UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Kania

 On the frontlines to protect our furry friends. The endless battle to stay one step ahead of drug-resistant bacteria isn’t limited to humans; our four-legged friends are in the fight as well. Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, the bacteria behind staph infections, is the most common opportunistic pathogen in dogs. Dogs with underlying health problems, such as persistent… 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

UT Extension Licenses Impact Young Lives

“The measure of tech transfer should be lives impacted.” That principle, says UTRF Vice President Maha Krishnamurthy, is nowhere more clear than in UTRF’s work licensing original curricula for K-12 students. Curricula developed at the University of Tennessee is now being taught in 4-H programs across the country, thanks to UTRF’s partnership with Tennessee’s 4-H… Read More