UF/IFAS recognizes top faculty research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whether it’s hybrid termites, grain pathogens, mosquito mating or something in between, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are studying important topics and helping to solve global issues.

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office recently recognized more than two dozen UF/IFAS faculty members for their impactful research, and Dean for Research Jackie Burns said she could not be more proud of the scientists.

“We recognize that these research articles are examples of the many published by UF/IFAS that are highly impactful and help reach solutions to worldwide issues including food shortages, nutrition, diseases and economic development,” Burns said. “Our faculty perform top-quality, globally-recognized scientific work, and we’re proud to recognize them.”

The Research Dean’s Office recently requested that each unit submit examples of UF/IFAS “high impact” research publications.

The 2016 high impact published research studies recognized are:

  • Maria C. Carrasquilla and L. Philip Lounibos; “Satyrization without evidence of successful insemination from interspecific mating between invasive mosquitoes.” Biological Letters. 11: 20150527.
  • Haiyan Liu, Timothy J. Garrett, Fariba Tayyari, and Liwei Gu; “Profiling the metabolome changes caused by cranberry procyanidins in plasma of female rats using 1H NMR and UHPL-Q-Orbitrap-HRMS global metabolomics approaches.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 59:2107-2118.
  • Thomas Chouvenc, Ericka Helmick, and Nan-Yao Su; “Hybridization of Two Major Termite Invaders as a Consequence of Human Activity.” PLOS ONE. 10(3): p.e0120745.
  • Masaharu Suzuki, Karen Koch, Donald McCarty, Prem Chourey; “Seed filling in domesticated and maize depends on SWEET-meditated trans-epithelial hexose transport.” Nature Genetics. 47 1489-1493. Doi:10.1038/ng.3422.
  • John Hernandez Nopsa and Karen Garrett; “Ecological Networks in Stored Grain: Key Postharvest Nodes for Emerging Pests Pathogens and Mycotoxins.” BioScience (October 1, 2015) 65 (10): 985-1002.
  • E.F. Rios, K.E. Kenworthy and P.R. Munoz; “Association of Phenotypic Traits with Ploidy and Genome Size in Annual Ryegrass.” Crop Science. 55:2078-2090.
  • William Pine, Edward Camp, Rob Ahrens, Rachel Bouchillon, and Leslie Sturmer; “The curious case of eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica stock status in Apalachicola Bay Florida.” Ecology and Society 20 (3):46.
  • Robert McCleery and Adia Sovie; “Marsh rabbit mortalities tie pythons to the precipitous decline of mammals in the Everglades.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: 282:20150120.

By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu

Source: Jackie Burns, 352-392-1784, jkbu@ufl.edu



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Posted: April 14, 2016

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
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