Dr. Liesel Schneider

Assistant Professor


ANSC571 - Design and Analysis of Biological Research



2506 River Drive
232 Brehm Animal Science Building
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Phone: (865) 974-2887
Fax: (865) 974-7297
email: lschneider@utk.edu


Ph.D. (Veterinary Medical Research)- Mississippi State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, MS, 2017
B.S. (Animal and Dairy Sciences)- Mississippi State University, 2013

Appointment: 80% research(40% independent, 40% statistical consulting-collaborative research) | 20% teaching  


Professional Interest: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

My research interests broadly focus on livestock health epidemiology. More specifically I am leading or involved in projects pertaining to early detection of respiratory disease in beef cattle, pre-harvest food safety, and applied statistical methods. Much of my previous work has been centered around describing the ecology and epidemiology of enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) in beef cattle populations. EHEC are important human foodborne pathogens with a bovine reservoir. Similarly, understanding epidemiology of foodborne pathogens in reservoir livestock populations can improve our ability to implement pre-harvest control measures.

Bovine respiratory disease is the leading cause of illness and death in cattle of all types. As we strive to produce animal protein sources for an expanding global population, efforts to reduce illness and death while reducing the use of medically important antimicrobials is imperative. Early detection of disease in calves is one way we may be able to reduce illness in the population, subsequent mortality, and general calf well-being.

Finally, I provide statistical support to faculty and graduate students across UTIA as a portion of my split appointment. For information regarding my consulting availability, please use the link here https://lschneiderutk.youcanbook.me/.  

Selected Publications

  • Clemmons BA, Martino C, Schneider LG, Lefler J, Embree MM, Myer PR. 2019. Temporal stability of the ruminal bacterial communities in beef steers. Scientific Reports 9:9522. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45995-2

  • Solo KM, Collins SB, Schneider LG, Hajimorad MR, Hale FA, Wilkerson JB, Windham AS, Windham MT. 2019. Evaluation of floral cuts on eriophyid mite retention on Knock Out and multiflora rose cuttings. Plant Health Progress 0 0:0, 83-87. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-12-18-0080-RS

  • Singh S, Savoy HJ, Yin X, Schneider LG, Jagadamma S. 2019. Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizer Rate Verification for a Corn–Wheat–Soybean Rotation System in Tennessee. Agron. J. 0. doi:10.2134/agronj2018.12.0749

  • Myer PR, Clemmons BA, Schneider LG, & Ault,TB. 2019. Microbiomes in ruminant protein production and food security. CAB Reviews, 14(008), 1-11.

  • Melchior EA, Mulliniks JT, Smith JK, Bates GE, Schneider LG, McFarlane ZD, Flythe MD, Klotz JL, Goodman JP, Ji H, Myer P. 2018. Effects of red clover isoflavones on tall fescue seed fermentation and microbial populations in vitro. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0201866. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201866

  • Wang M, Schneider LG, Hubbard KJ, Grotelueschen DM, Daly RF, Stokka GS, Smith DR. Beef producer survey of the cost to prevent and treat bovine respiratory disease in preweaned calves. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 253(5):617-623. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.253.5.617

  • Schneider LG, Stromberg ZR, Lewis GL, Moxley RA, Smith DR. Cross-sectional study to estimate the prevalence of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli on hides of market beef cows at harvest. Zoonoses Public Health. 2018; 65: 625–636 https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12468

  • Schneider LG, Klopfenstein TJ, Stromberg ZR, Lewis GL, Erickson GE, Moxley RA, Smith DR. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of dietary fibre from distillers grains on enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli detection from the rectoanal mucosa and hides of feedlot steers. Zoonoses Public Health. 2018; 65(1):124-133.  https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12379

  • Stromberg ZR, Lewis GL, Schneider LG, Erickson GE, Patel IR, Smith DR, Moxley RA. Culture-based quantification with molecular characterization of non-O157 and O157 enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli isolates from rectoanal mucosal swabs of feedlot cattle. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2018; 15(1):26-32. https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2017.2326

  • Ferguson L, Olivier AK, Genova S, Epperson WB, Smith DR, Schneider LG, Barton K, McCuan K, Webby RJ, Wan X-F. Pathogenesis of influenza D virus in cattle. 2016. J Virol. 90:5636-5642. doi:10.1128/JVI.03122-15.

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