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Personnel

Doris H. D'Souza
Associate Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Brandon Joseph Horvath
Associate Professor
Turf Pathologist

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Groups and Facilities


(7 mentions)

Phytophthora Plant Pathogens 
Soybeans, vegetables, the Irish potato blight, and Sudden Oak Death.



(1 mention)

UT Organics 
Increasing farm income and keeping family farms in the family.



(1 mention)

Insect Physiology 
Studying the physiology of the insect gut and characterizing its interactions with invading microbes.


Events

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

 

News

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Video


(2 mentions)

Gourmet Food Safety 
We all want good-tasting foods, but what we eat also has to be safe. UTís Institute of Agriculture works with producers statewide in food safety programs.



(1 mention)

Ranavirus Amphibians 
A killer virus is attacking amphibians native to the Smoky Mountains. Our researcher's are studying the impact of the virus, and looking to help the species most vulnerable.


 

Recent Publications

Bioactive natural products in plant disease control Gwinn, K. D.  2018.  Studies in Natural Product Chemistry, Studies in Natural Products Chemistry Vol. 56: Copyright: © Elsevier 2018 Published: 1st February 2018 Elsevier Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman. [Abstract]

First Report of Cercospora apii s. lat. causing a leaf spot on Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) in the United States Trigiano, R. N., S. L. Boggess, and K. D. Gwinn.  2018.  Plant Disease, Volume 102 (1): 252. [Abstract]

Dynamics of transcriptomic response to infection by nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora and its bacterial symbiont Photorhabdus temperata in Heliothis virescens larvae An, R., K. Suri, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and P. Grewal.  2017.  Insect Molecular Biology, 26(5): 584-600. [Abstract]

Activity of Switchgrass Extractives Against Plant and Foodborne Pathogens.  Bruce, A., B. H. Ownley, J. Tao, N. Labbe, K. D. Gwinn, D. H. D'Souza, and N. Moustaid-Moussa.  2017.  The Great Experiment Conference, March 13-14, 2017, Knoxville, TN.

Arylphorin is a mitogen in the Heliothis virescens midgut cell secretome upon Cry1Ac intoxication Castagnola. A., J. Jackson, O. P. Perera, C. Oppert, S. Eda, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  PeerJ, 5:e3886. [Abstract]

Susceptibility of the walnut twig beetle to pathogenic fungi.  Castrillo, L., J. Vandenberg, M. Griggs, J. Juzwik, A. M. Taylor, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. E. Mayfield.  2017.  Thousand Cankers Disease Research and Management Operational Meeting, 14 June 2017, Lafayette, IN (i.

Potential of acidified sodium benzoate as an alternative wash solution of cherry tomatoes: changes of quality, background microbes, and inoculated pathogens during storage at 4 and 21 ℃ post-washing.  Chen, H., Y. Zhang, and Q. Zhong.  2017.  The 2017 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 25-28, Las Vegas, NV. Paper #P03-049.

Flies as Possible Vectors for Transfer of Shiga-toxigenic and Salmonella Gorman, S., V. Nettles, D. Paulsen, R. T. Trout Fryxell, A. L. Wszelaki, J. R. Buchanan, and F. Critzer.  2017.  Internation Assocation for Food Protection Annual Conference, Flies as Possible Vectors for Transfer of Shiga-toxigenic. P1-42. International Association for Food Protection, 2017 Annual Conference, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL, July 9-12, 2017. [Abstract]

Phytopathogen-induced changes to plant methylomes Hewezi, T., V. R. Pantalone, M. Bennett, C. N. Stewart, Jr., and T. M. Burch-Smith.  2017.  Plant Cell Reports.

A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of thousand cankers disease J. Q. Doe, W. E. Klingeman, J. Q Doe, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, J. Q. Doe, J. Q. Doe, and D. Hadziabdic.  2017.  PlosOne.

Can we use entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes for dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens? Jaber, L., and B. H. Ownley.  2017.  Biological Control, 107: 50-59.

Confirmation of independent introductions of an exotic plant pathogen of Cornus species, Discula destructiva, on the east and west coasts of North America Mantooth, K., D. Hadziabdic, S. Boggess, M. T. Windham, S. Miller, G. Cai, J. Spatafora, N. Zhang, M. E. Staton, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0180345. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180345.