Alison L. Van Eenennaam

Alison L. Van Eenennaam, Ph.D.
Cooperative Extension Specialist:
Animal Genomics and Biotechnology


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

Phone: +1 530-752-7942 
Mobile: +1 530-902-0875
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
Email: alvaneenennaam@ucdavis.edu 

Animal Biotechnology Web Site:
http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/animalbiotech/

Twitter: @biobeef    
Blog: http://biobeef.faculty.ucdavis.edu


Education

B.S., Hons.),Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
M.S., Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, 1990
Ph.D., Genetics, University of California, Davis, CA, 1997

Research Interest

The mission of the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program is to provide research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems." The research focus of my lab is the use of DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production and agricultural systems.

Awards

  • 2016 BIO 2016 Future Maker Award
  • 2016 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Continuing Service Award
  • 2014 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Borlaug Communication Award
  • 2014 American Society of Animal Science Extension Award
  • 2013 American Association of Animal Science (ASAS) Video Competition Winner for 5 minute You Tube video “Gene Shop” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPQ8MPDFV64)
  • 2013 Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Honorable mention for video “Were those the days my friend?”
  • 2012 American Association of Animal Science (ASAS) Video Competition Winner for 5 minute video “Were those the days my friend?” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B-CH-NCdiY)
  • 2010 American Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), 2010 National Award for Excellence in Extension
  • 2010 American Society of Animal Science, Western Section Extension Award
  • 2010 Association for Communication Excellence (ACE) Bronze Award for “Animal Biotechnology” Educational Video Production
  • 2009 University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) “Outstanding New Professional Distinguished Service Award 2009”
  • 2009 University of California, Davis “2009 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research”
  • 2009 The Communicator “Award of Distinction” for “Animal Biotechnology” video production (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCIvAuwaf-o)
  • 2005 The Communicator “Award of Distinction” for “Genetic Engineering in California Agriculture” video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzh5TVXaAr4)

Current projects

See my laboratory page:
http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/animalbiotech/My_Laboratory/Projects/index.htm

Graduate Groups

Animal Biology
Integrative Genetics and Genomics