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Elizabeth Maga

Elizabeth A. Maga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Applied Molecular Genetics
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

+1 530-752-5930
Office: 2125 Meyer Hall


Current Graduate Students 


Jennifer Jankovitz, Ph.D. Student, Animal Biology Graduate Group

Dissertation topic: Androgen receptor knockout pigs



Dawn Cayabyab


Dawn Cayabyab, Ph.D. Student, Animal Biology Graduate Group

Dissertation topic: Gene editing in livestock embryonic stem cells



Austin Weber, Ph.D. Student, Food Science Graduate Group

Dissertation topic: Uses of milk from lysozyme transgenic goats


Sebastian Lobo, Ph.D. Student, Animal Biology Graduate Group

Dissertation topic: Gene editing in livestock


 Former Graduate Students


Jill Hagey, Ph.D. Animal Biology 2020

Investigating the Fecal Microbiome in Dairy Cattle Using Updated and Robust Sequencing Analysis




Raquel Pinho, Ph.D. Animal Biology 2019

Effect of Nutritional Status, Milk Supplementation and Infection by Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli on Gene Expression Along the Length of the Small Intestine of Weaned Piglets



Tyler Miyasaki, M.S. Food Science 2019

Analysis of Use of Transgenic Goat Milk to Suppress Clostridium tyrobutyricum Growth and Associated Microbiome Shifts




Kathleen Furtado, M.S. Animal Biology 2018

Transgenic Goats’ Milk Containing Human Lysozyme Restores the Microbiota in a Dextran Sodium Sulfate-Induced Porcine Model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Stephanie Chew, M.S. Animal Biology 2017

Metagenomic Analysis of Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Malnourished Pigs Supplemented with Lysozyme-Rich Transgenic Goat Milk





Lydia Garas, Ph.D. Animal Biology 2016

Investigating the Effects of Lysozyme Transgenic Goat Milk on E. coli Infection, Malnutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease




Jill Hagey, M.S. Animal Biology 2015

Modulation of Gut Microbes: Interplay between Peptidoglycan Recognition Proteins and Lysozyme




Merritt Clark, M.S. Animal Biology 2013

Assessing Unintended Effects of a Mammary-Specific Transgene at the Whole Animal Level in Host and Non-Target Animals




Elizabeth McInnis, M.S. Animal Biology 2012

Bacterial Profiling of Raw Milk from Lysozyme Transgenic and Control Goats




Kathryn Jackson, M.S. Animal Biology 2009

Growth and Reproduction of Lysozyme Transgenic Goats




Erika Scharfen, M.S. Animal Biology 2006

Utilization of Human Lysozyme Transgenic Goat Milk in Cheesemaking: Effects on Bacterial Profile and Yield.