Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Faculty Research

Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Faculty Research

At VetMed, there are several faculty with AES appointments. In addition to their instruction and research responsibilities, these faculty engage various stakeholders groups in order to disseminate science based information to California farmers and other interested parties.

AES Faculty are eligible to receive internal seed grants through Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH). These funds are federal capacity funds allocated annually by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The following funding has been given out in recent years:


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Additionally, AES Faculty obtain contracts and grants from outside agencies. Last year, AES faculty were awarded $30,680,667.23.


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External Contracts and Grants

PI Name Sponsor Project Title Total
Aly, Sharif UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Demonstration and outreach for control of stable flies and cattle bunching on California dairies $21,332
Atwill, Edward PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Western Center for Food Safety $1,599,000
Chigerwe, Munashe Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Establishing evidence-based wellness practices for veterinary medical students to decrease burnout, depression, anxiety and improve quality of life: A response to increasing rates of veterinarian suicide $9,905
Coffey, Lark NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Engineering High Fidelity Mutations to Increase Safety of Live-Attenuated Alphavirus Vaccines $538,306
Coffey, Lark Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Influenza Surveillance and Research at the University of California, Davis $338,197
Conrad, Patricia UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars $12,271
de Andrade e Pires, Alda California Department of Food and Agriculture Evaluating the food safety impacts of cover-crop grazing in fresh produce systems to improve cover crop adoption, crop-livestock integration, and soil health $1,999,970
Foley, Janet DoD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Mapping the virulence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum through transcriptional profiling in horses $32,910
Foley, Janet DoI Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Amargosa vole surveys $49,350
Foley, Janet DoI Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Amargosa vole surveys $7,500
Kol, Amir Morris Animal Foundation Developing induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling of canine dilated cardiomyopathy $108,000
Lanzaro, Gregory UC Riverside Safely engineering various classes of gene drives to control a major invasive disease vector Ae. aegypti $49,766
Lanzaro, Gregory Open Philanthropy Project STAGE ONE: PATHWAY TO WHO PHASE 2 FIELD TRIALS OF A POPULATION MODIFICATION GEM $1,500,000
Lehenbauer, Terry USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) BRD 2019: Challenges and Opportunities for Reducing the Incidence of Bovine Respiratory Disease. $10,000
Lima, Fabio Texas Technical University Predicting Metritis Cure as a Path to Reduce Antimicrobial Use in Dairy Cows $58,471
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) GeoVet 2019: international conference of spatial epidemiology, geostatistics and GIS applied to veterinary medicine $10,000
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency APPLICATION OF SPATIAL MODEL AT THE INTERFACE OF ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY TO PREDICT HIGH RISK AREAS AT HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA (HPAI). $8,500
Murphy, Brian The Winn Feline Foundation Developing a safe and effective combined anticoronaviral therapy (CACT) for cats with FIP $21,500
Pereira, Richard Cornell University A systems approach to improve quality and shelf life of organic dairy products for domestic and export markets $101,696
Rossow, Heidi California Dairy Research Foundation (Independent) Feed industry fellowship with a focus on dairy feeding systems $73,452
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $4,651,482
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $4,700,001
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $300,000
Smith, Woutrina University of Florida Addressing Young Stock Mortality in Smallholder Farms and Pastoral Herds in Ethiopia $53,986
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $3,234,500
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $9,632,312
Soto Martinez, Esteban California Department of Fish and Wildlife Statewide Fish Disease Research Program $224,999
Soto Martinez, Esteban UC Mexus Efficacy of B Glucan as immunostimulant to Pacific white snook Centropomus viridis $13,850
Soto Martinez, Esteban USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Antigenic profiling of distinct Flavobacterium columnare genetic groups affecting cultured fish species for vaccine development $300,000
Soto Martinez, Esteban University of Michigan Understanding Flavobacterium psychrophilum intraspecific diversity as it pertains to disease management and prevention in aquaculture $25,347
Soto Martinez, Esteban University of Washington Western Regional Aquaculture Center: Emerging and Re-emerging Flavobacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture $52,065
Soto Martinez, Esteban St. Georges University UC Davis - St. George's University Postdoctoral Scholars Program 2019-2021 $60,000
Soto Martinez, Esteban Mississippi State University Investigating the Epidemiology of Edwardsiella piscicida - septicemia in Hybrid Catfish and Other Commercially Important Fish Species in the Southern United States $7,000
Tell, Lisa USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) FARAD, aka Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank $825,000
Tell, Lisa California Department of Food and Agriculture Qualified Individual Training Program $50,000
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