Pathogen Research


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Personnel

Doris H. D'Souza
Professor
Foodborne pathogens

Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Professor
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Kimberly D. Gwinn
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology

Shawn A. Hawkins
Associate Professor
Animal waste management

Brandon Joseph Horvath
Associate Professor
Turf Pathologist

Kurt H. Lamour
Professor
Molecular Epidemiology

Scott Lenaghan
Assistant Professor

Katie Tolbert
Assistant Professor
Small animal gastroenterology

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

NSF Awards UTIA Faculty Grant to Study Fungal Pathogen of Amphibians, 9/5/2018

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

2016 AgResearch Faculty Awards, 10/6/2016

Five Things You Didn’t 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. UT’s 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

Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Dairy Cows and Genetic Diversity of Resistant Isolates Abdi, R. D., B. E. Gillespie, J. M. Vaughn, C. E. Merill, S. I. Headrick, D. B. Ensermu, D. H. D'Souza, R. A. Almeida, S. P. Oliver, G. E. Agga, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2018 Jul;15(7):449-458. [Abstract]

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Foodborne viral pathogens.  Gibson, KE, D. H. D'Souza, and A. Hall.  2018.  ASM Press, Ed. MP Doyle and RL Buchanan.

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]

Bovine intramammary infection associated immunogenic surface proteins of Streptococcus uberis Kerro Dego, O., R. A. Almeida, A. M. Saxton, R. D. Abdi, D. B. Ensermu, and S. P. Oliver.  2018.  Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 115: 304 - 311, February 2018. [Abstract]

Screening for SCN resistance and field evaluation of soybean recombinant Inbred lines.  Niyikiza, D., G. Dickey, J. H. Rice, T. Burch-Smith, P. Arelli, C. E. Sams, T. Gill, T. Hewezi, and V. R. Pantalone.  2018.  Molecular & Celluar Biology of the Soybean. [Abstract]

A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of thousand cankers disease Oren, E, W. E. Klingeman, R. Gazis, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Coggeshall, J. Hulcr, S. Seybold, and D. Hadziabdic.  2018.  PlosOne, 13(1): e0185087. [Abstract]

Registration of ‘TN09-008’ Soybean Cyst Nematode–Resistant Cultivar Pantalone, V. R., C. Smallwood, B. Fallen, C. Nyinyi Hatcher, and P. Arelli.  2018.  Journal of Plant Registrations. [Abstract]

Effects of Regionalized Trade Restrictions Quantity Exported During a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak.  Thompson, J. M.  2018.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. [Abstract]

Economic Evaluation of Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Live Bird Markets in the United States.  Thompson, J. M., and A. H. Sietzinger.  2018.  Journal of Applied Poultry Science.

Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82. [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]