Department News and Updates! November 21, 2014


  • ANS annual Holiday Party, Friday Dec 12, new menu item, live band, fire pit and more! RSVP by Dec 3
  • Davis High School horse judging team is second in the nation: coached by Agricultural & Environmental Education major Miranda Forse
  • Juan Medrano – highlighted in Coffee Story and Podcast on the California Report (NPR)
  • Frank Mitloehner’s work highlighted in Beef
  • Ermias Kebreab reappointed to the ANR the Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Panel
  • Two Animal Science majors receive college awards: Maria Montoya awarded the Barbara O. Schneeman Aggie Ambassador Prize & Kathleen Furtado awarded the Nancy Raup Tibbitts scholarship


  • Lydia Garas, Jim Murray & Elizabeth Maga author “Genetically Engineered Livestock: Ethical Use for Food and Medical Models” in Annual Rev Animal Bioscience
  • Romina Sacchi, Alison Gardell, Nicole Chang & Dietmar Kültz author “Osmotic regulation and tissue localization of the myo-inositol biosynthesis pathway in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) larvae” in J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol


  • Juan Medrano participated as a member of the External Advisory Council of the CalPoly Center for Applications in Biotechnology (CAB)
  • Mary Delany gave invited talk entitled “Trojan Telomeres: Herpes virus-chicken host genome interactions impacting Marek's disease” for the Diversity in Telomere Dynamics conference sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust held in Dryman, Scotland
  • Bernie May visiting colleagues at the University of Stirling, Scotland
  • Horse barn program and students highlighted (front cover!) in CA&ES Outlook Magazine