Department News and Updates! April 6, 2017


  • Josh Hull promoted to Associate Adjunct Professor. Congratulations!
  • Allen Pettey selected to participate in the Wieman Summer Institute this summer; the institute develops skills and innovative ideas to contribute to undergraduate teaching programs
  • Tina Horback’s incoming PhD student, Kaleiah Schiller, received the McNair Scholars Graduate School Fellowship to her support her first year in the Animal Biology Graduate Group
  • DECISION DAY!  April 8


  • Daphne Gille, Joel Van Eenennaam, Tom Famula, Andrea Schrier co-authors of “Finishing diet, genetics, and other culture conditions affect ovarian adiposity and caviar yield in cultured white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)” in Aquaculture
  • Tom Famula co-author of “Beyond the MHC: A canine model of dermatomyositis shows a complex pattern of genetic risk involving novel loci” in PlosOne and “Application of a Bayesian ordinal animal model for the estimation of breeding values for the resistance to Monilinia fruticola (G.Winter) Honey in progenies of peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch]” in Breeding Science


  • Essam Abdelfattah attended at the 2017 National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting that held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco representing UC Davis Postdocs
  • Tina Horback gave a talk on the use of animal cognition research to assess swine welfare to the School of Vet Med's Behavior Medicine and Welfare Club's continuing education welfare series
  • Andrea Schreier’s student, Matt Thorstensen, gave a talk entitled "Genetic variation and number of breeders in the Bliss to CJ Strike reach of the Snake River" at the White Sturgeon Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Boise, Idaho
  • Alison Van Eenennaam and two other members of the USDA AFRI-funded BRD CAP (Curt Van Tassell, USDA ARS; Mark Enns, Colorado State University) participated in the Capitol Hill Agricultural Exhibition and Reception in Washington DC to showcase showcase examples of the value of USDA-supported Research, Education, and Extension
  • Russ Hovey, Cass Tucker, Peter Robinson out on research travel