Department News and Updates! July 11, 2013


  • Clayton Neumeier quoted in ASAS Animal Frontiers:
  • UC ANS Goats make a name at the National American Dairy Goat Association Show: National Toggenburg winner, Sire of winning Saanen kids
  • Joyce Fernandez accepts SAO position with Bio Sciences. Congratulations & Best Wishes!
  • Thanks to ALL who helped with transfer advising (96 students!): Kathryn Jackson & Emma Martinez, Sydney Westbrook, Ed DePeters, Jim Fadel, Tom Famula, Russ Hovey, Anita Oberbauer, & Cassandra Tucker
  • Alison Van Eenennaam & Lab wins ASAS video competition with “Gene Shop” entry. Second year in row Van E lab wins!


  • Jennifer Brennan & Jim Millam coauthor “2,3-cis-2R,3R-(-)-epiafzelechin-3-O-p-coumarate, a novel flavan-3-ol isolated from Fallopia convolvulus seed, is an estrogen receptor agonist in human cell lines” in BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine 13:133. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-13-133
  • Mike Miller coauthor of “Evaluating adaptive divergence between migratory and non-migratory ecotypes of a salmonid fish, Oncorhynchus mykiss” in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.006817


  • Alison Van Eenennaam, Kristina Weber, Richard Zinn, Ermias Kebreab, Jim Oltjen, Roberto Sainz attending the Joint ASAS/ADSA meeting in Indianapolis..More info next week!
  • Francine Bradley busy offering Game Fowl Health Assurance Refresher and/or training courses in Santa Maria, American Canyon (two), Lodi, Tulare, & Hesperia
  • Jennie Hughes received a a Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund  award to present at the Society for the Study of Reproduction annual meeting in Montreal
  • Cole B hosted twenty 12-year-old girls from Tech Trek Science Camp on a tour the Small Animal Colony; they learned about mouse husbandry & handling, much of which was done by flashlight after a circuit breaker blew plunging the animal room into darkness.