Synthetic Research

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Hem Bhandari
Assistant Professor
Bioenergy/biomass Feedstock

Madhu Dhar
Research Associate Professor

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities

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Center for Ag Synthetic Biology 
Unique automated platform for agricultural synthetic biology



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

Neal Stewart Nominated for UT President’s Discover Award, 10/9/2017

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

Power Plant, 2/25/2016


Recent Publications

Investigating the hydrologic and water quality performance of trees in bioretention mesocosms Tirpak, R. A., J. M. Hathaway, and J. A. Franklin.  2019.  Journal of Hydrology, 576:65-71. [Abstract]

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Lipolysis Rapidly Induces the Formation of N-acyl Amino Acids In Vivo C. Gibson, S. Zaver, S. Campagna, and B. H. Voy.  2018.  The Obesity Society, T-P-3370; Obesity Week 2018. [Abstract]

Warm and Cool Full Spectrum LED Supplements Impact Key Flavor Volatiles in Hydroponically Grown Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S55. This Poster won Second Place at the ASHS Annual Conference Graduate Student Poster Competition. [Abstract]

Daily Light Integral: A research review and high-resolution maps of the United States.  J. E. Faust, and J. Logan.  2018.  HortScience, 53: 1250-1257. [Abstract]

Terpenoids from weedy ricefield flatsedge (Cyperus iria L.) are developmentally regulated and stress-induced, and have antifungal properties Jiang, Y., B. H. Ownley, and F. Chen.  2018.  Molecules, 23: 3149. [Abstract]

Effects of synthetic turf and shock pads on impact attenuation related biomechanics during drop landing.  Qu, H., S. Zhang, J. C. Sorochan, and J. Weinhandl.  2018.  J. Applied Biomechanics.

The plastid genome as a chassis for synthetic biology-enabled metabolic engineering: players in gene expression Schindel, H. S., A. A. Piatek, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and S. Lenaghan.  2018.  Plant Cell Reports, 37: 1419-1429.

Plant metabolic engineering in the synthetic biology era: plant chassis selection Stewart, Jr., C. N., N. Patron, A. D. Hanson, and J. M. Jez.  2018.  Plant Cell Reports, 37: 1357-1358.

Hazardous pollutants emissions and environmental impacts from fuelwood burned and synthetic fertilizers applied by tobacco growers in Pakistan.  Hussain, M, R. N. Malik, A. M. Taylor, and M. Puettmann.  2017.  Environmental Technology & Innovation.

Suitability of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems Miles, Carol, L. DeVetter, S. Ghimire, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  HortScience, 52(1):1–6. doi: 10.21273/HORTSCI11249-16. [Abstract]