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 $17,351,998.


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External Contracts and Grants

PI Lname First Spon Nm Proj Title Total
Aly, Sharif California Department of Food and Agriculture Effect of Antimicrobial Treatments on Rates of Acquisition and Loss of Antimicrobial Resistance in Adult Cattle on California Dairies.  $ 299,968.60
Aly, Sharif California Department of Food and Agriculture Antimicrobial Resistance Genotype in Adult Cattle on California Dairies  $ 299,990.80
Atwill, Edward PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Western Center for Food Safety  $ 1,399,000.06
Coffey, Lark Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Influenza Surveillance and Research at the University of California, Davis  $ 331,750.00
Coffey, Lark NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Engineering High Fidelity Mutations to Increase Safety of Live-Attenuated Alphavirus Vaccines  $ 539,172.00
Conrad, Patricia UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars  $ 12,270.96
Conrad, Patricia UC San Francisco GloCal Health Fellowship Program  $ 86,903.04
Conrad, Patricia Zoetis UCDSquared  $ 91,813.87
de Andrade e Pires, Alda California Department of Food and Agriculture Knowledge and Behaviors of Backyard Producers in Northern California Regarding Animal Health and Antimicrobial Use  $ 1.00
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  $ 50,400.00
Foley, Janet DoI United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Disease models and den treatments for mange in San Joaquin kit foxes  $ 47,000.00
Foley, Janet DoI United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Development of plans for habitat enhancement and restoration supporting recovery of Amargosa vole  $ 132,908.08
Foley, Janet California Department of Fish and Wildlife Back to the wild: evaluating how a captive colony of Amargosa voles  $ 286,435.00
Gallardo, Rodrigo California Department of Food and Agriculture Southern California Newcastle Disease Virus (vND) Outreach  $ 157,575.00
Lanzaro, Gregory UC Riverside Safely engineering various classes of gene drives to control a major invasive disease vector Ae. aegypti  $ 34,397.13
Lanzaro, Gregory UC San Diego TIGS-UC Davis - Field trials for the evaluation of GE Anopheles malaria vectors  $ 299,312.00
Lanzaro, Gregory NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Evaluating leading GM mosquito strategies using novel A. gambiae population dynamic data and models  $ 626,762.12
Lanzaro, Gregory UC Irvine UCI Malaria Initiative  $ 4,403,453.00
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).  $ 34,000.00
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz National Science Foundation (NSF) BIGDATA: IA: A multi-level approach for global optimization of the surveillance and control of infectious disease in the swine industry  $ 1,600,000.09
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Unraveling The Effect of Contact Networks & Socio-Economic Factors in The Emergence Of Infectious Diseases At The Wild-Domestic Interface  $ 2,500,000.01
Murphy, Brian The Winn Feline Foundation Developing a safe and effective combined anticoronaviral therapy (CACT) for cats with FIP  $ 23,779.00
Pandey, Pramod California Department of Food and Agriculture Alternative Manure Management Program Technical Assistance  $  24,000.00
Pandey, Pramod California Department of Parks and Recreation Contract C1670803  $  429,104.55
Pandey, Pramod California Department of Parks and Recreation Contract C1670803  $ 712,500.00
Pitesky, Maurice California Department of Food and Agriculture Survey of antibiotic resistance and the subsequent promotion of judicious use of antibiotics in backyard poultry (BYP)  $ 19,020.00
Pitesky, Maurice Sandia National Laboratories Real-Time Biological Agent Detection and Forensic Signature Determination  $ 45,000.00
Pitesky, Maurice USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Developing In-Person and On-line Resources for Gardeners and Backyard Poultry Keepers in California Following Wildfires  $ 66,202.00
Rossow, Heidi California Dairy Research Foundation (Independent) Feed industry fellowship with a focus on dairy feeding systems.  $ 64,488.00
Silva del Rio, Noelia California Department of Food and Agriculture Pre-weaned Dairy Calf Stewardship Guidelines and Best Management Practices  $ 89,959.40
Smith, Woutrina University of Florida Addressing Young Stock Mortality in Smallholder Farms and Pastoral Herds in Ethiopia  $ 100,000.00
Smith, Woutrina University of Florida Addressing Young Stock Mortality in Smallholder Farms and Pastoral Herds in Ethiopia  $ 134,527.03
Soto Martinez, Esteban USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) NIFA-AFRI Conference Grant for International Symposium of Aquatic Animal Health  $ 9,000.00
Soto Martinez, Esteban Michigan State University Assessing the risk of emergent and endemic fish pathogens to Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations  $ 52,632.00
Soto Martinez, Esteban St. Georges University UC Davis - St. George's University Postdoctoral Scholars Program 2019-2021  $ 60,000.00
Soto Martinez, Esteban California Department of Fish and Wildlife Testing of Viral Samples for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Health Laboratory (2018-2021)  $ 444,795.00
Tell, Lisa Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation Avian Helicopters in Urban Gardens:  Use of Radiofrequency Identification Technology for Studying Charismatic Pollinators in California  $ 20,000.00
Tell, Lisa California Department of Food and Agriculture Qualified Individual Training Program  $ 100,000.55
Tell, Lisa California Department of Food and Agriculture Qualified Individual Training Program  $ 149,999.00
Tell, Lisa USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) FOOD ANIMAL RESIDUE AVOIDANCE DEPLETION PROGRAM (FARAD, aka historically Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank, 7 USC 7642)  $ 825,000.00
Weimer, Bart USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) A diazotrophic microbiome associated with maize reduces dependence on N fertilization  $ 748,879.00
 $ 17,351,998