Chris Calvert

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Professor of Animal Science

Departments

Animal Science

Offices and Labs

1255 Meyer Hall
752-1269
250 Mrak Hall

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

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

Awards

2003 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

ProfessionalSocieties

The Nutrition Society
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
Comparative Nutrition Society
American Society of Animal Science
The Metabolomics Society

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, Nutrition, & Avian Sciences

Labs

1410 Meyer Hall
  • Jennifer Stern, PhD Student

Teaching Interests

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

Courses

ABI 102 Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Fall)
ABI 103 Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Winter)
NUT 257 Selected Topics in Nutritional and Hormonal Control of Nitrogen Metabolism (Fall)
MCP 210C Adv. Phys. (Quest lectures, Prof. T. Adams in charge) (Spring)

Publications

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  • Johnson, H. A., K. C. Klasing, and C. C. Calvert. 2003. Challenging the assumptions in estimating protein fractional synthesis rate using a model of rodent protein turnover. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol., 537:221-237
  • Humphrey, B. D., C. C. Calvert, and K. C. Klasing. 2004. The ratio of full length IgY to truncated IgY in immune complexes afects macrophage phagocytosis and the acute phase response of mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos). Dev. Comp. Immunology, 28:665-672.
  • Humphrey Brooke D., Charles B. Stephensen, Chris C. Calvert, Kirk C. Klasing. 2004 Glucose and cationic amino acid transporter expression in growing chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 138:515525.
  • Bertolini, M., A. L. Moyer, J. B. Mason, C. A. Batchelder, K. A. Hoffert, L. R. Bertolini, G. F. Carneiro, S. L. Cargill, T. R. Famula, C. C. Calvert, R. D. Sainz and G. B. Anderson. 2004. Evidence of increased substrate availability to in vitro-derived bovine foetuses and association with accelerated conceptus growth. Reproduction,128:341354.
  • Calvert, C. C., and R. L. Baldwin. 2004. Mathematical Models: Metabolism. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Science, edited by Wilson Pond and Alan Bell. Marcel Dekker, Inc. pp. 606-608.
  • Bertolini M, Batchelder CA, Carneiro GF, Valadez LE, Famula TR, Calvert CC, Sainz RD and Anderson GB. 2005. Transplacental xylose transfer in bovine pregnancies. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 33(2):183-193.
  • Selvaraj, R. K., E. A. Koutsos, C. C. Calvert and K. C. Klasing. 2006. Dietary lutein and fat interact to modify macrophage properties in chicks hatched from carotenoid deplete or replete eggs. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nutr. 90: 7080.
  • Humphrey, B. D., C. B. Stephensen, C. C. Calvert and Kirk C. Klasing. 2006. Lysine deficiency and feed restriction independently alter cationic amino acid transporter expression in chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). Comp. Biochem. Phys., Part A, 143: 218-227.
  • Renquist, B.J., J.W. Oltjen, R.D. Sainz, and C.C. Calvert. 2006. Effects of age on body condition and production parameters of multiparous beef cows. Journal of Anim. Sci. 84:1890-1895.
  • Renquist, B.J., J.W. Oltjen, R.D. Sainz, and C.C. Calvert. 2006. Relationship between body condition score and production of multiparous beef cows. Livestock Science 104: 147-155.
  • Renquist, Benjamin J., Christopher C. Calvert, Betty M. Adams and Thomas E. Adams. 2008. Circulating estradiol suppresses luteinizing hormone pulse frequency during dietary restriction. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 34:301-310.
  • Renquist, B.J., T. E. Adams, B. M. Adams and C. C. Calvert. 2008. Dietary restriction reduces the rate of estradiol clearance in sheep (Ovis aries. J. Anim Sci. 86:1124-1131.
  • Larsen, J.A., A.J. Fascetti, C.C. Calvert and Q.R. Rogers. 2010. Bioavailability of lysine for kittens in overheated casein is underestimated by the rat growth assay method. J. Anim. Phys. Anim. Nutr. 94:e102-e108.
  • Jinks , James W. Oltjen, Peter H. Robinson and Chris C. Calvert. 2010. Fecal pats help to predict nutrient intake by cattle during summer on California’s annual rangelands. Cal. Ag. 64:101- 105.