Department News and Updates: April 5, 2019

The Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! visited the Horse Barn to help get the yearlings ready for the sights and sounds of the 2019 Picnic Day Parade -

NEWS & EVENTS

  •  Sarah Klopatek was selected as a 2019-2020 Professors for the Future fellow. Congratulations!
  •  Maci Mueller won Third place in The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) Conference photo competition with her photo entitled “Editing”.
  •  Students, staff and faculty will participate in Decision Day 2019 events this weekend. Animals from the Horse Barn, Sheep Unit and Goat Facility will also be there to represent the department 

RESEARCH

  •  Mandi Finger and Alyssa Benjamin published “Role of freshwater floodplain-tidal slough complex in the persistence of the endangered delta smelt” in PLOS ONE.
  •  Josie Trott published “Plasma metabolites and lipids associate with kidney function and kidney volume in hypertensive ADPKD patients early in the disease course” in BMC Nephrology.
  •  Russ Hovey and Alice Mathews published “Using domperidone to induce and sustain hyperprolactinemia in late-pregnant gilts” in Domestic Animal Endocrinology. 

OUTREACH & TRAVEL

  •  Kelli Davis gave a tour of the Horse Barn and explained the department’s equine teaching, research and outreach program at the 2019 UCD Entomology Reunion.
  •  Richard Blatchford, Maja Makagon, and Allison Pullin (Makagon lab) were invited to speak at the University of Bristol (UK) on their work with keel bone damage and sensor technology.
  •  Richard Blatchford was invited, as part of a select group of academics, NGO's and producers from the US and Canada, to participate in the European Layer Training Initiative, that will tour cage-free production in The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  •  Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on “Genome editing approaches to augmenting livestock breeding programs” at the Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) symposium on ‘Genome editing for comparative physiology’ in Italy; on “Gene Editing in Food Animals: Prospects and Policy” at French Academy of Agriculture, Paris and the “Gene Editing in Cattle: Recent developments and prospects” Invited Lecture, INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) in France; and gave two presentations: “Risk Assessment vs. Precautionary Principle, Putting Hazard and Perception in their Proper Place for GE Organism Assessments” &  “Enabling Innovation in Agricultural Breeding Programs: Promises and Prospects” at The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) Conference in Spain. 
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