Department News and Updates! October 14, 2016


  • Science Friday features UC Davis and Alison Van Eenennaam
  • Dr. Rosanne Taylor, Dr. Jacqui Norris & Chris Lawrance from the University of Sydney presented at a Study Abroad Information Session for undergraduate students in the department; their School of Veterinary Medicine admissions staff is interested in recruitment of UC Davis students to the veterinary medicine program
  • Richard Blatchford, Joy Mench, Maja Makagon, & Tina Horback hosted Christine Nicol's laying hen welfare group from Bristol University, UK to foster collaboration in research


  • Joel Van Eenennaam and Frank Chapman (alumni) author: “Technically Speaking, What is Caviar?”. University of Florida Extension Publication FA194
  • Richard Zinn coauthor of “Influence of protein nutrition and virginiamycin supplementation on feedlot growth performance and digestive function of calf-fed Holstein steers” AND “Feeding value of supplemental Jatropha curcas crude oil in finishing diets for feedlot lambs” AND “Evaluation of isoquinoline alkaloid supplementation levels on ruminal fermentation, characteristics of digestion, and microbial protein synthesis in steers fed a high-energy diet” all in J. Anim. Sci


  • Yanhong Liu gave an invited talk on “Immune response to phytonutrients in pigs-antioxidant response” at the VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Nutrición Animal (CLANA) held in Cancun, Mexico
  • Huaijun Zhou presented a keynote talk on FAANG Initiative: Functional Annotation of Regulatory Elements in Livestock at Australasian Genome Technologies Association Conference and 8th Annual New Zealand Next Generation Sequencing Conference held in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Richard Blatchford & Matthias Hess gave lightning talks to the CA&ES Dean’s Advisory Council
  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave two presentations at the XVI Latin American Genetics Congress, Montevideo, Uruguay on “The synergistic use of molecular markers, biotechnology, genomic selection and advanced reproductive technologies in livestock breeding programs” and “Using genome editing to introgress desirable intragenic and intergenic alleles to accelerate the rate of genetic gain in meat animal breeding programs”
  • Frank Mitloehner participated in the RoundTable Dinner hosted by the Innovation Center for the US Dairy
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “Genome Editing: What’s all the fuss?” to the NBCEC Brown Bagger Series, Internet videoconference AND “Genome Editing” to National Association of Animal Breeders in Green Bay, WI
  • Josh Hull gave the keynote talk, "Thirty Years of Raptor Banding at the Golden Gate," at the Western Bird Banding Association Meeting Annual Meeting in Point Reyes
  • Kirk Klasing presented an invited talk on “Relationship between immunity and nutrition in poultry” at the VII Congreso Latinoamericano de Nutrición Animal (CLANA) held in Cancun, Mexico