Congratulations Kwangwook Kim!

Department News and Updates: March 6, 2020


  • Prof. Anne Todgham and her research team have spent the last many years conducting research down at McMurdo Station as part of the US Antarctic Program examining the sensitivity of Antarctic fishes to climate change. Their work was featured on the BBC World News nightly newscast. If you are interested you can check out the piece here:
  • Ag Field Day is this weekend. There will be close to 4,000 4-H and FFA high schoolers from  California and Nevada on campus Friday and Saturday, competing in livestock judging, veterinary science, milk quality, computer applications and more. More about this and some photos, in next weeks edition.



  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on Genome Editing at the 2020 ADSA-ASAS Midwest Annual Meeting. in    Omaha, NE; on Alternative Meats and Alternative Statistics at the Golden State Dairy Management Conference in Modesto; and attended a two-day “US-UK Scientific Forum on Sustainable Agriculture” at the National  Academies’ of Science Keck Center in Washington, DC. 
  • Dr. Matthias Hess met with Anja Karliczek, the Federal Minister of Education and Research of Germany.
  • Yanhong Liu’s group attended the ASAS Midwest meeting (Omaha, NE, March 2nd to 4th, 2020) to present their research on Alternatives to Antibiotics! Liu’s PhD student, Kwangwook Kim, was awarded as 2020  Midwest Animal Science Young Scholar, which is one of the most prestigious ASAS-ADSA awards provided to students and early career scientists. 
  • Amy Mclean was invited to give a lecture on “Issues and Management of Wild Donkeys” this week on 3/3 at Sacramento State University for the Weekly Colloquium for Environmental Studies, Geology and USGS.