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

Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

David M. Butler
Associate Professor
Organic agriculture and agroecology

Sherry K. Cox
Clinical Associate Professor

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Charles M. Denney

Dennis E. Deyton
Fruit crop improvement

Madhu Dhar
Research Associate Professor

John Gaylon Doty
Information Specialist I
Bobwhite conservation

Marti Drum
Clinical Instructor
Physical Therapy

Janice Lannett (Lannett) Edwards
Reproductive Physiology & Embryology

Hugo Eiler
Physiology & Electrodiagnostic

Michael E. Essington
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy

J. Mark (Mark) Fly
Environmental psychology; Wildland recreation

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Robert S. (Rob) Freeland
Biological Instrumentation

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Mohammad R. (Reza) Hajimorad
Associate Professor
Plant viruses

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

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

Diane Hendrix

Robert W. (Bob) Henry
Macroscopic anatomy & Plastination

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

David Wheeler Hughes
Greever Chair of Agribusiness

Jennie L. Ivey
Assistant Professor
Extension Equine Specialist

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

Henry G Kattesh
Physiology and Endocrinology

Heather Marie Kelly
Assistant Professor
Plant Pathologist

Brent Lamons
Director, Advising

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Jaehoon Lee
Associate Professor
Environmental soil physics

Megan L. Leffew
Extension Specialist II
Marketing Specialist

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth More (Liz) Lennon
Assistant Professor

Joanne Logan
Associate Professor
Applied climatology & climate change

Tomas Martin-Jimenez
Associate Professor

Agricola Odoi
Epidemiology and Public Health

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Timothy G. (Tim) Prather
Extension Specialist I
Farm safety, AgrAbility, Energy, Geospatial

Mark A. Radosevich
Soil microbiology & biochemistry

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology

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

Reza Seddighi
Assistant Professor

Avat Shekoofa
Assistant Professor
Water Stress and Irrigation of Agronomic Crops

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

Traci Stanley
Research Associate II

Scott D. Stewart

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

John Clinton Stier
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Lindsay Taylor Phillips
Major Gifts Officer

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

John S. Tyner
Associate Professor

Daniel A. Ward

Brian Whitlock
Assistant Professor
Field Services, Theriogenology

Jacqueline C. (Jacqui) Whittemore
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine

Xiaofei (Philip) Ye
Value-added bioprocess engineering

Daniel C. Yoder
Soil and water engineering

James M (Mark) Young
IT Specialist III
IT Coordinator for AgResearch

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Qixin Zhong
Food physical properties

Theodore B Henry
Assistant Professor
Fish physiology and pathology


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



Faculty 360 | Laura Russo, 12/2/2019

Commendations Corner - October 2019, 11/23/2019

Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

Researchers Use Genomics and Citizen Science to Determine Migration History of Invasive Butterfly, 9/11/2019

Patent Issued to UT Researchers for Development of Sustainable Food Packaging Alternative from Soy Oil, 9/9/2019

Scientists Receive Grant to Study the Palate of Chinese Consumers to Help Boost U.S. Cheese Industry, 8/1/2019

Position Announcement - Center Director Greeneville, 7/12/2019

Nanocelluloses: A Sustainable Solution to Combat Ice Recrystallization on Frozen Food, 7/11/2019

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

UTIA Researchers Develop Kit for Chloroplast Engineering in Plants, 3/25/2019


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


Recent Publications

Genome-wide association study identified candidate genes controlling continuous storage root formation and bulking in hexaploid sweetpotato Bararyenya A, B. A. Olukolu, P. Tukamuhabwa, W. J. Grüneberg, W. Ekaya, J. Low, M. Ochwo-Ssemakula, T. L. Odong, H. Talwana, A. Badji, M. Kyalo, Y. Nasser, D. Gemenet, M. Kitavi, and R. O. M. Mwanga.  2020.  BMC Plant Biology, 20(1):3. [Abstract]

Winter is coming: Temperature dependent virulence of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans.  Carter, E.D., D. L. Miller, B. A. Bajo, A. Peterson, M. Bohanon, K. Ash, P. Watcharaanantapong, and M. J. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Quantitative trait loci and differential gene expression analyses reveal the genetic basis for negatively-associated β-carotene and starch content in hexaploid sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] D. C. Gemenet, G. Pereira, B. De Boeck, J. C. Wood, M. Mollinari, B. A. Olukolu, F. Diaz, V. Ssali RT, M. David, M. N. Kitavi, G. Burgos, T. Z. Felde, M. Ghislain, E. Carey, J. Swanckaert, L. J. M. Coin, Z. Fei, J. P. Hamilton, B. Yada, G. C. Yencho, Z. B. Zeng, R. O. M. Mwanga, A. Khan, W. J. Gruneberg, and C. R. Buell.  2020.  Theor Appl Genet., 133(1):23-36. [Abstract]

CMTV-like ranavirus infection associated with high mortality of captive catfish-like loach Deng, L., Y. Geng, R. Zhao, M. J. Gray, K. Wang, P. OuYang, D. Chen, X. Huang, Z. Chen, C. Huang, C. He, H. Guo, and W. Lai.  2020.  Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, [Abstract]

Broad host range of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans equates to high invasion probability in North America.  Gray, M. J., E. D. Carter, J. P. W. Cusaac, A. C. Peterson, L. Rollins-Smith, L. Reinert, M. Bohanon, B. A. Bajo, K. Ash, D. A. Malagon, B. Augustino, R. Kumar, L. Williams, A. Upchurch, P. Nanjappa, R. N. Harris, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Clinical pathology of Bsal chytridiomycosis: hematological, biochemical, and serum protein analyses of infected Taricha granulosa.  Grzelak, A., R. Kumar, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. Ash, B. A. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. C. Peterson, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Dynamic Extreme Aneuploidy (DEA) in the vegetable pathogen Phytophthora capsici and the potential for rapid asexual evolution Hu, J., S. Shrestha, Y. Zhou, J. Mudge, X. Liu, and K. H. Lamour.  2020.  PLOS ONE. [Abstract]

Staphylococcal and Streptococcal mastitis in dairy cows.  Kerro Dego, O.  2020.  Bovine Medicine.

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D. L., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Look, that salamander is being eaten alive!.  Miller, D., A. Grzelak, A. Towe, R. Ossiboff, C. Cray, R. Kumar, K. Ash, E. D. Carter, B. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. Peterson, and M. Gray.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Genetic Variation for Biomass Yield and Identification of Genomic Regions Associated with Regrowth Vigor and Salinity Tolerance in Lowland Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.).  Nayak, S.  2020.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Potential Detrimental Effects of Using Glyphosate for Hardwood Seedling Release.  Peairs, S. E., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2020.  Proceedings, 20th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Shreveport, LA, March 12-14, 2019. eGen Tech. Rep. SRS-XXX Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. xxx-xxx.