Department News and Updates! February 3, 2017



  • Anne Todgham co-authored “The effect of temperature adaptation on the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in notothenioid fishes” in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The work is featured on the journal cover with a stunning photo of an emerald rockcod under the sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
  • Andrea Schreier co-authored "Status of White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) throughout the species range, threats to survival, and prognosis for the future" in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Ichthyology
  • Andrea Schreier awarded a grant from the Idaho Power Company to study genetic diversity and spontan


  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave two presentations at the National Beef Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting and Convention Cattlemen’s College in Nashville, TN: “Turning Loss Into Gain: Managing Genetic Risk to Improve Fertility”, and “Using genetics to select for healthier cattle”
  • Richard Blatchford presented “Health Concerns with Poultry Enrichment” for the American Association of Avian Pathologist's Animal Welfare Committee in Atlanta
  • Frank Mitloehner presented “Facts or Fiction on livestock and climate change” at the International Rendering Symposium held at International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta
  • Richard Blatchford presented “A survey of housing and physical condition of backyard flocks” at the International Poultry Scientific Forum in Atlanta and attended International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta