11th Biennial Symposium, ARD, San Antonio, TX. Oct., 1-4.

20. Terrill, T.H., S. Gelaye, B. Kouakou, S. Miller, E.A. Amoah, and W.R. Windham. 1998. Activity and Forage Preference of Goats Grazing Alfalfa and Rhizoma Peanut Plots. Proc. Forage Grassl. Conf., 8-10 March, 1998, Indianapolis, IN.

21. Amoah, E.A., S. Gelaye, P. Guthrie, and C.E. Rexroad, Jr. 1996. Breeding Season and Aspects of Reproduction of Female Goats. J. Anim. Sci. 74: 723.
Terrill, T.H., S. Gelaye, E.A. Amoah, S. Miller, B. Kouakou, R.N. Gates and W.W.

22. Hanna. 1998. Protein and energy value of pearl millet grain for mature goats. J. Anim. Sci.76: 1964-1969
Gazal, O.S., B. Kouakou, E.A. Amoah, C.R. Barb, T.H. Terrill, J.B. Barrett, E.A. Taras and S. Gelaye. 1997. NMDA stimulates LH secretion in the goat. Biol. Reprod. 56 (Suppl. 1):160, Abst. 310.

23. Gelaye, S., T.H. Terrill, E.A. Amoah, S. Miller, R.N. Gates and W.W. Hanna. 1997. Nutritional value of pearl millet for lactaing and growing goats. J. Anim. Sci. 75:1409.

24. Terrill, T.H., S. Gelaye, S. Mahotiere, E.A. Amoah, S. Miller, R.N. Gates, and W.R. Windham. 1996. Rhizoma peanut and alfalfa productivity and nutrient composition in central Georgia. Agron. J. 88: 485.

25. Amoah, E.A.; S. Galaye, 1991. Embryo recovery, evaluation, storage and transfer in goats. Small Rumin. Res. 6:119-129.

26. Gelaye, S.; E.A. Amoah, 1991. Nutritive value of florigraze rhizoma peanut as an alternative leguminous forage for goats. Small Rumin. Res., 6: 131-139.
Amoah, E.A.; S. Gelaye, 1990. Superovulation, Synchronization and Breeding of Does. Small Rumin. Res., 3:63-72.

27. Amoah, E.A.; S. Gelaye, 1990. Reproductive Performance of Female Goats in South Pacific countries. Small Rumin. Res., 3:257-267.

28. Gelaye, S.; E.A. Amoah; P. Guthrie, 1990. Performance of Yearling Goats Fed Alfalfa and
Florigraze Rhizoma Peanut Hay. Small Rumin. Res., 3:353-361.

29. Brown, J,; E.A. Amoah, 1990. Pattern of Breeding in Goats. Dairy Goat Journal, 68(2):86-87.

30. Odums, O.J.; E.A. Amoah, 1990. Use of Melatonin to control Breeding in Goats. Dairy Goat Journal, 68(2):87.

31. Amoah, E.A.; S. Gelaye, 1989. Goat Breeding Using Exogenous Hormones. Dairy Goat Journal, 67(8): 506-509.

32. Gelaye, S.; E.A. Amoah; M.E. Walker,Jr., 1988. The Goat Industry: Then and Now. Dairy Goat Journal, 66(7): 472-479.

33. Gelaye, S.; E. Amoah; J.D. Chapman, 1987. Performance of Dairy Goat Kids Fed Milk Acidified
with Acid-Pak 4-Way. In: Biotechnology in the Feed Industry, T.P. Lyons(Ed.). Alltech Technical Publications, Nicholasville, KY. USA.

34. Gelaye, S.; E.A. Amoah, 1987. Goats Require a Balanced Ration. Dairy Goat Journal, 65(4):210- 214.

35. Amoah, E.A., 1986. Evaluation of Nutritive Value of Available Feedstuffs and Wastes for livestock Feeding. Alafua Agric. Bull., 11(1):15-20.

36. Amoah, E.A., 1986. Factors Associated with Reproductive Performance of Goats in the South Pacific Region. Alafua Agric. Bull., 11(1): 5-14.

37. Amoah, E.A., 1985. Review on Goat Production in the Tropics with Special Reference to the South Pacific Region: 1. Breeds and Reproduction. Alafua Agric. Bull., 10(2): 1-21.

38. Amoah, E.A., 1985. Goat Production in the Pacific Region. The South Pacific Ag. Teacher, 3(4):37-52.

39. Amoah, E.A.; M.J. Bryant, 1984. Effect of Pattern of Lighting and Time of Birth on Occurrence of Puberty in Female Goat Kids. Anim. Prod., 38(1)83-89.

40. Amoah, E.A.; M.J. Bryant, 1984. A Note on the Effect of Contact with Male Goat on Occurrence of Puberty in Female Goat Kids. Anim. Prod., 38(1): 141-144.

41. Amoah, E.A.; M.J. Bryant, 1983. Gestation Period, Litter Size and Birth Weight of the Female Goat. Anim. Prod., 36: 105-110.

Research Interests: 

1. The neuroendocrine basis of seasonal reproduction in goats.
2. Cell physiology of the goat, including genetic and embryo manipulation and culture for successful transfer.

3. Transgenic goat production.

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