Department News and Updates! April 1, 2016


  • Starbucks opening a coffee kiosk in Lot 47 to the west of Meyer Hall!!!
  • Decision Day TOMORROW April 2. Please let Emma Martinez know if you can help out
  • UC Davis Draft Horse Club featured in college news
  • New Dept website! Please review
  • Frank Mitloehner contributes to The Meat Institute Statement on climate change
  • Alison Van Eenennaam interviewed on Bloomberg Radio
  • James Moller has accepted a position at Bar ALE Feeds—we are sincerely grateful for all he has done here in ANS. We wish him all the best in his new position & will miss him
  • Pablo Ross received the 2016 International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) Young Investigator Award
  • No Starbucks….April Fools


  • Jim Murray & Elizabeth Maga author “A new paradigm for regulating genetically engineered animals that are used for food” in PNAS
  • Ermias Kebreab co-author of “Casein infusion rate influences feed intake differently depending on metabolizable protein balance in dairy cows: A multilevel meta-analysis” in J Dairy Sci


  • Huaijun Zhou visited Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at University of Florida last week and discussed potential collaboration with Program Director Dr. Adegbola Adesogan and faculty. He was also invited to attend a dinner reception by President Kent Fuchs.
  • Richard Blatchford co-authored a popular press article with Myrna Cadena (ANS alum, 2014) on Food Safety Facts: Egg Collection Dos and Don'ts in Chickens Magazine (May/ June 2016, p.16-22
  • Alison Van Eenennaam spoke on “Communicating Science in a Networked World” to Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Pacific Southwest Area Meeting, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo
  • Alyssa Benjamin, Andrea Schreier, Matt Thorstensen, & Mandi Finger attended the WDAFS meeting in Reno. Matt presented a poster on sturgeon, Mandi presented on genomics of Lahontan and Paiute cutthroat trout, & Alyssa spoke about conservation genetics of arroyo chub; Alyssa received a young professionals travel award
  • Amy Young, Alison Van Eenennaam, Anita Oberbauer, & Juan Medrano participated in a sheep improvement meeting held at the Davis campus
  • Jim Murray & Alison Van Eenennaam gave public comments at meeting on Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology
  • Frank Mitloehner presented “Sustainable Intensification: How to produce more animal protein without depleting natural resources” to the 21st Century All Livestock Clubs Meeting in Arizona