Department News and Updates! May 3, 2013


  • ANS Gateways featured at
  • Matthew Warren ANS undergrad participated in Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference with work on birds & immunology under mentorship of Kirk Klasing; Matthew was featured at
  • Previous ANS undergrad, Michelle Sanborn, is publicity chair of School of Vet Med FARM club.  See ANS facebook page for latest merchandise
  • Alison Van Eenennaam quoted in “Will genetically engineered food feed a hungry world” in the May 1 issue of BEEF
  • May 11 Field Trip to Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center.  Lunch included. RSVP to Dan Sehnert by 5/8! 
  • Action Jackson sired mules finished 1st, 2nd, & 4th at the Red Bluff Round Up race.


  • Gina Alvino, Cass Tucker, Greg Archer & Joy Mench author “Astroturf as a dustbathing substrate for laying hens” in Applied Behaviour Science
  • Kristan Reed & Ermias Kebreab received funding from Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. for work on ‘Modeling nitrogen utilization in dairy cattle’
  • Jason Abernathy & Huaijun Zhou coauthors on “Deletions in the pyruvate pathway of Salmonella Typhimurium alter SPI1-mediated gene expression and infectivity” in J Anim Sci Biotech
  • Susie Huang, Anders Strathe, Jim Fadel & Silas Hung coauthor “The interactive effects of seleno-methionine and methylmercury on their absorption, disposition, and elimination in juvenile white sturgeon” in Aquatic Toxicology
  • Johnson ML, Lin P, Liu TY, Hung SS.


  • Frank Mitloehner spoke on “"Impacts of food production on natural resources and environment" at the prestigious Council of Science Society Presidents meeting in Washington DC.
  • Department of Animal Science highlighted in the Davis Enterprise Thanks to ALL who made ANS shine again!
  • Frank Mitloehner appointed to National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine’s commission on 'Food for Healthy People and Food for a Healthy Planet'
  • Jan Carlson toured visitors to the goat facility
  • Doug Gisi presented to Plant Science 150 course on nitrogen balance at the dairy
  • Dan Sehnert toured Luanne Lawrence, UC Davis’s Associate Chancellor for Strategic Communications, & Ann Filmer, CAES Director of Communications, through the ANS animal facilities
  • Alison Van Eenennaam featured in American Association of University Women Davis panel that discussed science careers in STEM fields
  • Fabulous Picnic Day photos can be seen at