Department News and Updates! August 11, 2011


  • Dr. A. Wade Brant, retired poultry meat and egg quality CE Specialist  par excellence passed away
  • Jan Roser coordinated National Geographic documentary filming in the Department on mule fertility at the


  • Cass Tucker, Jennifer Chen, Eranda Rajapaksha, & Gina Alvino attended and presented at International Society for Applied Ethology meeting in Indianapolis. Jennifer Chen won best graduate student poster for her study with Cass Tucker and a NZ  AgResearch collaborator.
  • Elizabeth Maga spoke at the Transgenic Animal Research  Conference in Tahoe & is traveling to Brazil to present at the Brazilian Embryo Technology Society annual meeting
  • Russ Hovey and Lucila Aimo presented at the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program, Era of Hope Meeting, Orlando, FL 


  • Alison Van Eenennaam co-author of “Transgenic Salmon: a final leap to the grocery shelf” Nature Biotechnology 29: 706
  • Russ Hovey coauthor of “Atrazine and breast cancer: A framework assessment of the toxicological and epidemiological evidence.” in Toxicol Sci, Jul 2011 issue
  • Caitlin Cooper, Lydia Garas Klobus, Lizzie McInnis, Adilla Mohammad Fauzi, Merritt Clark, Margaret Buell: students who attended and presented posters at the Transgenic Animal Research Conference VIII at Tahoe
  • Adele  Thompson, Jim Fadel, & Bob Sainz author “Meta-analysis to predict sweating and respiration rates for Bos indicus, Bos taurus, and their crossbreds.” in J. Anim Sci, Aug 5 issue


  • Frank Mitloehner spoke at the Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, University of Guelph conference and at the Southern Plains Beef Symposium in Oklahoma 
  • Asia Foundation thanks department for donating texts & informational materials to Books for Asia
  • Kim Stackhouse, PhD student Mitloehner lab, authored article on California climate change research in Calif. Cattleman’s magazine