Seminars 2021-2022

Spring Quarter 2022

Mar 28

Aridany Suarez-Trujillo, PhD
Assistant Professor - Department of Animal Science, Barry College
Jet-lag in cows - Circadian rhythms in transition dairy cows

April 4

Catherine McVey
ABGG PhD candidate,
Horback Lab

Exit Seminar: Livestock Informatics Toolkit: Building a more complete picture of the hidden lives of cows through unsupervised machine learning

April 11

Abhilash Dhal, MS
Genomic Data Scientist, Serimmune Inc

Application of Serum epitope repertoire analysis (SERA) for early detection for Renal Cell Carcinoma

April 18

Gabriele Maier, DVM, PhD, DACVPM
Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, School of Veterinary Medicine – UC Davis

How to Develop Evidence-Based Applied Resources on Antimicrobial Stewardship for Producers and Veterinarians

April 25

Sara Boles, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow – Gross Lab, Bodega Marine Laboratory - UC Davis
Evaluation of Gonad Reproductive Condition Using Non-invasive Ultrasonography in Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)

May 2

Eduardo Silva, PhD
Associate Professor & Vice-Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis
Biomaterial Systems for Engineering New Vascular Networks

Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

May 9

Mike McGrew, PhD
Senior Lecturer – Roslin Institute,
Edinburgh, UK
Using genetically modified surrogate host chicken to produce novel transgenic chicken lines and biobank chicken breeds
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

May 16

Allison Pullin
Animal Behavior PhD candidate
, Makagon Lab
Exit Seminar: The effect of pullet rearing environments on the spatial abilities of laying hens
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

May 23

Sarah Klopatek, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow – Oltjen Lab, UC Davis
Changes in the U.S Beef System: From Water Footprint to Rancher Outlooks

June 6

Allie Carmickle
MS Student - Animal Biology Graduate Group, Denicol Lab
Evaluation of performance and physiological responses to heat stress in Holsteins carrying the SLICK1 mutation of the prolactin receptor gene
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Winter Quarter 2022

Jan 10

Kelly Zachanti, Ph.D. candidate
PhD candidate – Animal Biology, Berger Lab
Generation of Gene Targeted Knockout Pig Fetuses and Evaluation of Off-Target Activity
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Jan 30

Shannon Kieran
Postdoctoral Associate – Genomic Variation Laboratory
Using genomics to conserve and manage vulnerable vernal pool species in California


Feb 7

Juliana Ranches, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Extension Beef Specialist
 Oregon State University
The Use of Virtual Fence Technology as Management Tool for Beef Cattle


Feb 14

Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D.
Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist
CLEAR Center: Clearing the misinformation around livestock and the environment

Feb 28

Brandon McFadden
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware
What is it about GMOs?


Mar 7

Jackson Gross, M.S.P.H., Ph.D.
Cooperative Extension Aquaculture Specialist
Adventures in aquaculture during COVID: an update on Aquaculture Extension


Fall Quarter 2021

Oct 11
Hugo Monteiro, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate – Lima Lab
Using the gastrointestinal microbiome to optimize the production potential of ruminants

Oct 18
Ahmed Kasim Mahdi
PhD candidate – Animal Biology, Ross Lab   
Exit Seminar: Editing the Genome of Small Ruminants by Electroporating the CRISPR-Cas9 System
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Oct 25    
No seminar – Oral presentations for ABGG Colloquium    PhD oral presentations

Nov 1   
Rachel Arcanjo, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate – Denicol Lab
Contemporary toxicants and their effects on the female reproductive system
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Nov 8   
Melanie LaCava, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate – Schreier Lab    
Chronic wasting disease drives selection in a free-ranging ungulate

Nov 15    
Chunpeng James Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate – Cheng Lab    
Monitoring Livestock Behaviors with Unsupervised Convolutional Learning for Rapid Deployment of Precision Agriculture
Video (restricted to UC Davis users only)

Nov 18    
ABGG Storer Lecturer: Dr. Peter Hansen
Distinguished Professor – University of Florida    
Adventures in developmental programming during the preimplantation period in the cow

Nov 22    
Sadie Hennig
PhD candidate – Animal Biology Murry/Van Eenennaam Lab
Exit seminar: Investigating the underlying mechanism behind the polled (hornless) phenotype in cattle

Nov 29    
Stephanie Larson, PhD
County Director and Livestock Range Management Advisor – Sonoma County UC Cooperative Extension
Reducing Catastrophic Fires - from Research to Applied Practices Extension - the bridge between the University and Private Landowners

Dec 6
Monica Voss
PhD candidate – Animal Biology Mienaltowski Lab
Strategies for Improving Tenogenesis Directed by Equine Tendon Proper and Peritenon Cells