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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Gene E Lester
Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
National Program Leader

Phone: (301) 504-4616
Fax: (301) 504-5467
Room 4-2192

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 80 projects listed

Production, Stabilization and Formulation of Microbial Agents and Their Natural Products
Enable New Marketable, Value-Added Coproducts to Improve Biorefining Profitability
New Biobased Products and Improved Biochemical Processes for the Biorefining Industry
Developing Technologies That Enable Growth and Profitability in the Commercial Conversion of Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, and Energy Beets into Sugar, Advanced Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Enhancing the Competitiveness of U.S. Peanuts and Peanut-Based Cropping Systems
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
Analysis of Phytochemical Metabolism in Oat and Barley
Molecular Analysis of Proteins Involved in Wheat Flour Quality and Allergenic Potential in Response to Environmental and Nutritional Stress
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Eggs Quality
Functionalization of Vegetable Oils for Use in the Polymer, Oleochemical, and Lubricant Industries
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
Commercial Flocculants from Low-Value Animal Protein
Technologies for Quality Measurement and Grading of Fruits and Vegetables
Genetic and Biochemical Mechanisms Determining Fresh Produce Quality and Storage Life
Improved Potato Market Quality Through Germplasm Processing Evaluations and Optimized Storage Technologies
Improve Grain Sorghum End-Use Quality & Utilization by Identifying the Physical, Chemical & Environmental Factors Related to Food & Feed...
Biochemical and Physical Characterization of Hard Winter Wheat Quality for End-Use Quality
Identification and Manipulation of Postharvest Physiological and Molecular Processes Controlling Potato Nutritional and Market Quality
Systems to Assess, Monitor, and Preserve Peanut Quality and Safety
Enhancing Profitability & Sustainability Upland Cotton, Cottonseed, & Cotton Byprod Through Imprvmnts in Harvesting, Ginning, & Mech Process
New Sustainable Processing Technologies to Produce Healthy, Value-Added Foods from Specialty Crops and Their Co-Products
Enhancing Quality, Utility, Sustainability, Environmental Impact of Cotton and Its Byproducts Through Improvement in Harvest/gin Processing
Enhanced Utilization of Carbohydrates and Polysaccharides from Citrus Processing Waste Streams
Maintaining Quality and Extending Shelf and Shipping Life of Fresh Fruit with No Or Minimal Synthetic Pesticide Inputs
Improvement & Maintenance of Flavor & Shelf-Life, Functional Characteristics & Biochem/bioactive Process, & Use of Genetic/genomic Resource
Optimization of the Nutritional, Functional, and Sensory Properties of Raw and Processed Legumes, Grains, and Specialty Crops
Discovery and Development of Natural Products for Pharmaceutical and Agrochemical Applications
Chemistry of Natural Products for Nutraceutical Use, Pest Management and Crop Development
Cotton-Based Nonwovens
Production and Value Enhancement of Biosurfactants and Biopolymers Derived from Agricultural Lipids and Coproducts
Bioactive Constituents and Specialty Food Fibers As Value-Added Products from Citrus Processing Waste
New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality
Influence of Structure and Moisture on Cotton Fiber Properties
Genetic and Biochemical Basis of Soft Winter Wheat Quality
Quality Based Inspection and Sorting of Specialty Crops Using Imaging and Physical Methods
Metabolomic and Microbial Profiling of Tropical/subtropical Fruits and Small Fruits for Quality Factors and Microbial Stability
Improvement and Utilization of Natural Rubber and Castor Oil-Producing Industrial Crops
Genetic, Metabolic, and Physiological Factors Regulating Deciduous Tree Fruit Quality
Environmentally Friendly Processes and New Applications for Animal Hides and Leather
Optical and Mechanical Instrumentation for Quality Assessment of Small Grains
Amylose Helical Inclusion Complexes for Food and Industrial Applications
Modification of Natural Polymers by Novel Processes
Processing Technologies to Prevent Weight Gain and Obesity Related Metabolic Diseases
Coordinated Analysis of Soybean Breeding Germplasm
Microstructured and Health-Functionalized Food Proteins
Sustainable Strategies to Lower the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Processing Using Fluid Milk As a Template
Bio-Based Lubricants from Farm-Based Raw Materials
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products and Residues
Novel Starch-Based Materials
Viscoelastic Properties and Polymer Composite Applications of Nano-Materials Derived from Agricultural Byproducts and Feedstocks
Postharvest Sensory, Processing and Packaging of Catfish
Rice As a Source and Delivery System for Nutrients and Lipophilic Bioactive Compounds
Novel Technologies for Producing Renewable Chemicals and Polymers from Carbohydrates Derived from Agricultural Feedstocks
Improving Human Health Using Functional Food Ingredients from by-Products of Grain Milling Industries Using Innovative Technologies
Novel Technology for Renewable Resource Utilization
Chemical Modification of Cotton for Value Added Applications
Reduction of Allergenicity Through Food Processing
Preservation, Enhancement, and Measurement of Grain Quality and Marketability
Biobased Industrial Products from Food Animal Processing By-Products
Value-Added Products from Cottonseed
Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality
Improving Stability and Healthfulness of U.S. Commodity Vegetable Oils and Products
Evaluation and Maintenance of Flavor, Nutritional and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh and Fresh-Cut Produce
Functional Food Development by Microbial Biotechnology
Enhance Wheat Quality, Functionality and Marketability in the Western U.S.
Improved Utilization of Ag. Products Through Identification of Nitrogen-Containing Bioactive Components Important to Quality & Human Health
Identifying the Next Generation of Malting Barley Through Improved Selection Criteria and Quality Analysis of Breeding Lines
Improved Processes for Cucumbers, Cabbage, Sweetpotatoes, and Peppers to Make High Quality, Nutritious Products and Reduce Pollution
Development and Utilization of New Oilseed Crops and Products
Processing Methods to Modify the Levels of Biologically Active Compounds in Milk and Cheese
Discovery and Utilization of Bioactive Components from New Crops and Agricultural Co-Products
Sensing Methods & Instrumentation for Rapid Determination of Moisture Content... and Other Quality Attributes of Grains, Seeds, & Nuts
Improve Fiber Quality and Industry Profitability Through Enhanced Efficiencies in Cotton Ginning
Forest Products Research
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 409050
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 423238

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