Myrna Cadena

  • Avian Sciences Graduate Group Student

Major Professor: Maurice Pitesky

Home Department: Animal Science


  • Ph.D. Animal Biology UC Davis in progress
  • M.S. Avian Sciences UC Davis in progress
  • B.S. in Animal Science

Research interests

  • Using GIS-based surveys and social network analysis to understand disease transmission in backyard poultry flocks in California. Our goal is to develop network-smart outreach strategies focused on mitigating disease transmission in backyard poultry flocks.
  • Detecting antibodies against avian influenza (AI) in non-waterfowl avian bridge species in order to understand the risk of transmission of AI to commercial poultry in a high risk area of California.