Department News and Updates! December 9, 2011


  • HOLIDAY GALA Dec 16!  Join in the festivities—fabulous food, prizes, & fun; RSVP!
  • Order your standing rib roast from the Meat Lab
  • ANS Sweatshirts are in; thanks to Estefany Villaseñor for coordinating! 
  • Watch for emails on office holiday closures


  • Alison Van Eenennaam interviewed for NPR’s Science Friday regarding genetically modified salmon: 12/9 noon PST
  • Frank Mitloehner spoke at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
  • Alison Van Eenennaam key speaker on Beef Industry Tour in Oregon
  • Frank Mitloehner spoke to the UCD campus safety and health all-staff meeting on “Clearing the Air about Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change and Air Pollution”
  • Ermias Kebreab met with the Embrapa chiefs in Brasilia, Brazil


  • Bernie May & former ANS students & visiting Thai scholar, Srijanya Sukmanomon  coauthor “Genetic changes, intra- and inter-specific introgression in farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Thailand” in Aquaculture
  • Ermias Kebreab presented at Universidad Catolica de Temuco (Chile) 
  • Gonzalo Rincon, Alma Islas-Trejo & Juan Medrano coauthor “Polymorphisms in genes in the SCD/SREBP1 signaling pathway are associated with milk fatty acid composition in Holstein cattle.” J. Dairy Research. Nov 25:1-10 
  • Ermias Kebreab & Frank Mitloehner submitted a National Pork Board grant
  • Gonzalvo Rincon, Kristina Weber, Alison Van Eenennaam, & Juan Medrano coauthor “Performance of bovine high density genotyping platforms in Holsteins and Jerseys.”  J. Dairy Science 94:6116.
  • Elizabeth Robb awarded Neal A. Jorgenson Genome Travel Award to attend PAG