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Department News and Updates: February 14 2020


  • Juan Medrano was featured on “CBS This Morning“ on 2/1/20 speaking about “Sequencing the Coffee Genome”. The link is found here: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/why-chemical-engineers-are-now-studying-coffee/
  • The Dairy Cattle Breeding Simulation Program, DCBSP, developed by Juan Medrano, Abbas Ahmadi and others, has been used by universities nationally and internationally. Two new European universities, Catholic University of  Leuven, Belgium, and University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, has signed up to use our word-famous online simulation system in their cattle breeding courses, this winter.
  • GVL technician and soon to be PhD student Grace Auringer was awarded a travel award from the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society to attend their annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, to present on her native lamprey genomics research.



  • Ed DePeters presented on his almond hull feeding trial work with Jed Asmuna and Jennifer Heguy, at the World Ag Expo.
  • Deanne Meyer attended World Ag Expo with UCD Alums and a future Aggie. (See picture below)
  • Dan Sehnert attended the 2020 National Cattlemen's Beef Association Annual Convention and Cattlemen's College held in San Antonio, TX Feb. 4th - 7th.