Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

UArizona Beef Herd Undergoes Comprehensive Genetic Testing

The University of Arizona now has a complete genome description of its academic beef herd after completing a SNP (single nucleotide polymorphisms) typing project this past May at the V Bar V Agricultural Experiment Station in Coconino County.

“I don’t know of any other university that has this,” UA Vice President of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension Shane Burgess said. “We’re doing what land-grant universities are supposed to do – research that doesn’t just get published but is proactively getting into our local economies.”

Antonio Camacho-Hernandez

University of Arizona freshman Antonio Camacho-Hernandez discovered his professional calling after rushing into a situation most people try to avoid.

Camacho-Hernandez was spending the summer before his senior year of high school shadowing his aunt, an ER doctor, at a hospital in Texas. He was helping with some paperwork one day when a bell sounded for a “code blue” emergency. Camacho-Hernandez followed his aunt into a room that soon filled with more than 30 doctors and nurses working to save the patient’s life.

Patricia Stock

Dr. Stock earned her B.S. in Biology (emphasis in Zoology) and her Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (emphasis in Parasitology and Nematology) at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. At the University of Arizona, she is currently the Director for the School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS), as well as a professor of Entomology, ACBS, and Plant Sciences.

UA Rodeo Team Celebrates 79th Anniversary

Tucson’s Rodeo culture has been ingrained in the community and its traditions since 1925 when the first rodeo opened for three days out of the year. Today, with the community setting aside two full weekends for rodeo competitions, the event is more than just entertainment—it’s a part of Tucson life and one of the biggest rodeos in the country. With the rodeo and the University of Arizona playing equally big parts in Tucson’s identity, it’s no surprise that UA students created the first collegiate rodeo team in the United States in 1939.


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