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Bull Market - Collaboration with beef industry tests advanced breeding technologies

October 11, 2018

By Robin DeRieux

COWS ARE SPECIAL. As ruminants, they eat grass and other plants that are inedible to people, transforming forage into steak and hamburgers and other tasty high-protein beef products.

Over the past few decades, the beef industry has made significant improvements in productivity—generating more food from fewer numbers of cattle. Better breeding and other innovations in animal science research have played a starring role in these advances.

Dr. Van Eenennaam announced as 2017 AAAS Fellow

November 21, 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced their 2017 Fellows on November 20. Dr. Van Eenennaam has been recognized in the Section on Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources, one of 24 categories in which the 396 new members have been awarded. These awards are made in recognition of contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.

Maci Mueller Awarded 2nd Place in UC Davis Grad Slam 2017 Competition

June 09, 2017

Maci Mueller, a 1st year Animal Biology Masters student in the Van Eenennaam Laboratory, competed in the UC Davis Grad Slam 2017 competition final round on April 14th at the Manetti Shrem Museum. Students had 3 minutes to sum up their research for a diverse general audience comprised of students, faculty, and community members. Presentations were judged on clarity and effectiveness. Maci's presentation, "Mess with the bull - Don't get the horns: Gene-editing to improve animal welfare", earned her the second place award in this year's competition.

BIF Continuing Service Award 2016

May 09, 2017

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) presented Alison Van Eenennaam, genomics and biotechnology researcher and cooperative extension specialist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), a BIF Continuing Service Award June 15 during the group’s annual meeting and symposium in Manhattan, Kan.

Van Eenennaam a BIO 2016 Future Maker

May 09, 2017

Prior to the 2016 BIO International Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, members of the biotech community nominated and voted on their best and brightest colleagues who are driving change and innovation. Dr. Van Eenennaam was voted as the BIO 2016 Future Maker in the Feed category. Conference participants got to hear her speak in the Imagination Incubator interactive demo area during the event on June 8, 2016.

Van Eenennaam to speak on the need to connect to your audience

December 07, 2016

Tuesday, December 13th at 4pm in PES 2005

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, will give a talk titled "You’re not from around here are you? The need to connect to your audience.” 

 

Alison Van Eennenaam receives Council for Agricultural Science & Technology Award

December 06, 2016

Alison Van Eenennaam was honored with the 2014 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology Award for her excellence in biotechnology.

“I am passionate about science communication because if we do not have understanding then we may not have technology,” Van Eenennaam said.

Van Eenennaam testifies in D.C. on genetically engineered food

December 04, 2016

With lawmakers considering a proposal to require the labeling of genetically engineered food, UC Davis biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam told a congressional subcommittee last week that such foods and food ingredients derived from GE crops pose no unique risks compared to plants derived from conventional breeding.

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