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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Mohammad R. (Reza) Hajimorad
Associate Professor
Plant viruses

Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops



UTRF Maturation Funding Program: Open for Submissions, 10/23/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

UTIA Faculty Spotlight | Dr. Jim Brosnan, 7/18/2017

Preparing “Big Grants”—How to Lead a Team Effort, 10/29/2016


Recent Publications

Identification, characterization, and genetic comparison of Fusarium species isolated from switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Collins, T.  2018.  M.S. Thesis.

A key for the determination of European species of Eosentomon Berlese, 1909 (Protura, Eosentomata, Eosentomidae) Shrubovych, J., and E. C. Bernard.  2018.  ZooKeys, 742:1-12. [Abstract]

Identification of molecular mechanisms of resistance to transgenic maize producing the Cry1Fa protein in different Spodoptera frugiperda populations.  Banerjee, R.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Identification of southeastern bat species using non-invasive genetic sampling of individual guano pellets.  Brown, V. A, E. V. Willcox, K. E. Fagan, and R. F. Bernard.  2017.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Identification of Key Aroma Compounds in Raw and Roasted Lily Bulbs (Bai He).  Chiang, N., C. Ho, and J. P. Munafo.  2017.  Flavour and Fragrance Journal.

Identification of probiotic bacteria with antifungal activity in the cutaneous microbiome of endangered Tennessee bats.  Grisnik, M., J. P. Munafo, D. Istvanko, J. Campbell, C. Simpson, D. Thames, C. Holliday, and D. Walker.  2017.  Mycological Society of America.

MTPSLs: new terpene synthases in nonseed plants Jia, Q, T. G. Köllner, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2017.  Trends in Plant Science. [Abstract]

Specificity determinants for Cry insecticidal proteins: Insights from their mode of action Jurat-Fuentes, J. L., and N. Crickmore.  2017.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 142: 5-10. [Abstract]

Resistance is Futile: Estimating the Costs of Managing Herbicide Resistance as a First-order Markov Process and the Case of US Upland Cotton Producers Lambert, D. M., J. A. Larson, R. K. Roberts, B. C. English, X. Zhou, L. L. Falconer, R. J. Hogan, J. L. Johnson, and J. M. Reeves.  2017.  Agricultural Economics, 48:387-396. [Abstract]

Identification of important physiological traits and moderators that are associated with improved salt tolerance in CBL and CIPK overexpressors through a meta-analysis.  Ma, Y., Q. Cheng, Z. Cheng, H. Li, Y. Chang, and J. Lin.  2017.  Frontier in Plant Sciences., doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00856.

Analysis of a Market for Tradable Credits, Policy Uncertainty Effects on Investment Decisions, and the Potential to Supply a Renewable Aviation Fuel Industry with an Experimental Industrial Oilseed.  Markel, E. L.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

The true identity of Dixa modesta Johannsen (Diptera: Dixidae) resolved: synonymy of Dixa similis Johannsen, designation of the Dixa ubiquita species group, and description of three new eastern Nearctic species.  Moulton, J. K.  2017.  Zootaxa, 4216(3): 247–260. [Abstract]