Nutrition Research

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Joseph W. (Joe) Bartges
Medicine and nutrition

Janie L. Burney
Nutrition Specialist

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

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

Lacey Hubbs Johnston
Equine Behavior, Equitation Science, Nutrition

Claudia A. Kirk
Professor and Head
Internal Medicine, Nutrition

John Travis (Travis) Mulliniks
Assistant Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

Carl E. Sams
Distinguished Professor
Crop physiology



Highlights from the Field - October 2019, 11/24/2019

Promotion and Tenure 2019, 11/12/2019

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

Commendations Corner - July 2019, 7/9/2019

Faculty 360 | Tao Wu, 1/11/2018

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

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

Beef Heifer Development Center–One Year Later, 12/29/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016


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Governor's Garden 
Some Tennessee teachers have a new lesson plan this fall, and their curriculum came straight from the grounds of the Governor's home.

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Food vs. Fuel 
UT Ag Researchers are studying what could be a compromise between food and fuel.

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Microgreens are tiny plants that add zest to salads and main dishes, and are popular with chefs and customers at high-end restaurants.


Recent Publications

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]

Incubation temperatures and intestinal length, are they telling us something about sea turtle hatchling survival?.  Miller, D. L., J. McKeever, A. Reeves, A. Lolava, and J. Wyneken.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Dunedine, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Nutrition and food habits of eastern elk.  Muller, L. I.  2020.  Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, D. White, J. Cox, and J. Larkin (editors). Elk in eastern North America. Missoula, Montana, USA.

Maternal nutrition and stage of early pregnancy in beef heifers: Impacts on hexose and AA concentrations in maternal and fetal fluids Crouse, M. S., N. P. Greseth, K. McLean, M. R. Crosswhite, N. Negrin-Pereira, A. K. Ward, L. P. Reynolds, C. R. Dahlen, B. W. Neville, P. P. Borowicz, and J. S. Caton.  2019.  Journal of Animal Science.

Mapping and identification of QTL associated with soybean seed yield, protein, oil, and amino acids in 5601T × U99- 310255 RIL population using SNP genotyping.  Cunicelli, M.J., C. E. Sams, L. Schneider, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  Crop Science Society of America. [Abstract]

Web-based training videos to promote changes in policies, systems and environments for nutrition educators.  Franck, K. L., L. Stephenson, and J. Salie.  2019.  Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Healthy Choices Johnson, K. B.  2019.  UTIA Extension News You Can Use.

Mesenchymal stem cells from compact bones: A valuable model for maternal nutrition studies.  Jung, U., M. Kim, K. Piacquadio, S. Das, and B. H. Voy.  2019.  Proceedings, UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC, Annual Recomendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN, December.

Nutritional strategies to improve utilization of nutrients for production in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress.  Kaufman, J. D.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Nutritional strategies to improve utilization of nutrients for production in lactating dairy cows exposed to heat stress.  Kaufman, J. D.  2019.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Ammonia volatilization loss in corn nitrogen nutrition and productivity with efficiency enhanced UAN and urea under no-tillage Liu, S., X. Wang, X. Yin, H. J. Savoy, M. A. McClure, and M. E. Essington.  2019.  Scientific Reports, 9:6610.

Alternative nutritional management strategies on clinical health makers in malnourished horses Melvin, K. R., J. L. Ivey, L. Schneider, B. H. Voy, M. Hines, L. G. Strickland, M. B. Gordon, and R. Jacobs.  2019.  UTIA Graduate Poster Symposium.