Seminars 2022-2023

Spring Quarter 2023

April 3

Ilias Tagkopoulos, PhD
Director, USDA-NIFA/NSF AI Institute for Next-Generation Food Systems; Professor, Computer Science & Genome Center, University of California, Davis
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Food Systems

April 10

Hans Cheng, PhD
Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Avian Disease and Oncology Laborator
Marek’s Disease in Chickens - Genetic
Resistance, Cancer, Vaccines, and Viral Transmission
Video

April 17

Michelle Halstead, Postdoc
Academic Programs Manager, University of California, San Francisco
Reprogramming the embryonic epigenome with pioneer transcription factors
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

April 24

Rachael Coon, PhD Candidate
Tucker Lab, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Measuring motivation for forage in finishing cattle fed high-concentrate diets
Video

May 1

TBD

May 8

Tianjing Zhao, PhD Candidate
Cheng Lab, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Mixed effects neural networks
(NN-MM): a new mixed model framework to incorporate intermediate data for whole-genome analysis
Video

May 15

Maci L. Mueller
Van Eenennaam Lab, Deparment of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Production of germline ablated cattle
using CRISPR/Cas9 to target NANOS3 in bovine zygotes

May 22

Susan Lamount, PhD
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University
Animal genomics for climate resilience
and global food security

May 29

Break - Memorial Day

June 5 (virtual)

Juliette Lea Agnes Di Francesco
Post-doctoral researcher Pires Lab, University of California Davis
Biosecurity Practices in Small-scale and Backyard Farms in Developed Countries: Results from a Scoping review

 

Winter Quarter 2023

Jan 9

Elvira Sattarova
PhD Student - Department of Animal and Veterinary Science, Aarhus University
Enteric methane emission from pigs
Video

Jan 23 (virtual)

Yanghua He, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Genetic Diversity and Climate Adaptation of Pasture-finished Beef Cattle in Hawaii
Video

Jan 30

Dailu Guan, PhD
Postdoc - Zhou Lab, University of California, Davis
Integrative analysis of multi-omics data facilitates the interpretation of agricultural complex traits
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Feb 6

Alison Van Eenennaam, PhD
Extension Specialist: Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Global overview of animal biotechnology applications in the livestock industry
Video

Feb 13

Jinghui Li, PhD
Postdoc - Cheng Lab, University of California, Davis
Learning functional conservation between pig and human to decipher evolutionary mechanisms underlying gene expression and complex trait
Video

Feb 27 (virtual)

Roger Vallejo, PhD
Research Scientist - U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Center for Cool & Cold Water Aquaculture
Genome-wide mapping of QTLs and accuracy of breeding value prediction for sea lice resistance in North American Atlantic salmon
Video

Mar 13

Carly Moody, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Incorporating video telemedicine into health and behavior care for companion cats
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

 

 

Fall Quarter 2022

Sep 26

Angelica Carrazco
PhD Candidate - Mitloehner Lab
Mitigation Strategies of Agricultural Air Emissions

Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Oct 3

Crystal Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, UC Davis
From Micro to Macro: New Approaches to Meat Quality and Safety

Oct 10

Anna Denicol, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, UC Davis

Using stem cells for cattle assisted reproduction: advances, challenges and opportunities

Oct 17

Montana Altman
MS Student - Denicol Lab
Cellular responses to Prolactin of skin explants from Holstein heifers carrying the SLICK1 mutation

Oct 24

Jacalyn Beck, PhD
Academic Programs Manager - Hopland and Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Centers
Opportunities for Animal Science Research at Hopland and Sierra Foothill RECs

Video

Oct 31

Jian Zeng, PhD
NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow - University of Queensland
Leveraging functional annotations to improve genomic prediction in humans

Video

Nov 7

Payam Vahmani, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, UC Davis
Human health effects of ruminant fats

Nov 14

Shogo Tsuruta, PhD
Research Scientist - University of Georgia
Efficient genetic progress for quantitative traits through genomic selection
Video

Nov 21

Haipeng Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, University of Florida
Integrating high-dimensional heterogeneous omics data to advance animal agriculture

Nov 28

Caitlyn Bruns, PhD
Genomic Research Scientist - Ancestry
Consumer Genomics and a Comparison with Livestock Genetics
Video
(restricted to UC Davis users only)