Current Students

Ali Abdelnabi

Major Professor: Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: anazmi@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Using genomic approaches to elucidate the mechanisms of molecular and cellular innate immune response of the chicken to Campylobacter jejuni  infection.

Publications:

·     Nazmi, A., J. Zhang, X. Li, C.L. Swaggerty, M.H. Kogut, H. Chiang, Y. Wang, K. Genovese, H. He, V.J. Dirita, I. Pevzner, H. Zhou. July 2012.Transcriptional profiling of innate immune response in broiler ceca following Campylobacter Jejuni infection. 101th Poultry Science Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Oral presentation.

·     Nazmi, A., J. Zhang, X. Li, C.L. Swaggerty, M.H. Kogut, H. Chiang, Y. Wang, K. Genovese, H. He, V.J. Dirita, I. Pevzner, H. Zhou. January 2012. Global gene expression profiles of early cecal response to Campylobacter Jejuni challenge in two genetically distinct broilers lines. 20th Annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation.

·     Nazmi, A., J. Zhang, X. Li, C.L. Swaggerty, M.H. Kogut, H. Chiang, Y. Wang, K. Genovese, H. He, V.J. Dirita, I. Pevzner, H. Zhou. July 2011. Gene expression profiles of ceca in different broiler lines infected with wild-type and mutant Campylobacter Jejuni. 100th Poultry Science Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Oral presentation.

·     Fathi, M.M., A.H. El-Attar, U.M. Ali, A. Nazmi. 2008. Effect of naked neck gene on carcass composition and immunocompetence in chicken. British Poultry Science 40:103-110.

·     Fathi, M.M., A.H. El-Attar, U.M. A. Nazmi. July 2006. Growth performance and immune response of naked neck and normally feathered genotypes of chicken. 95th Poultry Science Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Oral presentation.

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Jocelyn Akins

Major Professor: Dr. Ben Sacks

Home department: Canid Diversity and Conservation Laboratory, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory:

E-mail address: jakins@ucdavis.edu 

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology UC Davis in progress, B.Sc. University of British Columbia

Research interests: Conservation genetics of the Cascade red fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis).

Publications:

Akins JR, Statham MJ, Reid M, Aubry KB and Sacks BN. 2014 (Talk). Conservation and ecology of the Cascade red fox. Mount Rainier National Park Climate Change Conference. Longmire, WA.

Akins JR, Statham MJ, Reid M, Aubry KB and Sacks BN. 2013 (Talk). Cascade red fox connectivity and genetic diversity in southern Washington: Preliminary results. The Wildlife Society (Washington & Oregon) Annual Conference. Stevenson, OR.

Akins JR, Sacks BN and Aubry KB. 2012 (Poster). Conservation and Ecology of the Cascade Red Fox in Southern Washington. Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Conference, Hood River, OR.

Akins JR, Statham MJ, Reid M, Aubry KB and Sacks BN. 2012 (Talk). Evidence for the Persistence of the Native Cascade Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes cascadensis) in Southern Washington: Preliminary Results. The Wildlife Society Western Section Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Akins JR, Sacks BN and Aubry KB. 2011 (Poster). Conservation Genetics and Ecology of the Cascade Red Fox. Animal Biology Graduate Group Annual Colloquium, Davis, CA.

Akins JR and Anderson DP. 2009 (Poster). Monitoring Forest Carnivores on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Conference, Stevenson, WA.

Akins JR. 2004 (Paper). Hutton’s Vireo (Vireo huttoni huttoni): Vancouver’s Resident Vireo. Discovery. Vancouver Natural History Society magazine.

 

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Emily Andreini

Major Professor: Dr. James Oltjen

Home department: Department of Animal Science

E-mail address: emandreini@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology UC Davis in progress, M.S. Animal Science- Oklahoma State University; B.S. Animal Science and Agricultural Communications- Oklahoma State University

Research interests: Environmental impacts and management of beef production systems.
Publications: Andreini, E.M., and Place, S.E. 2014. Current approaches of beef cattle systems life cycle assessment: A review. Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association; Beef Research White Paper: Sustainability.

 

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Sydney Baker

Major Professor: Dr. Maja Makagon

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: slbaker@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress; S.Sc. Animal Science, Purdue University

Research interests: Behavior and welfare of laying hens, focusing on keel bone damage.

Publications:

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Carmen Banks

Major Professor: Dr. Russ Hovey

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: cmbbanks@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Animal Science, University of Maryland- 2015

Research interests: Mammary gland development and lactation

Publications:

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Grace Berryhill

Major Professor: Dr. Russ Hovey

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: geberryhill@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: I study the effects of dietary fats on mammary gland development in an estrogen-independent context.

Publications:

G.E. Berryhill, J.M. Gloviczki, J.F. Trott, L. Aimo, J. Kraft, R.D. Cardiff, C.T. Paul, W.K. Petrie, A.L. Lock, and R.C. Hovey. 2012. Diet-induced metabolic change induces estrogen-independent allometric mammary growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(40):16294-9.

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Yanina Bogliotti

Major Professor: Dr. Pablo Ross

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: ybogliotti@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Analysis of epigenetic histone marks remodeling during early mammalian development.

Publications: Bogliotti, Yanina, and Pablo Ross. "Mechanisms of histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation remodeling during early mammalian development." Epigenetics. 2012. Sep;7(9):976-81.

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Kevin Bolek

Major Professor: Dr. Kirk Klasing

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: kjbolek@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; M.S. Nutritional Sciences, Iowa State University; B.S. Animal Science, Michigan State University

Research interests: Exploring the contribution of adaptive immunity in resolving infection by enteric pathogens and the associated effects on growth and nutrient allocation in chickens.

Publications: Bolek, K.J and M.E. Persia. (2013) "The Effect of Chick Methionine Status on Broiler Performance and Physiological Response to Acute and Chronic Heat Stress," Animal Industry Report: AS 659, ASL R2806 (Outreach Publication)

Van Goor, A., Bolek, K.J., Ashwell, C.M., Persia, M.E., Rothschild, M.F., Schmidt, C.J., and Lamont, S.J. Identification of quantitative trait loci for body temperature, body weight, breast yield, and digestibility in an advanced intercross line of chickens under heat stress. Genet Sel Evol. 2015; 47 (96)

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Erin Burns

Major Professors: Dr. Carrie Finno

Home department: School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: enburns@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD Animal Biology in progress UC Davis, B.S. Biology and Equestrian Studies- Rocky Mountain College

Research interests: Equine Genetics. I am currently studying the genetic causes of Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.

Publications:

 

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Ana Paula da Silva

Major Professor: Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo

Home department: Population Health and Reproduction

E-mail address: apdasilva@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD Animal Biology UC Davis in progress; M.Sc. Animal Science, Londrina State University (Brazil); specialist Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Londrina State University ( Brazil); DVM Federal University of Parana (Brazil)

Research interests: Chicken resistance to infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) infections

Publications:

Headley, S.A., Bodnar, L., Silva A.P., Alfieri A.F., Gomes, L.A. Okano, W., Alfieri A.A., Canine distemper virus with concomitant infections due to canine herpesvirus-1, canine parvovirus, and canine adenovirus in puppies from southern Brazil. Jacobs Journal of Microbiology and Pathology, 1(2):015, 2015    

Alfieri, A.A., Silva, A.P., Beuttemmuller, E.A., Balbo, L.C., Acesso amplo e rapido: a fundo na eficiencia dos kits de diagnosticos para parvovirus canino (Broad and quick: a background in the efficiency of diagnostic kits for canine parvovirus). Revista Caes e Gatos 185 (31):48-50, 2015.

Silva, A.P., Bodnar, L. Headley, S.A., Alfieri, A.F., Alfieri, A.A., Molecular detection of canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenorvirus A type 1 and 2 (CAdV-1 and CAdV-2), and canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) in the urine of dogs. Semina: Ciencias Agrarias 25(6), 2539-2543, 2014. 

Headley, S.A., Alfieri, A.A., Fritzen, J.T.T., Garcia, J.L., Weissenbock, H., Silva, A.P., Bodnar, L., Okano, W., Alfieri, A.F., Concomitant canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus enteritis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, and toxoplasmosis in a pup. J Vet Diagn Invest, 25:129-135, 2013.

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Theresa Dabruzzi

Major Professor: Dr. Nann Fangue

Home department: Wildlife, fish and Conservation Biology

E-mail address: tfdabruzzi@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress;  M.S. in Biology and B.S. in Marine Biology, University of West Florida

Research interests: Comparative Ecological Physiology

Publications:

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Melanie A. Sutton and Wayne A. Bennett. (in press) Evidence for Control of Cutaneous Oxygen Uptake in the Yellow-lipped Sea Krait Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799). Journal of Herpetology

Nann A. Fangue, Martin Wunderly, Theresa F. Dabruzzi, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2014. Asymmetric Thermal Acclimation Responses Allow Sheepshead Minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus, to Cope with Rapidly Changing Temperatures. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87(6):805–816.

Christopher Pomory, Joni Wright, Theresa Dabruzzi, Donna Howsden, Lois O’Boyle, David Bedic, Whitney Bretana, Lindsey Onjuka, Carly Somerset, and Wayne Bennett. 2014. Density of Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) on live coral patch reefs and dead Acropora cervicornis rubble patches near Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas National Park. Caribbean Journal of Science 48:1–8.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Ana G. Jimenez, Justin E. Speaks, Sarah R. Stoler, Melanie A. Sutton, Christopher M. Pomory, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2013. Thermal tolerance and metabolic responses of two damselfish species from a hyperthermic rockpool nursery in Dry Tortugas National Park, USA. Caribbean Journal of Science 47:213–219.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi and Wayne A. Bennett. 2013. Hypoxia effects on gill surface area and blood oxygen-carrying capacity of the Atlantic stingray, Dasyatis Sabina. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 701:37–49.

Ian W. Hendy, John Eme, Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Richard V. Nembhard, Simon M. Craig and Wayne A. Bennett. 2013. Dartfish use teredinid tunnels in fallen mangrove wood as a low-tide refuge. Marine Ecology Progress Series 486:237–245

Justin E. Speaks, Carly J. Randall, Ana G. Jimenez, Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Melanie A. Sutton, Christopher M. Pomory, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2012. Temperature tolerance comparisons among juvenile reef fishes from a beachrock nursery in Dry Tortugas National Park. Florida Scientist 75/4.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Melanie A. Sutton and Wayne A. Bennett. 2012. Metabolic thermal sensitivity optimizes sea krait amphibious physiology. Herpetologica 68:218–225.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Mark L. Wygoda, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2012. Some Like it Hot: Heat Tolerance of the Crab-Eating Frog, Fejervarya cancrivora. Micronesica 43:101–106.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Mark L. Wygoda, Joni E. Wright, John Eme, and Wayne A Bennett. 2011. Direct evidence of cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss in amphibious mudskipper (family Gobiidae) and rockskipper (family Blenniidae) fishes from Pulau Hoga, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 406:125–129.

John Eme, Theresa F. Dabruzzi, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2011. Thermal responses of juvenile squaretail mullet (Liza vaigiensis) and crescent terapon (Terapon jarbua) acclimated at near-lethal temperatures, and the implications for climate change. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 399:35–38.

Theresa F. Dabruzzi, Mark L. Wygoda, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2011. Vive la Résistance! Resisting water loss is an important adaptation to saltwater acclimation of crab-eating frogs. Biodiversity Science 2011/2.

Mark L. Wygoda, Theresa F. Dabruzzi, and Wayne A. Bennett. 2011. Cutaneous Resistance to Evaporative Water Loss in the Crab-eating Frog (Fejervarya cancrivora). Journal of Herpetology 45:417–420.


 

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Vanessa Dahl

Major Professor: Dr. Sue Stover

Home department: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology - School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: vedahl@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Looking into horse shoe wear patterns on different surfaces as well as the impact of shoes on heel expansion on horse hooves during stance phase.

Publications:

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Christa Darr

Major Professor: Dr. Stuart Meyers

Home department: Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology - School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: crdarr@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Spermatogenesis, Sperm RNA, Early embryonic development.

Publications:

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Brittany (Bjelde) Davis

Major Professors: Dr. Anne Todgham & Dr. Nann Fangue

Home department: Animal Science & Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

E-mail address: bebjelde@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; M.S. in Biology (conc. Marine Biology), San Francisco State University, B.S. in Biology (conc. Marine Biology & Field Ecology), California State University Stanislaus

Research interests: Ecological-physiology, specifically, understanding how the effects of climate change may impact Antarctic and California fishes.

Publications:

Bjelde, BE and Todgham, AE. 2013. Thermal physiology of the fingered limpet, Lottia digitalis, under immersion and emersion conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2858-2869.

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Alejandro de la Fuente

Major Professor: Dr. Stuart Meyers/ Dr. Bruce W. Christensen

Home department: Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology- School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: aldelafuente@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S Animal Biology in progress; DVM at Universidad de Concepcion, Chile & Chile & Universidad de Cordoba, Spain. 

Research interests: Reproductive physiology and conservation biology

Publications:   

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Raquel de Mello e Pinho

Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Maga

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: rdpinho@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress, M.S. in Sciences (conc, Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals), University of Sao Paulo, B.S. in Physiotherapy, University of Fortaleza Zoology

Research interests: Production of transgenic animal as disease models and epigenetic regulation of gene expression.

Publications:

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Theodore Derksen

Major Professor: Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo

Home department: Population Health & Reproduction- School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: tjderksen@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress, B.S. in Animal Science- Cornell University

Research interests: Avian respiratory disease epidemiology, Backyard poultry health and  management.

Publications:

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Amber Derpinghaus

Major Professor: Dr. Russ Hovey

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: alderpinghaus@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S Animal Biology in progress; BS Animal Science, UC Davis- 2015. 

Research interests: Nutritional Effects on Mammary Gland Biology

Publications:   

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Kathleen Furtado

Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Maga

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: klfurtado@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S Animal Biology in progress; BS Animal Science, UC Davis- 2015. 

Research interests: Characterizing the gut microbiota associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). currently investigating the effects of human lysozyme transgenic goat milk on the microbiota of pigs in an IBD model.

Publications:   

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Liza Gershony

Major Professor: Dr. Anita Oberbauer

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: lcgershony@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD Animal Biology in progress; MS Universidade Federal Fluminse Brazil- 2013, DVM- Universidade Federal Fluminse Brazil -2008

Research interests:

Publications:

Gershony, L., Penedo, M.C.T., Davis, B.W., Murphy, W.J., Helps, C.R., Lyons, L.A. co-author "Who's behind that mask and cape? The Asian Leopards Cat's Agouti (ASIP) allele affects coat colour phenotype in the Bengal cat breed. Animal Genetics, c.45(6),p.893-897, 2014 

Breitenbuecher, C.; Belanger, J.; Levy, K.; Mundell, P.; Fates, V.; Gershony, L.; Famula, T.; Oberbauer, A. Protein Expression and Genetic Variability of Canine Can f 1 in Golden and Labrador Retriever Service Dogs. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, v.3, 2016

Bastos, B.F., Brener, B., Gershony, L., Willi, L., Labarthe, N., Pereira, C., Mendes-deAlmeida, F. Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii (Nicole & Manceaux, 1909) and retroviral status of client-owned pet cats (Felis catus, Linnaeus, 1758) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of the São Paulo Institute of Tropical Medicine, v.53(3), p.201-203, 2013

Mendes-de-Almeida, F., Crissiuma A.L, Gershony, L.C., Willi, L.M.V., Paiva, J. P., Guerrero, J., Labarthe, N.V. Characterization of ectoparasites in an urban cat (Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758) population of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Parasitology Research (1987. Internet), v.108, p.1431 - 1435, 2011

Crissiuma, A., Favacho, A., Gershony, L.C., Mendes-de-Almeida, F., Gomes, R., Mares-Guia, A., Rozental, T., Barreira, J., Lemos, E., Labarthe, N. Prevalence of Bartonella species DNA and antibodies in cats (Felis catus) submitted to a spay/neuter program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, v.13, p.149 - 151, 2011

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Kwangwook Kim

Major Professor: Yanhong Liu

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: kwkkim@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S Animal Biology in progress; BS  in Animal Science and Biotechnology, Chungnam National University, Korea -2014

Research interests: Dietary effects on pig health and developing new approach for the industry and to explore the effects functional food components on human health using pig as a model.

Publications:   

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Sarah Klopatek

Major Professor: Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: klopatek@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD Animal Biology in progress; MS in Animal Science, Texas A&M University-2016,  BS in Animal Science, University of Arizona 2013

Research interests: Beef cattle sustainability with emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation and ruminant nutrition

Publications:   

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Michaiah Leal

Major Professor: Dr. Anne Todgham

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: mjgleal@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: B.S. in animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Ph.D Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Stress physiology and disease resistance in farmed fishes

Publications:

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Chris Miller

Major Professor: Dr. Deanne Meyer

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: cmfmiller@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; B.A. Biology Science, Wellesley College

Research interests: Study ways to use dairy manure as fertilizer without polluting groundwater.

Publications:

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Kimberly Miller

Major Professor: Dr. Trish Berger

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: khmiller@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; B.A. Biology Science, Wellesley College

Research interests: Prepubertal regulation of Sertoli cell proliferation

Publications:

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Kelly Mitchell

Major Professor: Dr. Heidi Rossow

Home department: Population Health and Reproduction, Vet Med

E-mail address:: kelmitchell@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: B.S. Animal Science, UC Davis; M.S. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Ruminant nutrition (Dairy Cattle); Nutritional effects on milk production, fat synthesis, the rumen microbiome and animal health

Publications:

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Erika Mittelman

Major Professor: Dr. Brenda McCowan

Home department: School of Veterinary Medicine – Social Networks and Health

E-mail address: ekmittelman@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Biology (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation), Sonoma State University – 2011

Research interests: Deciphering how social networks play a role in parasite transmission in multi-species captive ungulate populations to use as an animal management tool and improve welfare

Publications:

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Maci Mueller

Major Professor: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: macmueller@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; BS in Animal Science, University of Nebraka-Lincoln 2016

Research interests: Animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems

Publications:

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David Myers

Major Professor: Dr. Heidi Rossow

Home department: Population Health and Reproduction- School of Veterinary Medicine, Tulare

E-mail address:: dmyers@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; BS in Animal Science, UC Davis- 2015

Research interests: Ruminant nutrition, nutrient absorption and metabolism.

Publications:

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Clayton Neumeier

Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Maga

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: cjneumeier@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests:

Publications:

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Ashley Niesen

Major Professor: Dr. Heidi Rossow

Home department: Population Health and Reproduction- School of Veterinary Medicine, Tulare

E-mail address:: aniesen@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; BS in Human Biology, UC Santa Cruz- 2014

Research interests: Ruminant nutrition, the impact of mitochondrial development on health production in dairy cattle.

Publications:

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Mutian Niu

Major Professor: Dr. Ermias Kebreab

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address:: mniu@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; M.S. in Animal Science, Penn State University; B.S. in Animal Science, China Agricultural University

Research interests: Statistical modeling of nutritional impact on green house gas emission and nitrogen excretion on dairy cows and development of models for sustainable manure management.

Publications: Niu, M., Ying, Y., Bartell, P.A., Harvatine, K.J. The effects of feeding time on milk production, total-tract digestibility, and daily rhythms of feeding behavior and plasma metabolites and hormones in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 97 (12):7764-7776

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Eridia Pacheco

Major Professor: Dr. Jason Watters

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: epacheco@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress, BS Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests: : Animal welfare, animal behavior, welfare assessment in zoos

Publications: Pacheco, E., Salak-John, J.L. (2016) Social Status Affects Welfare Metrics of Group-Housed Gestating Sows. J Vet Res Ani busb 1(1):103.

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Erika Paulson

Major Professor: Dr. Pablo Ross

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: eepaulson@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress, BS Zoology- University of California, Santa Barbara 2013

Research interests: : Reproductive biology, epigenetic mechanisms controlling early embryonic development, microRNAs in preimplantation development

Publications:

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Monica Pechanec

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Mienaltowski

Home department: Animal Biology

E-mail address: mpechanec@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress, B.S. in Biology with a focus in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology- Brown University

Research interests: Equine tendon regeneration, Bat wing kinetics

Publications:

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Michelle Pepping

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Miller

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address:: mypepping@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; BS Biology Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

Research interests: Conservation and management of salmonids focusing on genetics as an efficient method for tracking family success

Publications:

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Carlyn Peterson

Major Professor: Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: cbpeterson@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: 

Publications:

Werth, S.J., Peterson, C.B., Schusterman, E.G., Mitloehner, F.M. 2013. Chapter 90: Air: Confined animal facilities and air quality issues. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food
Systems.

Alhaddad, H., Gandolfi, B., Grahn, R. A., Rah, H. C., Peterson, C. B., Maggs, D. J., Good, K. L., Pedersen, N. C., Lyons, L. A. 2013. Genome-wide association and linkage analyses
localize a progressive retinal atrophy locus in Persian cats. Mammalian Genome. Manuscript ID MG-OC-14-0020.

Pollard, R. E., Koehne, A. L., Peterson, C. B., Lyons, L. A., Japanese Bobtail: Vertebral morphology and genetic characterization of an established cat breed. Journal of Feline
Medicine and Surgery. JFMS-14-0053.
 

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Jiayi Qu

Major Professor: Dr. James Fadel

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: jyqqu@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. animal Biology in progress; B.S. Animal Science-South China Agricultural University-2016

Research interests: Linear programming in animal agriculture

Publications:

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Ginna Carolina Reyes

Major Professor: Dr. Ermias Kebreab

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: gcreyes@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. animal Biology in progress; B.S. Animal Science- National University of Colombia

Research interests: Biology of digestion and post-absorptive use of nutrients in farm animals and its representation through mathematical models

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Larken Root

Major Professor: Dr. Dietmar Kueltz

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: ltroot@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD Animal Biology in progress; MS in International Agricultural Development- UC Davis, 2016

Research interests: Aquaculture, Research for Development, Stress Physiology, salinity and temperature tolerance of Tilapia

Publications:

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Jaime Rudd

Major Professor: Dr. Janet Foley

Home department: Medicine and Epidemiology - School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: jlrudd@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Humboldt State University

Research interests: Carnivore ecology & population health; wildlife disease ecology; wildlife management; conservation; human-wildlife dimensions.

Publications:  

Rudd, J., N. Stephenson, D. Clifford, L. Konde, J. Villepique, J. Foley. Utilizing citizen science to document a mange epidemic in western gray squirrels (Sciurus griseus anthonyi) in two communities in California’s San Bernardino Mountains. Wildlife Society Bulletin, in press (2015). 

 

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Mollie Beth Samocha

Major Professor: Dr. Bruce W. Christensen

Home department: Population Health & Reproduction - School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: mbsamocha@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior (University of California, Davis)

Research interests: Reproductive physiology and pathology with a special interest in assisted reproductive technology and its application toward conservation efforts in captive breeding programs for endangered species

Publications:

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Tawny Scanlan

Major Professor: Dr. Stuart Meyers

Home department: Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology - School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: tnscanlan@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Animal Biology minor: Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity UC Davis

Research interests: Reproductive physiology and Conservation biology

Publications:

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Moriel Singer-Berk

Major Professor: Dr. Rebecca Bellone

Home department: Population Health and Reproduction: School of Veterinary Medicine

E-mail address: msingerberk@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: MS in Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences- University of Delaware- 2014

Research interests: Genetics/ Animal Science

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Delia Soto

Major Professor: Dr. Trish Berger

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: desoto@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress

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Fee Suddy

Major Professor: Dr. Joy Mench

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: fsuddy@gmail.com

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Welfare of captive wildlife

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Grazyne Tresoldi

Major Professor: Dr. Cassandra Tucker

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: gtresoldi@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Dairy cattle welfare.

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Lindsay Upperman

Major Professor: Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: lrupperman@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology in progress; B.S in Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Research interests: Currently working on a beef cow & heifer fertility project. I am working with Dr. Brian Kinghorn and his program, Matesel, to appropriately select and mate sires and dams, trying to avoid any deleterious lethal recessive matings. Thus, should improve embryo survival, resulting in earlier pregnancies, and shorter calving intervals. 

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Javier Vazquez Morales

Major Professors: Dr. Trish Berger

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: jivazquez@ucdavis.edu

Degrees:  M.S. Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon; Ph.D. Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Molecules involved in the fertilization process in mammals, and prepuberal regulation of Sertoli Cell proliferation

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Soto-Dominguez, A., Vazquez-Morales, J.I., Romero-Diaz, V.J., Santoyo-Perez, M.E., & Sepulveda-Saavedra, M. (2013). Implanted TC-1 Cells Invade Neighboring Skeletal Muscle Fibers in a Cancer Murine Model. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 31(2), 520-527

 

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Samantha Werth

Major Professor: Dr. Frank Mitloehner

Home department: Air Quality - Animal Science

E-mail address: sjweth@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S. Animal Biology -2016, UC Davis; PhD Animal Biology in progress

Research interests: Livestock production and sustainability and air quality mitigation, focusing on beef and dairy cattle.

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Toni Wiegers

Major Professor: Dr. Dietmar Kueltz

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address:  tnwiegers@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: M.S.. Animal Biology in progress

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Kelly Zacanti

Major Professor: Dr. Trish Berger

Home department: Animal Science

E-mail address: kazacanti@ucdavis.edu

Degrees: PhD in Animal Biology in progress, M.S.. Animal Biology in progress; B.S. Animal Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - 2014

Research interests: Sperm and oocyte interactions.

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