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Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Doris H. D'Souza
Associate Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

William F. (Bill) Brown
Dean and Director
Dean and Director

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Mark Thomas Morgan
Professor and Head

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

John Brian (Brian) Alford
Assistant Professor
Fishery conservation and management

Vermont Punongba Dia
Assistant Professor
Food Chemistry and Food Bioactives

Chika C. Okafor
Assistant Professor
Food Safety & Epidemiology

Andrea Sketch (Andi) Lear
Clinical Instructor
Food Animal Field Services

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

Nathan Miller
Extension Assistant I
Food Safety

Tao Wu
Associate Professor
Food Carbohydrates

Emily Ruth Urban
Programs Administrator



UTIA and MTSU Partnership Establishes Organic Forage Cropping Systems in Middle Tennessee, 3/8/2018

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promoting the Responsible Conduct of Research at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, 11/1/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

New Ventures | GAP Connections, 7/26/2017

Faculty 360 | John Munafo, 7/12/2017

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

Karen Jones: Food Scientist, Avid Volunteer, Cancer Survivor, 2/7/2017


(1 mention)

Tennessee Magic Moments 
Teaming with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau Federation, and producer groups across the state to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture to our state and in our lives.

(1 mention)

Organic Vegetables 
The earth provides the foods we eat -- including healthy vegetables. UT researchers are studying how best to grow these crops, and part of that work involves organic farming.


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]

Nutrition and food habits of eastern elk.  Muller, L. I.  2018.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, D. White, J. Cox, and J. Larkin (editors). Elk in eastern North America. Missoula, Montana, USA.

Breeding for improved oil quality in high yielding soybean lines using molecular markers for selecting fAD3A and FAD3C mutant alleles.  A. Willette, H. Bhandari, C. E. Sams, F. Chen, V. R. Sykes, C. Smallwood, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  World Soybean Research Conference 10, Poster completed and displayed in Plant Biotechnology Bldg. Conference cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. [Abstract]

2015-2017 4-H Food Smart Families quarter 2.2 report.  Brawner, S.  2017.  National 4-H Council.

2015-2017 4-H Food Smart Families final report.  Brawner, S.  2017.  National 4-H Council.

Policy Considerations for Limiting Unintended Residual Plastic in Agricultural Soils Brodhagen, M., J. Goldberger, D. G. Hayes, D. A. Inglis, and T. L. Marsh.  2017.  Environmental Science and Policy, 69: 81-84. [Abstract]

Activity of Switchgrass Extractives Against Plant and Foodborne Pathogens.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, 2017, Knoxville, TN.

Switchgrass extractives reduce bacterial diseases of tomato foliage and populations of foodborne pathogens on tomato fruit.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  Phytopathology, 107 (Suppl. 5): S5.51. American Phytopathological Society annual meeting, August 5-9, San Antonio, TX.

BE MORE - Food Policies in the Workplace.  Burney, J. L.  2017.  Extension publication.

BE MORE - Food Demonstrations in Grocery Stores and Farmers' Markets.  Burney, J. L.  2017.  Extension publication.

Tackling Food Safety at Tailgates.  Burney, J. L.  2017.  News You Can Use.

Lessons Learned about Rural Food Retail from a Community Level Obesity Prevention Grant Burney, J. L., C. L. Sweet, K. L. Franck, T. Short, and R. Erwin.  2017.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol 49 (7):S47, JUL.