Chris Calvert

Chris Calvert

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Unit
Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


Bio

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.

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.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Animal Biology Graduate Group
  • Avian Sciences
  • Graduate Group in Nutrition (GGNB)
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Domestic Animal Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic Physiology

Honors and Awards

  • 2003 UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

    Professional Societies

    • American Society for Nutritional Sciences
    • American Society of Animal Science

    Degrees

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

    Publications

    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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