Department News and Updates! August 8, 2014


  • Welcome Mike Mienaltowski, new faculty member in department; he will be in office 2211
  • Alberto Davalos, star ANS undergrad alum, featured on the UC Davis website:


  • Juan Medrano co-author of “Genomic variation and population structure detected by single nucleotide polymorphism arrays in Corriedale, Merino and Creole sheep” in Genetics and Molecular Biology Journal
  • Anita Oberbauer author of “The influence of growth hormone on bone and adipose programming” in Adv Exp Med Biol
  • Seunghyung Lee, Yichuan Wang, Silas Hung, Anders Strathe , & Jim Fadel co-authors of “Development of optimum feeding rate model for white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)” in Aquaculture


  • Jan Roser instructor for University Extension equine packing class (
  • David Bunn attended the USAID Workshop in Kansas City to discuss key research needs related to livestock and poultry production for smallholder production and households in rural areas of developing countries.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam & Amy Young co-organized “Bovine Respiratory Disease Symposium (BRDS) 2014: New Approaches to Bovine Respiratory Disease Prevention, Management and Diagnosis, held in Denver, CO. Over 300 people registered for the conference. Van Eenennaam gave a presentation “Results of the BRD CAP project: Progress towards identifying genetic markers associated with BRD susceptibility
  • David Bunn spoke on a panel on Capitol Hill, in a US Senate Committee Room, on the importance of livestock and chickens for the rural poor of developing countries