Students

Students

Erin Burns

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
I am interested in transnational disease genetics and genomins. My current work focuses on elucidating the genetic etiology of Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy. Major Professors: Carrie Finno

Juliana Candelaria

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
I am interested in studying early ovarian folliculogenesis, more specifically examining regulators of preantral follicle development using the cow as a model. Major Professors: Anna Denicol

Vanessa Dahl

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
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. Major Professor: Sue Stover

Sofia Egana

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Avian virology, Molecular epidemiology, Infectious diseases prevention, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology. Major Professor Rodrigo Gallardo

Jinghui Li

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Modular agricultural system on dairy farm; and Amino acids and nitrogen utilization on dairy cattle. Major Professor: Ermias Kebreab

Lyndsey Marsh

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Equine orthopedics, more specifically the effect of areana surface properties on joint angles and limb kinematics during show jumping. Major Professors: Sue Stover

Alice Mathews

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
The relationship between dopamine, prolactin, and lactation in swine. Specifically, the effects of different dopamine antagonists on circulating prolactin, mammary gland development, milk production, and piglet growth performance. Major Professor: Russ Hovey

Catherine McVey

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Interested in developing novel algorithmic approaches to extracting indicators of behavior, welfare, and personality from livestock big data streams. Major Professor: Kristina Horback

Leah Mellinger

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
I am interested in how fish respond to environmental stressors ranging from biotic (such as parasites and pathogens) to abiotic (such as poor water quality and toxicants) and using those responses to map population health and potentially develop management tools for assessing population health. With the increasing threat of climate change and other anthropogenic stressors, developing strategies to assess how fish populations are coping is incredibly important. I am specifically interested in assessing Chinook salmon smolt physiological stress levels during their migration and smoltification as well as assessing forage fish species population health.

Erika Paulson

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Reproductive biology, epigenetic mechanisms controlling early embryonic development, microRNAs in preimplantation development. Major Professor: Pablo Ross

Larken Root

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Aquaculture, Research for Development, Stress Physiology, salinity and temperature tolerance of Tilapia. Major Professor: Dietmar Kueltz

Breanna Roque

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Development of environmentally sustainable animal production models. Whole systems approach to reduce waste and emissions, while increasing financial stability in animal production and enhancement of nutrient utilization & determination of immunological effects, in dairy cattle, through alternative feeds. Major Professor: Ermias Kebreab

Jaime Rudd

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Carnivore ecology & population health; wildlife disease ecology; wildlife management; conservation; human-wildlife dimensions. Major Professor: Janet Foley

Delia Soto

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Reproductive biology with emphasis in mechanisms of germline specification and development, early embryonic development, stem cell deivation and differentitation. Major Professor: Pablo Ross

Ainhoa Valldecabres

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
On field applicable research to improve health, production, reproduction and welfare of dairy cattle. Currently working on the evaluation of differenct management strategies. Major Professors: Noelia Silva-del-Rio

Marie Vasi

  • Animal Biology Graduacate Group Student
Monitoring and assessing ambient water quality and ecosystem health, including the effects and interactions of environmental physiochemical and contaminant stressors (e.g. pesticides, chemicals of emerging concern, endocrine disruptors) on native Delta fishes and invertebrates. Major Professors: Swee Teh