Chris Calvert

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Professor (Emeritus) of Animal Science

Departments

Animal Science

Profile Introduction

Control of protein and energy metabolism, especially as related to growth, lactation, and immune response; protein synthesis; nutrition and gene expression; systems analysis.

Degrees

1978 PhD Animal Science Purdue University
1975 MS Animal Science Montana State University
1974 BS Animal Science Montana State University

Research Interests

Protein and Energy Metabolism and Regulation

Control of protein and energy metabolism, especially as related to growth, lactation, and immune response; protein synthesis; nutrition and gene expression; systems analysis. Specific interest in ATP production and quantifying the energy costs associated with the turnover of ATP.

Health Benefits of Fat and Oil Consumption

Fatty acid metabolism and resulting products that may be related to health benefits as well as potential deleterious effects on animal health.  Focus is on plant and fish fats.

Awards

2003 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

ProfessionalSocieties

American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Society of Animal Science

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic Physiology
  • Domestic Animal Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Animal Biology Graduate Group
Avian Sciences
Graduate Group in Nutrition (GGNB)

Teaching Interests

Biochemistry and Metabolism (physiological chemistry), energy metabolsim, amino acid and nitrogen metabolsim.

Personal Interests

Olive Oil production, genetic variations that impact olive oil chemistry and composition, as well as impacts on oil quality and health benefits. website

Publications

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  • 2013 Kremen, NA, C. C. Calvert, Larsen, JA, Baldwin, RA, Hahn, TP, Fascetti, AJ. Body composition and amino acid concentrations of select birds and mammals consumed by cats in northern and central California. Journal of animal science, 91(3): 1270-6. View this Article

  • 2014 Choy, YY, Quifer-Rada, P, Holstege, DM, Frese, SA, Calvert, CC, Mills, DA, Lamuela-Raventos, RM, Waterhouse, AL. Phenolic metabolites and substantial microbiome changes in pig feces by ingesting grape seed proanthocyanidins. Food & function, 5(9): 2298-308.

  • 2014 Rossow, HA, Calvert, CC. Computer modeling of obesity links theoretical energetic measures with experimental measures of fuel use for lean and obese men. The Journal of nutrition, 144(10): 1650-7.

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  • 2014 Heidi A. Rossow and C. Chris Calvert. Computer Modeling of Obesity Links Theoretical Energetic Measures with Experimental Measures of Fuel Use for Lean and Obese Men. The Journal of Nutrition, 144: 1650-1657.

  • 2014 Choy YY1, Quifer-Rada P, Holstege DM, Frese SA, Calvert CC, Mills DA, Lamuela-Raventos RM, Waterhouse AL. Phenolic metabolites and substantial microbiome changes in pig feces by ingesting grape seed proanthocyanidins. Food & Function, 5(9): 2298-2308.

  • 2015 Frese, SA, Parker, K, Calvert, CC, Mills, DA. Diet shapes the gut microbiome of pigs during nursing and weaning. Microbiome, 3: 28.

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  • 2016 Quifer-Rada, P, Choy, YY, Calvert, CC, Waterhouse, AL, Lamuela-Raventos, RM. Use of metabolomics and lipidomics to evaluate the hypocholestreolemic effect of Proanthocyanidins from grape seed in a pig model. Molecular nutrition & food research, 60(10): 2219-2227.

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