Department News and Updates! August 5, 2016


  • Holland Dougherty received a JBF National Scholars West award. Congratulations!
  • Matthias Hess awarded a Hellman fellowship that offers financial encouragement for the research of promising assistant professors who exhibit potential for great distinction in their research—  Congratulations!


  • Ermias Kebreab awarded a California Dairy Research Foundation Environmental project entitled “Impact of California Dairy Industry Over 50 Years”
  • Josie Trott, Grace Berryhill & Russ Hovey co-author "Inhibiting tryptophan metabolism enhances interferon therapy in kidney cancer" in Oncotarget  


  • Alison Van Eenennaam gave two presentations “Navigating the world of genetic testing”  & “New developments in selection for replacement heifers, disease resistance and other economically relevant traits” at the 2016 Texas Beef Cattle Short Course held in College Station, TX
  • Caleb Sehnert & Dan Sehnert attended the American Association of Meat Processors in Omaha, Nebraska: Caleb represented UCD & The California Assoc of Meat Processors and Dan judged the American Cured Meats Contest
  • Action Jackson’s offspring, Action’s Shinanigan – bred, foaled and sold at the ANS Horse Barn – completed the 61st Annual Tevis Cup. It is the most challenging endurance race in the world and covers 100 miles in one day. 172 entries started & only 52% completed representing 10 countries & 19 US states.
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented “What is a GMO?” to the Sonoma County Alliance which has taken an opposing stance to the upcoming initiative on the November Ballot to ban the cultivation of GMOs in Sonoma County