Department News and Updates! April 19, 2013


  • PICNIC DAY—TOMORROW. Stop by all the ANS displays!
  • Updated Interdisciplinary Graduate & Professional Student Symposium Award: Rachel Kurzbard recognized also received top award for oral presentation. Congratulations Rachel!


  • Roberta Franco & Frank Mitloehner coauthor of “Bacterial population dynamics during the ensiling of Medicago sativa (alfalfa) and subsequent exposure to air” in J Applied Microbiology Mar 2013
  • Juan Medrano coauthor of “Growth Response and Expression of Muscle Growth–Related Candidate Genes in Adult Zebrafish Fed Plant and Fishmeal Protein–Based Diets” in Zebrafish


  • Alison Van Eenennaam panelist on Federation of Animal Science Societies’ webinar focused on “Does the scientific literature suggest the need for mandatory process-based labeling of GE food?” Apr 25 (register at
  • Roberto Sainz at Global agriculture, food and land use conference in Britain
  • Elizabeth Maga in Brazil on research collaboration