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  • CLEAR Center | Department of Animal Science | UC Davis

Sebastian is a current Ph.D. student in the Animal Biology Graduate Group working with Dr. Frank Mitloehner. Born and raised in Honduras, Sebastian has been involved in agriculture since an early age. His love for livestock led him to pursue an education in agriculture where he went onto earning a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from EARTH University and a master’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University. Sebastian joined the Mitloehner lab as a Ph.D. student in January 2020.

Sebastian is passionate about beef cattle production, and he focuses his research on finding new strategies to reduce the environmental impact of livestock production. In the future, Sebastian would like to become a valuable member of the beef industry in the U.S and around the world discovering new ways to make beef production more sustainable.

Besides working with beef cattle, Sebastian enjoys running, horseback riding, or hanging out with friends.


  • Ph.D. in Animal Biology, University of California, Davis (in progress)
  • M.S. in Animal Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock (2019)
  • B.S. in Agronomy, EARTH University, Costa Rica (2015)