Department News and Updates! January 10, 2014


  • WELCOME! New faculty member Anne Todgham
  • Dairy Herd Network article quotes Frank Mitloehner & he is presenting at the Jan 11 Beef Improvement & Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminar to be held in Gladys Valley Hall, SVM
  • Saturday “In it to Win It” Meat Goat Seminar Cole Facility
  • IMPORTANT: the campus is rebranding for consistency across campus. Each college and unit can have its own unit phrase (“tagline”). For example the Health System is One Choice & One Team. What should ANS’s tagline be? What should CAES’s tagline be? Suggestions welcome!
  • Undergrad Matthew Warren featured in a One World story at UC Davis thanking Annie King for her mentorship


  • Juan Medrano, Alison Van Eenennaam, Huaijun Zhou attending the Plant Animal Genome Conference in San Diego
  • Pablo Ross & Jim Murray attending the International Embryo Transfer Society Meeting in Reno
  • Jan Roser & Joel Viloria traveled to Kyungpook National University in South Korea to present information on the Quarter Horse breed


  • Molly Stephens received funding from the CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife for her “Little Kern Golden Trout Management Plan” proposal.
  • Dietmar Kueltz received NSF grant
  • Lisa Lit, Janelle Belanger, & Anita Oberbauer coauthors on “Differences in behavior and activity associated with a poly(a) expansion in the dopamine transporter in belgian Malinois” in PLoS One
  • Ernie Chang coauthor of “Molt regulation in green and red color morphs of the crab, Carcinux maenas: gene expression of molt-inhibiting hormone signaling components” in J Exp Biol
  • Greg Archer & Joy Mench author “Natural incubation patterns and the effects of exposing eggs to light at various times during incubation on post-hatch fear and stress responses in broiler (meat) chickens” in Applied Animal Behaviour Science
  • Ernie Chang coauthor of “Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling genes in decapod crustaceans: Cloning and tissue expression of mTOR, Akt, Rheb, and p70 S6 kinase in the green crab, Carcinus maenas, and blackback land crab, Gecarcinus lateralis” in Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol