YCA Fieldtrip - Imperial Valley, California

Department News and Updates: January 11, 2019


  • Sarah Klopatek, Emily Andreini and Sheyenne Augestein are recipients of the 2018-2019 California Cattlemen's Association scholarships. Congratulations!
  • Raven Barbera (Todgham Lab) is an ANS194H honored student for 2018-19!
  • The work of the Van Eenennaam Lab was featured on podcast "Flash Forward" and in article "Gene-edited farm animals are coming. Will we eat them?" in the Washington Post.


  • Anne Todgham and her field team of graduate and undergraduate students returned from their fieldwork in Antarctica at the end of December. Read more about their research in the Antarctic Sun!
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on "Gene Editing in Cattle: Recent developments and prospects" at the 2018 Efficient Dairy Genome Project Symposium in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and presented a two-day course to Angus Breeders on "The use of MateSel" in Kansas City, MO.
  • YCA Graduate Advisers Sarah Klopatek and Sheyenne Augestein along with YCA adviser Jim Oltjen led the first ever YCA field trip to Imperial Valley, CA.


  • Gabriela Pedroza, Annie King and Tom Famula published "Broccoli meal fed to laying hens increases nutri¬ents in eggs and deepens the yolk color" in UCANR California Agriculture.
  • Tina Horback published "Judgement bias testing in group-housed gestating sows" in Behavioral Processes.
  • Ermias Kebreab published "Partitioning the efficiency of utilization of amino acids in growing broilers: Multi¬ple linear regression and multivariate approaches" in PloS ONE.
  • Anne Todgham and co-authors published "Stressor interactions in freshwater habitats: Effects of cold water exposure and food limitation on early-life growth and upper thermal tolerance in white sturgeon" in Fresh¬water Biology.