UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Vince Pantalone

Increased yields – improving and innovating soybean varieties. Soybean oil is one of the most commonly produced and consumed oils in the U.S. Some industries work with crude soybean oil, but partially hydrogenated soybean oil has a long history of use in the food industry. In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration released its final determination that… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Tarek Hewezi

Using epigenetic information to understand plant-nematode interactions  Nationwide, soybean farmers are facing a serious adversary: a microscopic, parasitic worm that causes over a billion dollars in yield losses every year. As soybeans represent one of the largest agricultural commodities in the U.S., this parasite not only endangers soybean farms but poses a threat to agricultural… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego

A Tenacious Search for a Mastitis Vaccine Assistant Professor of Animal Science Oudessa Kerro Dego is on the cusp of developing a groundbreaking effective vaccine to control mastitis in farm animals, especially dairy cattle. Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is one of the most common diseases of dairy cattle, mainly caused by Staphylococcus,… Read More