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 edidemiology, Infectious diseases prevention, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology. Major Professor Rodrigo Gallardo

Kathleen Furtado

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
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. Major Professor: Elizabeth Maga

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

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

Simin Tang

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group Student
Relationship between WISP2 and Sertoli cell proliferation, effects of activation of nuclear estrogen receptors on WISP2 expression levels. Major Professor: Trish Berger

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