What do you do when you want to find out what each other’s personal strengths are – in the name of improving teamwork and to capitalize on a lab retreat on personal styles and strengths? You head off as a lab group to an Escape room. And – we did it – beat the buzzer, solved the mystery and lived to tell the tale!!
Alice and Natanya giving some of our girls a good old sudsing! (for the unacquainted, this is a standard practice to ensure that as few microbes as possible enter the farrowing room where pigs give birth and raise their litters). For the humans it is all just bubbles!
Congratulations Amber on submission of her Master’s thesis – culminating a tour of force in the lab as an undergraduate intern, Honors student, and Master’s candidate in Animal Biology!
As part of a recent collaborative exchange with Dr Yani Garcia’s Dairy Science Group at The University of Sydney, Russ gave a guest lecture to students in the Dairy Production class on all things milk, including a hands-on udder dissection practical lab.
Work from our lab just published in Endocrinology
The transcriptome of estrogen-independent mammary growth in female mice reveals that not all mammary glands are created equally
Congratulations to Grace Berryhill, recent lab alum and now technical scientist at Jackson Laboratories – on May 22nd, Grace received not one, but 2 major awards!
a) the Kinsella Memorial Prize awarded within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for outstanding PhD research, AND
b) the Max Kleiber Memorial Prize awarded for an outstanding dissertation in nutrition and metabolism (for the unacquainted, Dr Kleiber was a former faculty member at UCDavis who is considered to be one of the historical leaders in the field of biochemistry and metabolism: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/alumni/memorial/kleiber-max.html)
Grace’s accomplishments were recognized on May 22nd at a Graduate Studies reception. Congratulations Grace!!
Not according to Grace Berryhill’s recent publication showing that only some fats have the ability to make the mammary glands grow!
Berryhill GE, Miszewski SG, Trott JF, Kraft J, Lock AL, Hovey RC.
Lipids. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s11745-016-4221-2.
Russ recently was part of the University of Sydney’s Dairy Research Symposium in Wagga Wagga at Charles Sturt University. As part of the meeting we were able to demonstrate to dairy producers and others just what is inside the udder!
Full credit to the folks at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for creating this fast-view version!
Endocrinology. 2016 Aug 29:en20161480. Technical Communication: A convenient method for evaluating epithelial cell proliferation in the whole mammary glands of female mice.
Published with colleagues in the UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine. Grace Berryhill is a PhD student in Animal Biology; Jill Huynh is an undergraduate intern in the Hovey lab.
Congratulations to Grace Berryhill for being awarded best oral presentation at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center “Spotlight on Junior Investigators Symposium”!