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Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Faith Critzer
Assistant Professor
Food Safety Extension Specialist

Sindhu Jagadamma
Assistant Professor
Soil Management

Sarah W. Keenan
Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology


Recent Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates.  Abdi, R, B. E. Gillespie, J. Vaughn, C. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Microbial community structure is affected by cropping sequences and poultry litter under long-term no-tillage Ashworth, A. J., J. M. DeBruyn, F. L. Allen, M. A. Radosevich, and P. R. Owens.  2017.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 114: 210-219.

Postmortem succession of gut microbial communities in deceased human subjects DeBruyn, J. M., and K. A. Hauther.  2017.  PeerJ 5:e3437.

Bicontinuous microemulsions as a biomembrane mimetic system for melittin Hayes, D. G., R. Ye, R. N. Dunlap, D. V. Anunciado, S. V. Pingali, H. M. O'Neill, and V. S. Urban.  2017.  Biochimica et Biochimica Acta: Biomembranes, in press (will appear in 1860 (2018): 624-632). [More]

Effect of Membrane-associated Peptide on the Dynamics of Bicontinuous Microemulsions via Quasi-elastic Neutron Scattering and Neutron Spin-echo Hayes, D. G., V. K. Sharma, V. S. Urban, H. M. O'Neill, S. V. Pingali, M. Ohl, E. Mamatov, and M. Tyagi.  2017.  2017 , American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, April 30–May 3. [More]

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

Biochemical characterization of microbial type terpene synthases in two closely related species of hornworts, Anthoceros punctatus and Anthoceros agrestis.  Xiong, W. D., J. Y. Fu, T. G. Köllner, X. Chen, Q. D. Jia, H. B. Guo, P. Qian, H. Guo, G. J. Wu, and F. Chen.  2017.  Phytochmiestry.

Microbial taxa distribution is associated with ecological trophic cascades along an elevation gradient Yao, F., S. Yang, Z. Wang, X. Wang, J. Ye, J. M. DeBruyn, X. Feng, Y. Jiang, and H. Li.  2017.  Frontiers in Microbiology 8:2071.

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

Vegetation leachate during arctic thaw enhances soil microbial phosphorus.  Buckeridge, K., S. M. Schaeffer, and J. P. Schimel.  2016.  Ecosystems, 19(3):477-489.

Host animal genetic influence in rumen microbial community establishment in cows.  Clemmons, B. A., J. T. Mulliniks, D. R. Donohoe, and P. Myer.  2016.  UT Beef and Forage Center Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UT Beef and Forage Center Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting. Knoxville, TN. [More]

Postmortem Hot Spots: Soil Microbial Community Succession below Decomposing Vertebrate Mortalities.  DeBruyn, J. M., K. L. Cobaugh, M. Moats, J. D. Stevens, and S. W. Keenan.  2016.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA-Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 6-9, 2016.