Department News and Updates! December 22, 2017



  • Alison Van Eenennaam has been elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Chair-Elect of the Section on Agriculture, Food & Renewable Resources. Congratulations Alison!
  • Deanne Meyer has been appointed Master Advisor of the Agriculture and Environmental Education major. Congratulations Deanne!


  • Joel Van Eenennaam and Serge Doroshov co-author “Effect of dietary fat on adipocyte size in farmed age-2 white sturgeon” in Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • Marcela Vilarino and Pablo J. Ross co-author “CRISPR/Cas9 microinjection in oocytes disables pancreas development in sheep” in Scientific Reports.


  • Frank Mitloehner was presenter at the National Academies FFAR animal ag sustainability meeting in Washington DC, and also online presenter at the PDPW Dairy Conference in Madison, WI.
  • Amy McLean spoke at the Animal for Asia Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on “Mule behavior: a reflection of human handling techniques”. While there, Amy visited the veterinary team of Animal Nepal.
  • The Fall 2017 Commencement ceremony was held on Saturday, December 16th. Congratulations graduates!