Grace Berryhill


In the Hovey lab I studied the mechanisms of estrogen-independent mammary gland growth stimulated by diet. I focused on mammary gland development during puberty, with particular emphasis on terminal end bud formation.


J.F. Trott, J. Kim, O.A. Aboud, H. Wettersten, B. Stewart, G.E. Berryhill, F. Uzal, R.C. Hovey, C.H. Chen, K. Anderson, A. Graef, A.L. Sarver, J.F. Modiano, R.H. Weiss. 2016. Inhibiting tryptophan metabolism enhances interferon therapy in kidney cancer. Oncotarget.

G.E. Berryhill, I. Brust-Mascher, J.H. Huynh, T.R. Famula, C. Reardon, R.C. Hovey. 2016. Technical Communication: A convenient method for evaluating epithelial cell proliferation in the whole mammary glands of female mice. Endocrinology.

G.E. Berryhill, J.F. Trott, and R.C. Hovey. 2015. Mammary gland development – it’s not just about estrogen. J Dairy Sci.

Schennink, J.F. Trott, G.E. Berryhill, C.E. Donovan, R. Manjarin, M.K. VanKlompenberg, A.R. Rowson-Hodel, M.Y. Luis, and R.C. Hovey. 2014. Alcohol intake stimulates epithelial proliferation in an authentic model of the human breast. Reprod Toxicol.

G.E. Berryhill, J.M. Gloviczki, J.F. Trott, L. Aimo, J. Kraft, R.D. Cardiff, C.T. Paul, W.K. Petrie, A.L. Lock, and R.C. Hovey. 2012. Diet-induced metabolic change induces estrogen-independent allometric mammary growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(40):16294-9.

G.E. Berryhill, J.F. Trott, S.G. Miszewski, J. Kraft, A.L. Lock, and R.C. Hovey. 2017. Estrogen-independent mammary gland growth stimulated by trans fats is fatty acid type and isomer specific. Lipids 52(3):223-233.


National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Funded by the National Cancer Institute. Award # 1F31CA189421. Title: Mechanisms of diet-induced estrogen-independent mammary growth

University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Spotlight on Junior Investigators Symposium Prize for Best Oral Presentation. June 2016. Title: Temporospatial and transcriptional profiling of estrogen-independent mammary gland growth induced by diet

Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium Dean’s Prize for Best Oral Presentation. April 2011. Title: Effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acid on mammary gland development in Balb/cJ mice