People

Yanhong Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science

Hometown: Jiaozuo, Henan, China
Degrees:
Biological Science, BS, 2004, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Animal Nutrition, MS, 2007, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Animal Science, PhD, 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA




ji-peng-indexPeng Ji, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition

Hometown: Jilin, Jilin, China
Degrees:
Animal Science, BS, 2005, Shenyang Agricultural University, Shenyang, China
Animal Nutrition, MS, 2008, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Animal Science, PhD, 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA

 

GRADUATE STUDENT


Yijie He (PhD Student) 

Hometown: Xinjiang, China
Degrees: 
Animal Science, BS, 2012, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Animal Science, MS, 2015, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN, USA 
Research Interests : Monogastric animal nutrition 
Email: yjhe@ucdavis.edu

 

 

Kwangwook Kim (PhD Student)

Hometown: Cheonan, South Korea
Degrees:
Animal Science & Biotechnology, BS, 2014, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Animal Biology, MS, 2018, University of California, Davis, USA
Email: kwkkim@ucdavis.edu
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Cynthia Jinno (Master Student)

Hometown: West Hollywood, CA
Degrees:
Animal Science, BS, 2017, University of California, Davis, USA
Research Interests :
Monogastric animal nutrition and physiology
Email: cnjinno@ucdavis.edu

 

 

Nicole Doan (Master Student)

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Degrees:
Animal Science, BS, 2016, University of California, Davis, USA
Research Interests :
Animal nutrition and brain development
Email: nndoan@ucdavis.edu

 

 

Joslyn Mendez (Master Student)

Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Degrees:
Animal Science, BS, 2016, University of California, Davis, USA
Research Interests: 
Dairy calf nutrition
Email: josmendez@ucdavis.edu

JUNIOR SPECIALIST

Lauren Kovanda
Junior Specialist

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Degrees:
Animal Science, BS, 2017, California State University, Fresco, CA
Research Interests: 
Feed alternatives to antibiotics
Email: LLKovanda@gmail.com



VISITING SCHOLAR

Xia Xiong, Ph. D.
Associate Researcher
The Chinese Academy of Science, Hunan, China
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Degrees:
Applied Chemistry, BS, 2002, Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China 
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD, 2010, Hunan Normal University, Hunan, China
Research Interests:
Nutrients absorption and metabolism along the crypt-villus axis of small intestine; 
Proteomics analysis in small intestine or enterocytes by non-ruminants;
Feed alternatives to antibiotics.
Email: xiaxiong@ucdavis.edu

Minho Song, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Department Head of Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Chungnam National University
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Degrees:
Applied Animal Science, BS, 2003, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Animal Science, MS, 2007, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
Animal Science, PhD, 2011, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Research Interests: Non-ruminant animal nutrition
Email: mhsong@cnu.ac.kr

 

ALUMNI

Bi'e Tan, Ph.D.
Associate Researcher
The Chinese Academy of Science, Hunan, China
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Degrees:
Animal Medicine, BS, 2001, Hunan Agricultural University, Hunan, China
Animal Nutrition, MS and PhD, 2010, Institute of Subtrophical Agricultural, The Chinese Academy of Science, Hunan, China
Research Interests: The signaling pathway of intestinal development and regeneration of piglets; 
Animal acids sensing mechanisms in the intestine of piglets; 
The regulation of bioactivators on intestinal oxidative stress and inflammation of piglets
Email: bietan@isa.ac.cn
Time at UC Davis: December 2016 to December 2017


Zhaohai Wu 
Visiting student 
Ph.D. Candidate at China Agricultural University 
Hometown: Weifang, Shandong, China 
Degrees: 
Animal Science, BS, 2011, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China 
Animal Science, MS, 2014, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China 
Animal Science, PhD, 2018, China Agricultural University, China 
Research Interests: Gut microbiota of Calves, Calf Nutritional Management 
Email: zhowu@ucdavis.edu
Time at UC Davis: February 2017 to February 2018