Department News and Updates! September 14, 2012


  • Mary Delany appointed interim Dean of College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • In memoriam: Barbara Reed, the UC Dairy Farm Advisor for Glenn, Butte & Colusa counties, past ANS goat facility manager, and alum of the department
  • Oct 6th, 11 am Animal Science Alumni BBQ Lunch. For more info go to:
  • UC Davis named nation’s “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine for efforts in climate change and sustainability—ANS faculty contribute to those efforts:
  • Mike Miller accepts Genetics Faculty Position in ANS


  • Francine Bradley presented at the XXIV World Poultry Congress (WPC) in Salvador, Bahia, Brasil and reelected to a 5th! term as Treasurer of the World Poultry Association 
  • Peter Robinson off to the Western Nutrition Conference in Winnipeg
  • Cass Tucker interviewed for the Wall Street Journal about tail docking in dairy cattle
  • Anita Oberbauer interviewed for article in Sept 2012 Dog Fancy
  • Annual Iwate tour of students from Japan organized by Dan Sehnert with presentations by Doug Gisi at the dairy, Jerry Johnson at the feedlot, Joel Viloria at the horse barn, and Caleb Sehnert at meats lab


  • Ermias Kebreab coauthor of “Quantifying the effect of monensin dose on the rumen volatile fatty acid profile in high-grain-fed beef cattle.” in J Anim. Sci. 90:2717-2726
  • Susie Huang, Anders Strathe, Jim Fadel, Silas Hung coauthor “Absorption, distribution, and elimination of graded oral doses of methylmercury in juvenile white sturgeon” in Aquatic Toxicology Oct 2012
  • Pablo Ross coauthors “Therapeutic Cloning & Cellular Reprogramming” in Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology 2012
  • Richard Zinn coauthor of “Feeding value of dried shredded sugarbeets as a partial replacement for steam-flaked corn in finishing diets for feedlot cattle” in J Anim Sci
  • Juan Medrano coauthors “Leptin receptor interacts with rat chromosome 1 to regulate renal disease traits” in Physiol Genomics