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Christine Bone

Position/Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
email: cbone@uoguelph.ca
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53336
Office: ANNU 208

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My research is a mix of basic and applied work in the field of biochemistry/molecular biology in relation to the meat quality issue in pigs known as boar taint. For my PhD. I studied the transport and uptake of boar taint compounds and identified a novel pathway regulating boar taint development. I am currently working with Dr. Jim Squires to develop targeted solutions for boar taint that can be applied on an individual basis to animals with a genetic predisposition for a favourable treatment outcome. This precision agriculture approach is the first to consider all sources of individual variability contributing to boar taint development and will hopefully eliminate the need for castration in the swine industry.

Academic History:

  • BSc. Agr. in Animal Science, University of Guelph (2012-2016)
  • PhD. in Swine Physiology and Molecular Biology, University of Guelph (2016-2021)

Featured Publications:

  • Bone, C., Squires, E.J. Nuclear Receptor Pathways Mediating the Development of Boar Taint, Metabolites 12 (2022) 785. doi:  https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo12090785
  • Bone, C., Squires, E.J. The Uptake and Deconjugation of Androstenone Sulfate in the Adipose Tissue of the Boar, Animals 11 (2021) 3158. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11113158
  • Bone, C., Squires, E.J. The binding of free and sulfated androstenone in the plasma of the boar, Animals. 11 (2021) 1464. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11051464
  • Bone, C., Anderson, C., Lou, Y., Squires, E.J. The characterization of androstenone transport in boar plasma, J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 185 (2019) 24-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2018.09.006
  • Squires, E.J., Bone, C., Cameron, J. Pork production with entire males: directions for control of boar taint, Animals. 10 (2020) 1665. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10091665

For a complete list of publications see my Google Scholar page.