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Robert S. (Rob) Freeland
Biological Instrumentation

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, & precision ag

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor
Unsaturated flow and transport

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Janice Lannett (Lannett) Edwards
Reproductive Physiology & Embryology

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

C Owen (Owen) Gwathmey
Professor Emeritus, Post-retirement appointment
Crop physiology and agronomy

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

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

F. Neal (Neal) Schrick
Professor and Head
Reproductive physiology

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

Charles M. (Chuck) Denney

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Henry G Kattesh
Physiology and Endocrinology

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

Hugo Eiler
Physiology & Electrodiagnostic

Michael H. Sims
Professor & Director, Vet. Medical Comm.
Physiology & Electodiagnostic

Sherry K. Cox
Clinical Associate Professor

Tomas Martin-Jimenez
Associate Professor

Robert W. (Bob) Henry
Macroscopic anatomy & Plastination

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Diane Hendrix

Marti Drum
Clinical Instructor
Physical Therapy

Daniel A. Ward

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Theodore B Henry
Assistant Professor
Fish physiology and pathology

James Mark (Mark) Young
IT Specialist III
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Robert M. (Bob) Hayes
Director and Professor
Weed Science

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Ky Pohler
Assistant Professor
Reproductive Physiology

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage


Host & Pathogen Interactions Between Amphibians & Ancient Fungal, 9/22/2015

Politics and Research Behind Pollution, Climate Change, Disease and Amphibian Declines, 4/30/2014

Modeling the dynamics of amphibian chytridiomycosis, 3/19/2014



Dr. Jagadamma receives 2017 Ralph E. Powe Faculty Enhancement Award, 8/22/2017

UT-ORNL to Shepherd US-China Transdisciplinary Environmental Research Network, 6/26/2017

WTREC Welcomes New Faculty Member, 11/2/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

UTIA Researchers Find Another Glyphosate-Resistant Weed, 12/8/2015

Team to Address Emerging Diseases in Amphibians & Reptiles, 5/26/2015

Lori Duncan wins the Institute's 2015 Photo Competition, 4/30/2015

UTIA professor 'Philip' Ye receives award, 5/14/2014


1 mention

Home Tomato Production 
UT Extension shares tips that can enhance the quality of the tomatoes you grow in your garden.


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.

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. [More]

Development and characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci for Cryptolepsis sanguinolenta, an African antimalarial plant.  Amissah, J. N., P. A. Wadl, D. Hadziabdic, S. L. Boggess, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  HortScience.

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [More]

Phytosanitary wood treatments for TCD and nursery stock colonization by the walnut twig beetle.  Audley, J., S. W. Myers, A. M. Taylor, W. E. Klingeman, S. W. Fraedrich, P. Merten, R. Camp, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN.

Influence of post-weaning management system during the finishing phase on grasslands or feedlot on aiming to improvement of the beef cattle production Barbero, R. P., E. B. Malheiros, R. N. Oakes, J. T. Mulliniks, L. M. Deviatti, J. F. W. Koscheck, E. P. Romanzini, A. C. Ferrari, D. M. Renesto, T. T. Berchielli, A. C. Ruggieri, and R. A. Reis.  2017.  Agricultural Systems.

Seed Inorganic Phosphorus Stability and Agronomic Performance of Two Low Phytate Soybean Lines Evaluated Across Six Southern U.S. Environments.  Boehm, J.D., F. R. Walker, H. Bhandari, D. A. Kopsell, and V. R. Pantalone.  2017.  Crop Science, 57:1-9. [More]

Insights into land plant evolution garnered from the Marchantia polymorpha genome Bowman, J.L., and T. Kohchi et al.., F. Chen, and S. Chiyoda et al..  2017.  Cell, 171: 287304. [More]

Trapping methods for walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, during the height of population density in eastern Tennessee.  Bray, A., J. B. Oliver, W. E. Klingeman, and N. N. Youssef.  2017.  Ann. Meeting of the Entomol. Soc. Amer., Denver, CO. 4-9 November 2017.

Confirmation and control of annual bluegrass with resistance to prodiamine and glyphosate.  Breeden, S. M., J. T. Brosnan, T. C. Mueller, G. K. Breeden, B. J. Horvath, and S. A. Senseman.  2017.  Weed Technology, 31:111-119.

Confirmation and control of annual bluegrass resistant to photosystem II inhibiting herbicides Brosnan, J. T., G. K. Breeden, J. J. Vargas, S. Boggess, R. N. Trigiano, and M. E. Staton.  2017.  International Turf Society Res. Journal.

Controlling herbicide resistant annual bluegrass (Poa annua) phenotypes with methiozolin.  Brosnan, J. T., J. J. Vargas, G. K. Breeden, S. L. Boggess, M. E. Staton, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  Weed Technology31:470-476.