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 $12,095,776.


AES Awards Chart 2021

External Contracts and Grants

PI Name Sponsor Project Title Total
Lima, Fabio USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Integrating host genome and rumen microbiome to improve milk production efficiency in dairy cattle $471,902
Rumbeiha, Wilson USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) CA 19 PPA Inorganic Bromide $20,000
Tell, Lisa USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) FARAD, aka Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank $845,000
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF Convergence Accelerator- Track D: Data-driven disease control and prevention in veterinary health $944,875
Rossow, Heidi California Dairy Research Foundation (Independent) Precision and accuracy of cow side tests for quarter SCC $38,200
Shapiro, Karen Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) AAVMC FFAR Veterinary Research Fellow to Address Global Changes in Food and Agriculture $16,000
Atwill, Edward PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Western Center for Food Safety $1,999,000
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $1,298,159
Rumbeiha, Wilson NIH National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) ToxMSDT: An Innovative Toxicology Pathway mentoring program targeting underrepresented STEM students $482,584
Soto Martinez, Esteban Mississippi State University Investigation the Epidemiology of Edwardsiella piscicida-Septicemia in Hybrid Catfish and Other Commercially Important Fish Species in the Southern United States $6,500
Lima, Fabio Zoetis Determining bioactivity of nerve growth factor-? purified from Bull seminal plasma in bovine in theca and granulosa cells $39,211
Pandey, Pramod California Department of Parks and Recreation Contract C1670803 $1,700,000
Gallardo, Rodrigo USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Newcastle disease quality assurance program linked with vaccination for game bird owners $349,834
Aly, Sharif UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Demonstration and outreach for control of stable flies and cattle bunching on California dairies $1,668
Rumbeiha, Wilson NIH National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) ToxMSDT: An Innovative Toxicology Pathway mentoring program targeting underrepresented STEM students $3,234
Gallardo, Rodrigo Iowa State University False layer syndrome in hens, prevention strategies and their long-term effects $120,000
Shapiro, Karen USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Viable Protozoan Pathogen Dynamics In Oysters And Associated Risk To Shellfish Consumers $480,000
Coffey, Lark Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District Evaluating mosquito excreta as an early warning system for arbovirus surveillance in remote locations $37,210
Shapiro, Karen USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Simultaneous Detection, Viability Discrimination, and Quantitative Risk Assessment of Shellfish-Borne Protozoan Pathogens $480,000
Depenbrock, Sarah California Department of Food and Agriculture Prevalence of in-vitro phenotypic antibiotic resistance in respiratory bacterial isolates from weaned dairy heifers in California with and without respiratory disease and the association with farm level management variables and enteric bacterial minimum i $7,200
Tell, Lisa Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation UC Davis Hummingbird Health and Conservation Program: Sample Collection and Freezer Storage of Carcasses for Hummingbird Health and Conservation Studies $16,000
Conrad, Patricia UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars $12,019
Rossow, Heidi California Dairy Research Foundation (Independent) Feed industry fellowship with a focus on dairy feeding systems $77,606
Conley, Alan North Dakota State University Role of placental and fetal pregnanes and their metabolites in parturition and extra uterine survival $249,658
de Andrade e Pires, Alda USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Capacity Building Using Train-the-Trainer Approach to Improve Biosecurity and Reduce Disease Spread in Small-scale and Backyard Livestock and Poultry Premises $397,409
Shapiro, Karen University of Southern California Interaction between microplastics and pathogen pollutants in marine ecosystems: Implications for seafood safety $55,335
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Development of a Precision epidemiology web-based tool for livestock disease management $1,000,000
Pereira, Richard California Department of Food and Agriculture Evaluation of an Antibiogram Framework from Commercial Dairy Farms in California for Bovine Respiratory Disease Bacterial Pathogens. $270,821
Soto Martinez, Esteban California Department of Fish and Wildlife Testing of Viral Samples for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Health Laboratory $468,195
Aly, Sharif California Department of Food and Agriculture Antimicrobial Resistance Genotype in Adult Cattle on California Dairies $12,000
Soto Martinez, Esteban University of Washington Western Regional Aquaculture Center: Emerging and Re-emerging Flavobacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture $61,751
Tell, Lisa California Department of Food and Agriculture CDFA: Veterinary Feed Directive Online Training $132,000
Pereira, Richard Cornell University A systems approach to improve quality and shelf life of organic dairy products for domestic and export markets $2,406

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