Department News and Updates! September 21, 2012


  • Hawaiian Shirt Day Sep 21
  • Parking more difficult Sep 24 (dorm students arrive this weekend) Classes start Sep 27
  • Kenji Murata accepts research at Center for Health & Environment—Congratulations & we wish you all the best!


  • Alison Van Eenennaam  presented at “What’s Happening in Beef Cattle Genomics?” 24th National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) Technical Conference, Milwaukee, WI 
  • Dana Van Liew & Sheep Unit hosted California Statewide Meeting for 30 participating APHIS and CDFA Veterinarians, Livestock Inspectors and Animal Health Technicians 
  • Alison Van Eenennaam presented two talks at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners meeting, held in Montreal, Canada: “ “Integrated Program for Reducing Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex in Beef and Dairy Cattle Coordinated Agricultural Project (BRD   CAP)”  & “The Potential Value of DNA-based Tests for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) Resistance to the Beef Cattle Supply Chain” 


  • Grace Berryhill, Julia Gloviczki Josie Trott,  Lucila Aimo, Carly Paul, Whitney  Petrie & Russ Hovey coauthor of “Diet-induced metabolic change induces estrogen-independent allometric mammary growth” in PNAS Sep 2012
  • Deanne Meyer coauthor of “Gas emissions from dairy cows fed typical diets of Midwest, South, and West regions of the United States” in J Environ Qual Aug 2012
  • Dietmar Kültz author of “The combinatorial nature of osmosensing in fishes” in Physiology Aug 2012
  • Elizabeth Maga, Dietmar Kültz, & Jim Murray coauthor ”  Con-sumption of lysozyme-rich milk can alter microbial fecal populations” in Appl Environ Microbiol Sep 2012