Department News and Updates! January 4, 2013


  • Welcome: Patrick Schiller new ANS Dairy employee
  • Dr. Neil Huefner is a new postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Huaijun Zhou’s group
  • Aggie Classic LAMB sale 11 am Sunday Jan 6 at Sheep Barn
  • Sunday Jan 6 at Cole A “In it to Win It” Goat Showmanship Clinic


  • Elizabeth Maga’s transgenic goat work covered on Sacramento NPR
  • Serge Doroshov featured in Sac Bee for his work on sturgeon & caviar


  • Huaijun Zhou, Pablo Ross, Juan Medrano, Alison L. Van Eenennaam awarded UC Davis Genome Center pilot grant:“Genome wide identification and annotation of functional regulatory regions in livestock species”
  • Ermias Kebreab coauthors “Animal production for efficient phosphate utilization: from optimized feed to high efficiency livestock” in Current Opinions in Biotechnology 23:872-877.
  • Huaijun Zhou coauthors “Nuclear Factor kappa B is central to Marek's disease herpesvirus induced neoplastic transformation of CD30 expressing lymphocytes in-vivo”. BMC Syst Biol. 6:123.
  • Ermias Kebreab coauthor of “Bayesian simultaneous equation models for the analysis of energy intake and partitioning in growing pigs.” J. Agric. Sci. 150:764-774.
  • Frank Mitloehner awarded a large grant from California Energy Commission to investigate dairy digester technology