Anita M. Oberbauer

Anita M. Oberbauer
Anita M. Oberbauer, Ph.D.

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-752-1252
FAX: +1 530-752-0175


B.S., Zoology, University of California, Davis, CA , 1980. 
Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1985.

Research Interest

My research program has two areas of emphasis: a) growth and development focusing on the skeleton in driving the relationship between skeletal size and body composition and  b) the genetic basis for health disorders and other traits in dogs. Click here for more details.

Professinal Activities

  • Chair, Animal Science Departmet, 2009 - June 2017
  • Associate Dean for Agricultural Sciences, July 2017 - Present

Lab Website

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Graduate Groups

Integrative Genetics and Genomics
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Animal Biology
Forensic Science Graduate program