Department News and Updates! April 29, 2016


  • Welcome Jenny Gunter to the Animal Science/Food Chain Cluster!  Jenny comes to us from the Primate Center & has been on campus for 12 years 


  • Dan Chase, Erin Flynn and Anne Todgham co-authored "Survival, growth and stress response of juvenile tidewater goby, Eucyclogobius newberryi, to interspecific competition for food" in Conservation Physiology
  • Angela Canovas, Alma Islas-Trejo and Juan Medrano, co-authors in  “Parallel responses of human epidermal keratinocytes to inorganic SbIII and AsIII” published in Environmental Chemistry
  • Cass Tucker has 2 papers in the top 10 papers listed by J of Dairy Sci on tail docking in cattle in response to the National Milk Producer Federation announcement that tail docking dairy cattle will be banned under its assurance scheme


  • Allen Petty & Anita Oberbauer helped judge the FFA State Competition in Fresno
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “What is the sustainable choice?” Food, Sustainability & Innovation Lecture Series, Genome Canada in Vancouver
  • Frank Mitloehner wrote a blog, which is now published in the UC Davis Blog site on Livestock and Climate change
  • Mandi Finger & Andrea Schreiergave invited presentations at the annual Interagency Ecological Program meeting entitled "Longfin Smelt Coastwide Population Genetics"   & "Variable Patterns of Population Structure Among White Sturgeon Spawning Drainages"
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “Four Legs, Two Legs, No Legs: What Does Science Tell Us About the Best Sources of Sustainable Protein?” at California Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Conference
  • Kelly Chanthavixay attended the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) BioSamples workshop held at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Cambridge, United Kingdom