- Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1975
- M.S., University of California, Davis, 1973
- B.S., University of California, Davis 1971
Milk composition: Our research is directed to
improving the fatty acid composition of milk fat and increasing cheese
yield in dairy cattle using molecular genetics tools.
of the high growth (hg) gene in mice: hg is a
natural mutation in mice that increase growth rate and mature body size
by 30-50%. Our work is directed towards the characterization of hg.
Sex determination in sturgeon and rainbow trout: We are interested in identifying molecular markers that could be used for sexing fish and to study the mode of sex determination in sturgeon and rainbow trout. (Genome cover photograph of the white sturgeon synaptonemal complex)
- 2001 National Medal of Science and Technology
- Animal Science: