Russ Hovey

Russ Hovey

Russ Hovey, Ph.D.

Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616, USA

Phone: +1 530-752-4970 (lab)
FAX: +1 530-752-0175


B.A.,Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons), The University of Queensland, Australia 1992.
Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand, 1997.


Our lab is interested in the molecular and endocrine regulation of mammary gland growth and function as it relates to processes ranging from normal development and lactation to abnormal states such as breast cancer. We are particularly interested in the function of the pituitary and ovarian hormones in these processes and how they interactively regulate both mammary epithelial and stromal cells. We use a variety of approaches from cell systems to whole animal models to study these processes and to resolve the mechanisms underlying across-species differences.

Prospective Students

Our lab is currently recruiting well-qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in the hormonal regulation of mammary development and breast cancer. Please drop me an email if you are interested.

Hovey Lab WebSite

Graduate Groups

Animal Biology
Integrative Genetics and Genomics
International Agricultural Development