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Dr VanEenennaam featured by the Genetic Literacy Project

February 18, 2020

Alison Van Eenennaam recently attended a talk by Dr Vandana Shiva at the University of California Santa Cruz. In these articles she does some fact checking of claims made by Dr Shiva in her “Poison-Free, Fossil-Free Food & Farming” workshop.

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Alison Van Eenennaam's publication featured in 120 news articles and 11 scientific blogs

November 20, 2019

Alison Van Eenennaam recently authored a manuscript entitled "Genomic and phenotypic analyses of six offspring of a genome-edited hornless bull" in Nature Biotechnology, published online October 7, 2019. The article was featured in UC Davis news, BBC news, Discover Magazine, Science Daily and over 100 other outlets and blogs.

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Dr Van Eenennaam awarded 2019 ASAS National Rockefeller Prentice Breeding and Genetics Award

July 17, 2019

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) presented the prestigious Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics to Extension specialist Dr Alison Van Eenennaam on July 11th, 2019 at the ASAS Annual Meeting in Austin Texas.  Dr Van Eenennaam is the first woman recipient of this award since its inception in 1962.

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.”