Honors & Awards

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.

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.

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.