Bioactive Research

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Vermont Punongba Dia
Assistant Professor
Food Chemistry and Food Bioactives

Michael John De Veth
Assistant Professor
Bioactive compound influence on dairy cattle

Groups and Facilities

(3 mentions)

Bioactive Natural Products 
Harnessing this natural 'arsenal' for agriculture and medicine.



A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017


Recent Publications

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

BG-4, a novel bioactive peptide from Momordica charantia, inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation in THP-1 human macrophages.  Jones, L. D., P. Pangloli, H. B. Krishan, and V. P. Dia.  2017.  American Chemical Society, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting. April 2-6, 2017. San Francisco, CA. Oral Presentation.

Nematicidal Activity and Saponin Concentration of Chenopod Extracts Batson, E. K., and T. Kouser.  2016.  Proceedings of the International Science and Engineering Fair, Phoenix, AR. 08/08/16-05/08/16. [Abstract]

Bioactive chemicals extracted from switchgrass have antimicrobial properties.  Bruce, A.  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

Microemulsions as delivery vehicles of hydrophobic food bioactive compounds.  Chen, H., and Q. Zhong.  2016.  World Innovation Conference & Expo, May 22-25, Washington, DC. Paper #M3.503.

Antibacterial Activity and Chemical Characterization of Resin from Sciadopitys verticillata (Thunb.) Siebold and Zuccarini.  Yates, D. I.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Solvent-Free Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Technical-Grade Sugar Esters and Evaluation of Their Physicochemical and Bioactive Properties Ye, Ran, D. G. Hayes, R. Burton, A. Liu, F. M. Harte, and Y. Wang.  2016.  Catalysts, 6(6):78. [Abstract]

Structuring solid/oil/water emulsions to deliver water-soluble bioactive food ingredients.  Zhang, Y.  2016.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Structuring colloidal particles for encapsulation and delivery of bioactives.  Zhong, Q.  2016.  The Conference of Food Engineering, Sept. 12-14, Columbus, OH. Paper # S12-1.

Caseinate/pectin nanocomplexes as potential oral delivery vehicles of lipophilic bioactive compounds.  Luo, Y., K. Pan, and Q. Zhong.  2015.  The 2015 IFT Annual Meeting, July 11-14, Chicago, IL.

Soluble phenol extraction and weed suppressive activity of selected bioactive wood mulches.  Oetting, C., W. E. Klingeman, A. M. Taylor, K. P. Hoyt, A. L. Wszelaki, and P. C. Flanagan.  2013.  Proc. S. Nursery Res. Conf., 58: 93-98.

Solid lipid nanoparticles for delivering bioactive compounds in beverages.  Zhong, Q.  2013.  The 2013 IFT Annual Meeting, July 13-16, Chicago, IL. Paper # 016-04.