Alice Mathews

Alice Mathews
  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student

Major Professor: Russ Hovey

Home department: Animal Science


  • Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress
  • M.S. West Virginia University
  • B.S. Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Research interests

The relationship between dopamine, prolactin, and lactation in swine. Specifically, the effects of different dopamine antagonists on circulating prolactin, mammary gland development, milk production, and piglet growth performance.


 A.T. Mathews, O.A. Famodu, M.D. Olfert, P.J. Murray, C.F. Cuff, M.T. Downes, N.J. Haughey, S.E. Colby, P.D. Chantler, I.M. Olfert, and J.W. McFadden. 2017. Efficacy of nutritional interventions to lower circulating ceramides in young adults: FRUVEDomic pilot study. Physiol. Rep. 5: e13329.

A.T. Mathews, J.E. Rico, N.T. Sprenkle, A.L. Lock, and J.W. McFadden. 2016. Increasing palmitic acid intake enhances milk production and prevents glucose-stimulated NEFA disappearance without modifying systemic glucose tolerance in mid-lactation dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 1-15.

J.E. Rico, S.S. Samii, A.T. Mathews, J. Lovett, N.J. Haughey, and J.W. McFadden. 2017. Temporal changes in sphingolipids and systemic insulin sensitivity during the transition from gestation to lactation. PLoS ONE 12: e0176787.

J.E. Rico, A.T. Mathews, J. Lovett, N.J. Haughey, and J.W. McFadden. 2016. Palmitic acid feeding increases ceramide supply in association with increased milk yield, circulating nonesterified fatty acids, and adipose tissue responsiveness to a glucose challenge. J. Dairy Sci. 99: 1-14.