Dan Aneshansley is a Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. He works on projects relating to the development of sensors and techniques to measure biological phenomena and the development of engineering models to study animal physiology. His work has cross-cutting impacts in dairy and produce farming, as well as in the exploration of biofuels crops.
Applications of Professor Aneshansley’s research are broad and have included sensing the production variables in dairy cows, studying the effects of contact voltages on livestock, development of non-destructive testing techniques to monitor the quality in fruit, and machine vision techniques to evaluate color patterns of Y-formed DNA.
Outreach and Extension Focus
Professor Aneshansley’s outreach efforts include evaluation and modification of planting and harvesting equipment and development of techniques to produce willow as a biomass crop.
Professor Aneshansley teaches students bioinstrumentation and the modeling of biological systems with engineering mathematics and models. His is currently teaching BEE 4500 Bioinstrumentation.
- Clark, R. T., Famoso, A. N., Zhao, K., Shaff, J., Craft, E., Bustamante, C. D., McCouch, S. R., Aneshansley, D. J., & Kochian, L. V. (2013). High-throughput 2D root system phenotyping platform facilitates genetic analysis of root growth and development. Plant, Cell and Environment. 36:454-466.
- Clark, R. T., MacCurdy, R. B., Jung, J. K., Shaff, J. K., McCouch, S. R., Aneshansley, D. J., & Kochian, L. V. (2011). Three-Dimensional Root Phenotyping with a Novel Imaging and Software Platform. Plant Physiology. 156:455-465.
- Eisner, T., Schroeder, F. C., Snyder, N., Grant, J. B., Aneshansley, D. J., Utterback, D., Meinwald, J., & Eisner, M. (2008). Defensive chemistry of lycid beetles and of mimetic cerambycid beetles that feed on them. Chemoecology. 18:109-119.
- Weng, X., Piermarinil, P. M., Yamahiro, A., Yu, M., Aneshansley, D. J., & Beyenbach, K. W. (2008). Gap junctions in Malpighian tubules of Aedes aegypti. Journal of Experimental Biology. 211:409-422.
- Eisner, T., Aneshansley, D. J., del Campo, M. L., Eisner, M., Frank, J. H., & Deyrup, M. (2006). Effect of bombardier beetle spary on a wolf spider: repellency and leg autotomy. Chemoecology. 16:185-189.
- Eisner, T., Eisner, M., & Aneshansley, D. J. (2005). Pre-ingestive treatment of bombardier beetles by jays: food preparation by "anting" and "sandwiping". Chemoecology. 15:227-233.
- Throop, J. A., Aneshansley, D. J., Anger, W. C., & Peterson, D. L. (2005). Quality evaluation of apples based on surface defects:development of an automated inspection system. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 36:281-290.
- Gorewit, R. C., & Aneshansley, D. J. (2002). Effects of Magnetic Fields On Interleukin 1 Production By Bovine Blood Monocytes. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances.
- Eisner, T., Yack, J., & Aneshansley, D. J. (2001). Acoustic Concomitants of the Defensive Discharges of a Primitive Bombardier Beetle (Metrius contractus). Chemoecology. 11:221-223.
- Throop, J. A., Aneshansley, D. J., Upchurch, B. L., & Anger, B. (2001). Apple Orientation on Two Conveyors: Performance and Predictability based on Shape Characteristics of Apples. Transactions of the ASAE. 44:99-109.