Cleanest team in town!

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!

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!

Thesis congratulations!

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:

Grace’s accomplishments were recognized on May 22nd at a Graduate Studies reception. Congratulations Grace!!

What’s inside the mammary gland – the fast version!

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!


Just published – an alternative way to measure cell growth in the mammary glands!

Endocrinology. 2016 Aug 29:en20161480. Technical Communication: A convenient method for evaluating epithelial cell proliferation in the whole mammary glands of female mice.

Berryhill GE1, Brust-Mascher I2, Huynh JT1, Famula TR1, Reardon C2, Hovey RC1.

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.