Heloisa Rutigliano

Assistant Professor


Heloisa M. Rutigliano

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 233
Phone: (435) 797-9877
Email: heloisa.rutigliano@usu.edu

Educational Background

PhD, Animal Biology, University of California, Davis, 2010
Using Single Chain Gonadotropins to Enhance Fertility in Sheep
MS, Animal Biology, University of California, Davis, 2006
Effects of method of presynchronization and source of selenium on uterine health and reproduction in dairy cows
DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Sao Paulo State University - Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho”, 2003

Biography

I was born and raised in Brazil where I went to veterinary school. I then moved to the US to get my MS and PhD degrees.

Teaching Interests

Physiology, immunology, endocrinology, ethics and professionalism.

Research Interests

The main goal of Dr. Rutigliano’s research is to identify the mechanisms underlying pregnancy losses and complications. These discoveries are expected to lead to new approaches to improve success rates of pregnancies in livestock species.

Awards

Teacher of the Year , 2020

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

ETE10 Master Teaching Certificate, 2020

Utah State University

ETE10 Teaching Scholar Certificate, 2020

Utah State University

Fellow of the Regional Teaching Academy , 2019

Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy Travel Grant, 2017

Excellence of Teaching Award. Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, 2017

Research Catalyst Grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research and School of Graduate Studies, 2013

Utah State University

Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology, 2011

American Society for Reproductive Immunology

Travel Award from the American Association of Veterinary Immunologist to attend 9th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium in Tokyo, Japan , 2010

International Veterinary Immunology Symposium


Publications | Abstracts

  • Rutigliano, H., (2019). Gene expression profiles of immune cells under the influence of bovine trophoblast cell derived extracellular vesicles.. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting
  • Rutigliano, H., (2019). Hitting Pause: Practical Ways to Incorporate Reflective Learning Experiences in Class. NACTA Journal
  • Rutigliano, H., (2018). Atrial myopathy increases pregnancy-related atrial fibrillation secondary to post-partum progesterone withdrawal. American Heart Association Meeting
  • Rutigliano, H., (2018). Differentiation of extracellular vesicles from bovine placenta and peripheral blood mononuclear cells by Raman spectroscopy. Society for the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting
  • Rutigliano, H., (2018). Effects of lactation and negative energy balance on endometrial expression of selected transcripts of Holstein dairy cows at day 7 post-ovulation.. American Society of Animal Science Meeting
  • Rutigliano, H., (2018). Effect of exercise and pregnancy on atrial fibrillation susceptibility in a TGF-beta1 transgenic goat model. Large Animal Genetic Engineering Summit
  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Hall, J., Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A.J, Dosdall, D., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., Wang, Z., Olsen, A.L, White, K.L, Davies, C., (2013). Cardiac specific overexpression of Transforming Growth Factor Beta1 (TGF-Beta1) increases susceptibility to atrial fibrillation in transgenic goats. Circulation
  • Rutigliano, H., Wilhelm, A., Hall, J., Sessions, B., Meng, Q., White, K.L, Bunch, T.D, Davies, C., Polejaeva, I., (2013). Aberrant gene expression at the fetal-maternal interface in sheep and goats produced by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Amernican Journal of Reproductive Immunology
  • Shi, B., Thomas, A.J, Parasar, P., Wilhelm, A., Rutigliano, H., Sessions, B., Meng, Q., White, K.L, Davies, C., (2013). Expression of bovine major histocompatibility complex class I genes in placental trophoblast is regulated by IFN-γ and DNA methylation. Amernican Journal of Reproductive Immunology

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A., Davies, C., (2013). Expression of MHC-I Proteins by the Placenta of Domestic and Laboratory Animals: Immunology of Pregnancy 2013. Bentham Books

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Zhang, H., Silva, A.X, Zhang, W., Rutigliano, H., Zhou, A., (2020). Raman Spectroscopy characterization extracellular vesicles from bovine placenta and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. PLOS ONE
  • Rutigliano, H., Chapman, C., A case-based approach to veterinary ethics instruction. North America Colleges and Teacher of Agriculture
  • Regouski, M., Galenko, O., Doleac, J., Olsen, A.L, Jacobs, V., Liechty, D., White, K.L, Bunch, T.J, Lee, P.M, Rutigliano, H., Polejaeva, I., Cutler, M., (2019). Spontaneous atrial fibrillation in transgenic goats with TGF (transforming growth factor)-beta1 induced atrial myopathy with endurance exercise.. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 12:11
  • Gash, K.K, Yang, M., Fan, ., Regouski, M., Rutigliano, H., Polejaeva, I., (2019). Assessment of microchimerism following somatic cell nuclear transfer and natural pregnancies in goats.. Journal of Animal Science, 97:9, 3786–3794.
  • Graf, M., Judd-Murray, R., Rutigliano, H., (2019). Hitting Pause: Practical Ways to Incorporate Reflective Learning Experiences in Class. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 63:Supplement 1, 88.
  • Shi, B., Thomas, A., Benninghoff, A., Sessions, B., Meng, Q., Parasar, P., Rutigliano, H., White, K.L, Davies, C., (2018). Genetic and epigenetic regulation of major histocompatibility complex 1 class I gene expression in bovine trophoblast cells. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 79:e12779, 1-12. doi: 10.1111/aji.12779
  • Koroghli, J., Floyd, E., Regouski, M., Rood, K., Gash, K., Panter, K., Stott, R.D, Davies, C., Polejaeva, I., Rutigliano, H., (2018). Gene expression and lymphocyte population at the fetal-maternal interface in sheep pregnancies established by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, doi: DOI:10.1071/RD17224
  • Rutigliano, H., Wilhelm, A., Hall, J., Shi, B., Meng, Q., Stott, R.D, Bunch, T.D, White, K.L, Davies, C., Polejaeva, I., (2017). Cytokine gene expression at the maternal-fetal interface after somatic cell nuclear transfer pregnancies in small ruminants.. Reproduction, Fertility, and Development, 29:4, 646-657. doi: doi:10.1071/RD15103
  • Yang, M., Hall, j., Fan, Z., Regouski, M., Meng, Q., Rutigliano, H., Stott, R.D, Rood, K., Panter, K., Polejaeva, I., (2016). Oocytes from small and large follicles exhibit similar development competence following goat cloning despite their differences in meiotic and cytoplasmic maturation. Theriogenology, 86:9, 2302-2311.
  • Polejaeva, I., Ranjan, R., Davies, C., Regouski, M., Hall, J., Olsen, A.L, Meng, Q., Rutigliano, H., Dosdall, D., Angel, N., Sachse, F., Seidel, T., Thomas, A., Stott, R.D, Panter, K., Lee, P., Van Wettere, A., Stevens, J.R, Wang, Z., MacLeod, R., Marrouche, N., White, K.L, (2016). Increased Susceptibility to Atrial Fibrillation Secondary to Atrial Fibrosis in Transgenic Goats Expressing Transforming Growth Factor-β1. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. , 27:10, 1220-1229.
  • Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A., Wilhelm, A., Sessions, B., Hicks, B., Schlafer, D., White, K.L, Davies, C., (2016). Trophoblast Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Expression is Associated with Immune-Mediated Rejection of Bovine Fetuses Produced by Cloning. Biology of Reproduction, 95:2, 39, 1-9. doi: doi:10.1095/biolreprod.115.136523
  • Parasar, P., Wilhelm, A., Rutigliano, H., Thomas, A., Teng, L., Shi, B., Davis, W.C, Suarez, C.E, New, D.D, White, K.L, Davies, C., (2016). Expression of bovine non-classical major histocompatibility complex class I proteins in mouse P815 and human K562 cells. Research in Veterinary Science, 107, 161-170. doi: doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2016.06.004
  • Polejaeva, I., Rutigliano, H., Wells, K.D, (2016). Livestock in biomedical research: history, current status and future prospective. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 28:2, 112-124.
  • Rutigliano, H., Wilhelm, A., Hall, J., Shi, B., Meng, Q., Stott, R., Bunch, T.D, White, K.L, Davies, C., Polejaeva, I., Cytokine gene expression at the maternal?fetal interface after somatic cell nuclear transfer pregnancies in small ruminants.. Reproduction, Fertility and Development
  • Rutigliano, H., Adams, B., Jablonka-Shariff, A., Boime, I., Adams, T., (2014). Effect of single-chain ovine gonadotropins with dual activity on ovarian function in sheep. Reproduction, 148, 129-136.
  • Rutigliano, H., Adams, B., Jablonka-Shariff, A., Boime, I., Adams, T., (2014). Effect of time and dose of recombinant follicle stimulating hormone agonist on the superovulatory response of sheep. Theriogenology, 82, 455-460.
  • Juchem, S.O, Cerri, R.L, Villaseñor, M., Galvão, K.N, Bruno, R.G, Rutigliano, H., DePeters, E.J, Silvestre, F.T, Thatcher, W.W, Santos, J.E, (2010). Supplementation with calcium salts of linoleic and trans-octadecenoic acids improves fertility of lactating dairy cows.. Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene, 45:1, 55-62.
  • Bruno, R.G, Rutigliano, H., Cerri, R.L, Robinson, P.H, Santos, J.E, (2009). Effect of feeding yeast culture on reproduction and lameness in dairy cows under heat stress.. Animal reproduction science, 113:1-4, 11-21.
  • Cerri, R.L, Rutigliano, H., Chebel, R.C, Santos, J.E, (2009). Period of dominance of the ovulatory follicle influences embryo quality in lactating dairy cows.. Reproduction (Cambridge, England), 137:5, 813-23.
  • Cerri, R.L, Rutigliano, H., Lima, F.S, Araújo, D.B, Santos, J.E, (2009). Effect of source of supplemental selenium on uterine health and embryo quality in high-producing dairy cows.. Theriogenology, 71:7, 1127-37.
  • Cerri, R.L, Juchem, S.O, Chebel, R.C, Rutigliano, H., Bruno, R.G, Galvão, K.N, Thatcher, W.W, Santos, J.E, (2009). Effect of fat source differing in fatty acid profile on metabolic parameters, fertilization, and embryo quality in high-producing dairy cows.. Journal of dairy science, 92:4, 1520-31.
  • Santos, J.E, Rutigliano, H., Sá Filho, M.F, (2009). Risk factors for resumption of postpartum estrous cycles and embryonic survival in lactating dairy cows.. Animal reproduction science, 110:3-4, 207-21.
  • Cerri, R.L, Rutigliano, H., Bruno, R.G, Santos, J.E, (2009). Progesterone concentration, follicular development and induction of cyclicity in dairy cows receiving intravaginal progesterone inserts.. Animal reproduction science, 110:1-2, 56-70.
  • Rutigliano, H., Lima, F.S, Cerri, R.L, Greco, L.F, Vilela, J.M, Magalhães, V., Silvestre, F.T, Thatcher, W.W, Santos, J.E, (2008). Effects of method of presynchronization and source of selenium on uterine health and reproduction in dairy cows.. Journal of dairy science, 91:9, 3323-36.
  • Galvão, K.N, Santos, J.E, Cerri, R.L, Chebel, R.C, Rutigliano, H., Bruno, R.G, Bicalho, R.C, (2007). Evaluation of methods of resynchronization for insemination in cows of unknown pregnancy status.. Journal of dairy science, 90:9, 4240-52.
  • Chebel, R.C, Santos, J.E, Rutigliano, H., Cerri, R.L, (2007). Efficacy of an injection of dinoprost tromethamine when given subcutaneously on luteal regression in lactating Holstein cows.. Theriogenology, 67:3, 590-7.
  • Chebel, R.C, Santos, J.E, Cerri, R.L, Rutigliano, H., Bruno, R.G, (2006). Reproduction in dairy cows following progesterone insert presynchronization and resynchronization protocols.. Journal of dairy science, 89:11, 4205-19.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2020
VM 7521 - Foundations of Veterinary Neurology, Spring 2020
ADVS, VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2020
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2020
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2019
VM 7562 - Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2019
ADVS, VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2019
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2019
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2018
VM 7562 - Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2018
ADVS, VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2018
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2018
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2017
VM 7508 - Research Orientation, Fall 2017
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Spring 2017
VM 7562 - Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2017
VM 7521 - Fundamentals of Veterinary Neurology, Spring 2017
VM 7509 - Research Issues, Spring 2017
ADVS, VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2017
ADVS 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2017
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2017
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2016
VM 7562 - Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2016
VM 7521 - Foundations of Veterinary Neurology, Spring 2016
VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2016
ADVS, VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2016
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2015
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2015
VM 7508 - Research Orientation, Fall 2015
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Spring 2015
VM 7521 - Foundations of Veterinary Neurology , Spring 2015
VM 7534 - Veterinary Immunology, Spring 2015
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2015
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Fall 2014
VM 7500 - Animals, Society and the Veterinarian, Spring 2014
VM 7587 - Clinical Anesthesiology, Spring 2014
VM 7521 - Neuroscience , Spring 2014
VM 7597 - Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine, Spring 2014
VM 7520 - Veterinary Physiology II, Spring 2014

Graduate Students Mentored

Kira Morgado, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, August 2019
Ana Caroline Silva, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, June 2017
Misha Regouski, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, January 2016
Kelsy Leppo, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, July 2018 - August 2020