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

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Richards

A Course in Landing Your Dream Job, From Assistant Professor Jennifer Richards UT Assistant Professor Jennifer Richards builds educational curricula for a living, and in the process, she’s also built her dream job. Jennifer holds a split appointment as an assistant professor in UT’s Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) department and as the curriculum… Read More