Department News and Updates! March 23, 2012


  • Kristina Weber awarded the Baker Award from Beef Improvement Federation—a first for UC Davis
  • John Eadie wins the National Blue-winged Teal award from the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Committee
  • Elizabeth Robb & Tom O’Hare, grad students in Mary Delany lab engaged
  • John Eadie receives prestigious Ducks Unlimited Research/Technical 2012 Wetland Conservation Achievement Award
  • Qian Wang ABG grad student in Frank Mitloehner’s lab,  won 1st price in the North American Alltech research competition


  • Cass Tucker gave an invited talk to the Western College of Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Alison Van Eenennaam genomics video for Beef Magazine
  • Mary Delany on NIFA review team at VA Tech for Dept Animal and Poultry Sciences
  • Tuan Poy, faculty member in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University Putra Malaysia hosted in Frank Mitloehner’s lab for 9 months


  • Louis Moraes, Peter Robinson, & Jim Fadel coauthor “A linear programming model to optimize diets in environmental policy scenarios” in J Dairy Science, Mar 2012—highlighted article
  • Anita Oberbauer coauthor on “Identification of a novel idiopathic epilepsy locus in Belgian Shepherd dogs” PLoS ONE Mar 2012
  • Jim Fadel coauthor of “Comparison of acrylamide intake from western and guideline based diets using probabilistic techniques and linear programming” in Food and Chemical Toxicology Mar 2012