Emperor penguins on one of the sea ice roads Dr. Todgham’s team uses to get to field sites in McMurdo Sound

Department News and Updates: November 11, 2018


  • New rankings from U.S. News & World Report place UC Davis 1st in the nation in animal science!
  • Anne Todgham and her research team are down at McMurdo Station with the US Antarctic Program this fall. This NSF-funded project is hoping to better understand the biochemical and physiological capacity of early life stages of fishes to cope with multiple co-occuring stressors predicted by climate change, ocean warming and CO2-acidification. 


  • Lydia Garas, Elizabeth Maga and Jim Murray published “Lysozyme-rich milk mitigates effects of malnutri-tion in a pig model of malnutrition and infection” in the British Journal of Nutrition.


  • Cassandra Tucker and graduate student Alycia Drwencke led a discussion about the dairy industry and dairy cattle welfare to a group of retirees through the Osher Life-Long Learning program.
  • Student Teachers in the Ag Ed Credential program recently attended the national FFA Convention in Indi-anapolis, IN.
  • Deanne Meyer and Christine Miller attended the American Society of Agronomy meeting in Baltimore, MD. Christine won 1st place for her Graduate Student Oral presentation, “Optimizing Accuracy of Nutrient Man-agement Measurements to Protect Water Resources”.
  • Don Harper, Jim Oltjen and Caleb Sehnert attended the Yolo County Cattlemen Association’s Fall Dinner in Zamora, CA.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on “Innovation in Agricultural Science” at the Gowan Company Annual meeting in Yuma, AZ, on “The Truth About GMOs” to DairyWest in Boise, ID and on “What’s new in beef cattle genetics?” at the University of California Cooperative Extension meeting in Santa Barbara and Ven-tura Counties in Santa Maria and Santa Paula, CA.