Recent Publications


Belayneh, H., Wehling, R., Zhang, Y., and Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Development of omega-3-rich Camelina sativa seed oil emulsions. Food Science & Nutrition, In press.

Belayneh, H.D., Wehling R.L., Cahoon E. & Ciftci, O. N. (2017). Effect of extraction method on the oxidative stability of camelina seed oil studied by differential scanning calorimetry. Journal of Food Science. Forthcoming. Doi: 10.1111/1750- 3841.13652.

Belayneh, H.D., Wehling, R.L., Reddy, A.K., Cahoon, E.B., Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Ethanol-modified supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of the bioactive lipid components of Camelina sativa seed. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 94(6), 855-865.

Belayneh, H., Wehling, R., Cahoon, E., and Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Lipid composition and emulsifying properties of Camelina sativa seed lecithin. Food Chemistry, In press.

Blankestijn, M. A., B. C. Remington, G. F. Houben, J. L. Baumert, A. C. Knulst, W. M. Blom, R. J. B. Klemans, and S. L. Taylor. 2017. Threshold dose distribution in walnut allergy. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. In Practice 5:376-380.

Brahma S, Martinez I, Walter J, Clarke J, Gonzalez T, Menon R, Rose DJ. 2017. Impact of dietary pattern of the fecal donor on in vitro fermentation properties of whole grains and brans. Journal of Functional Foods 29:281-289.

Brahma S, Weier SA, Rose DJ. Moisture content during extrusion of oats impacts the initial fermentation metabolites and probiotic bacteria during extended fermentation by human fecal microbiota. Food Research International. 97, 209-214.

Chee, MacKenzie., Majumder, K., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of dietary dipeptide gamma-L-glutamyl-L-valine (γ-EV) ameliorates inflammatory response in a mouse model of LPS-induced sepsis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 5953–5960.

Chen, J., S. Lau, L. Chen, S. Wang, J. Subbiah. 2017. Modeling radio frequency heating of food moving on a conveyor belt. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 10.1016/j. fbp.2017.01.009.

Ciftci, D., Ubeyitogullari, A., Razera Huerta, R., Ciftci, O.N., Flores, R. and Saldaña, M.D.A. (2017). Lupin cellulose nanofiber aerogel preparation by supercritical CO2 drying and freeze drying. Journal of Supercritical Fluids. In press. http://

Dura A, Rose DJ, Rosell CM. Enzymatic modification of cornstarch influences human fecal fermentation profiles. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in press.

Farris E, Brown DM, Ramer-Tait AE, Pannier AK. Chitosan-zein nano-in-microparticles capable of mediating in vivo transgene expression following oral delivery. 2017. J Control Release. In press. Available on-line 31 January 2017.

Gomes-Neto JC, Mantz S, Held K, Sinha R, Benson AK, Walter J, Ramer-Tait AE. A real-time PCR assay for accurate quantification of the individual members of the Altered Schaedler Flora microbiota in gnotobiotic mice. 2017. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 135:52-62.

Gulati P, Li Aixia, Holding D, Santra D, Zhang Y, Rose DJ. Heating reduces proso milletprotein digestibility via formation of hydrophobic aggregates. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in press.

Guo, C., Zhang, Z., Chen, J., Fu, H., Subbiah, J., Chen, X. and Wang, Y., 2017. Effects of Radio Frequency Heating Treatment on Structure Changes of Soy Protein Isolate for Protein Modification. Food and Bioprocess Technology, pp.1-10. DOI.10.1007/ s11947-017-1923-2.

Gupta, R. S., S. L. Taylor, J. L. Baumert, L. M. Kao, E. Schuster, and B. M. Smith.  2017.  Economic factors impacting food allergen management:  perspectives from the food industry.  J. Food Prot. 80:1719-1725.

Gupta, R., M. J. Marchisotto, L. Harada, O. Kamdur, B. M. Smith, S. Waserman, S. Sicherer, K. Allen, A. Muraro, and S. Taylor. 2017. Food allergen labeling and purchasing habits in the US and Canada. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. In Practice 5:345-351.

Hollman Motta Romero, Dipak Santra, Devin Rose, Yue Zhang, Dough rheological properties and texture of gluten-free pasta based on proso millet flour, Journal of Cereal Science, 2017,74, 238– 243.

Huang, Z., Marra, F., Subbiah, J., & Wang, S. (2016). Computer simulation for improving radio frequency (RF) heating uniformity of food products: A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 1-25. doi:10.1080/1040 8398.2016.1253000.

Ivens, K. O., J. L. Baumert, R. M. Hutkins, and S. L. Taylor. 2017. Effect of proteolysis during Cheddar cheese aging on the detection of milk protein residues by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. J. Dairy Sci. 100:1629- 1639.

Lau, S.K., H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah. 2017. Radiofrequency Heating for Enhancing Microbial Safety of Shell Eggs Immersed in Deionized Water. Journal of Food Science.  In Press.

Lei Wang, Yue Zhang, Eugenol nanoemulsion stabilized with zein and sodium caseinate by self-assembly, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs. jafc.7b00194.

Li, L., G. Froning, V. Juneja, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2017.  Dynamic Predictive Model for Growth of Salmonella spp. in Scrambled Egg Mix. Journal of Food Science, 64: 39-46. Doi: 10.1016/

Li, Qingyong., Kang, X., Shi, C., Li, Y., Majumder, K., Ning, Z., Ren, J. Moderation of hyperuricemia in rats via consuming walnut protein hydrolysate diet and identification of new antihyperuricemic peptides. Food & Function, DOI:

Loy A, Pfann C, Steinberger M, Hanson B, Herp S, Brugiroux S, Gomes-Neto JC, Boekschoten M, Schwab C, Urich T, Ramer-Tait A, Rattei T, Stecher B, Berry D. Lifestyle and horizontal gene transfermediated evolution of Mucispirillum schaedleri, a core member of the murine gut microbiota. 2017. mSystems. 2(1): e00171-16. Article selected as an Editor’s Pick.

Majumder, K., Fukuda, T., Zhang, H., Sakurai, T., Taniguchi, Y., Watanabe, H., Mitsuzumi, H., Matsui, T., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of isomaltodextrin mitigates intestinal inflammation in a dextran sodium sulfate-induced mouse model of colitis via inhibition of toll-like receptor-4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 810-817.

Martinez, B., Stratton, J., & Bianchini, A. (2017). Isolation and genetic identification of spore-forming bacteria associated with concentrated-milk processing in Nebraska. Journal of Dairy Science, 100(2), 919-932.

Poudel R, Bhatta M, Regassa T, Rose DJ. Influence of foliar fungicide treatment on lipolytic enzyme activity of whole wheat. Cereal Chemistry in press.

Sabillón L, Bianchini A, Stratton J, Rose DJ. Effect of saline organic acid solutions applied during wheat tempering on flour functionality. Cereal Chemistry in press.

Suhr MJ, Gomes-Neto JC, Banjara N, Florescu DF, Mercer DF, Iwen PC, Hallen-Adams HE (2017) Epidemiological investigation of Candida species causing bloodstream infection in paediatric small bowel transplant recipients. Mycoses doi:10.1111/ myc.12603.

Sunil Thomas, Jacques Izard, Emily Walsh, Kristen Batich, Pakawat Chongsathidkiet, Gerard Clarke, David A. Sela, Alexander J. Muller, James M. Mullin, Korin Albert, John P. Gilligan, Katherin DiGulio, Rima Dilbarova, Walker Alexander, and George Prendergast The host microbiome regulates and maintains human health: a primer and perspective for non-microbiologists. Cancer Research (2017), vol. 77(8), p. 1783-17812.

Taylor, S. L. 2017. Market opportunities for allergen-free products. Snack Food & Wholesale Baking magazine 106(1):48-49.

Taylor, S. L., J. L. Baumert, and S. M. Boudreau-Romano. 2017. Allergic reaction from fingerprint kit attributable to unlabeled gluten, probable wheat flour. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. In Practice 5:479-481.

Ubeyitogullari, A., & Ciftci, O. N. (2017). Generating phytosterol nanoparticles in nanoporous bioaerogels via supercritical carbon dioxide impregnation: Effect of impregnation conditions. Journal of Food Engineering. In press.

Villegas MI, Kittana H, de los Reyes-Gavilán CG, Schmaltz RJ, Muccioli GG, Walter J, Ramer-Tait AE. Resistant starch can improve insulin sensitivity independently of the gut microbiota. 2017. Microbiome. 5(1):12.

Xie, L.; Wehling, R.; Ciftci, O.; Zhang, Y., Formation of complexes between tannic acid with bovine serum albumin, egg ovalbumin and bovine beta-lactoglobulin. Food Research International,

Yang, J., & Ciftci, O. N. (2017). Encapsulation of fish oil into hollow solid lipid micro- and nanoparticles using carbon dioxide. Food Chemistry, 231, 105-113.

Yuan, B., Lu, M., Eskridge, K. M., Isom, L. D., & Hanna, M. A. (2018). Extraction, identification, and quantification of antioxidant phenolics from hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) shells. Food Chemistry, 244(1), 7-15.


Abdullah SU, Alexeev Y, Johnson PE, Rigby NM, Mackie AR, Dhaliwal B and Mills ENC (2016) Ligand binding to an Allergenic Lipid Transfer Protein Enhances Conformational Flexibility resulting in an Increase in Susceptibility to Gastroduodenal Proteolysis. Scientific reports 6, 30279.

Brahma S, Weier SA, Rose DJ. 2016. Effects of selected extrusion parameters on physicochemical properties and in vitro starch digestibility and -glucan extractability of whole grain oats. Journal of Cereal Science 70:85-90.

Ciftci, O.N. and Temelli, O.N. (2015). Formation of solid lipid microparticles from fully hydrogenated canola oil using supercritical carbon dioxide. Journal of Food Engineering. In press. doi:10.1016/j. jfoodeng.2016.01.014

Cluff K. ;  Konda Naganathan G.; Jonnalagada D.; Mortensen I.; Wehling R.; Subbiah J.. Determination of yolk contamination in liquid egg white using Raman spectroscopy. Poultry Science 2016; doi: 10.3382/ps/pew095.

Courtney, R. C., S. L. Taylor, and J. L. Baumert. 2016. Evaluation of commercial milk-specific lateral flow devices. J. Food Prot. 79:1767-1774.

Goodman, R., M. Ebisawa, F. Ferriera, H. Sampson, R. Van Ree, S. Vieths, J. Baumert, B. Bohle, S. Lalithambika, J. Wise, and S. Taylor. 2016. AllergenOnline: a peer-reviewed curated allergen database to assess novel food proteins for potential cross-reactivity. Molec. Nutr. Food Res. 60:1183-1189.

Houben, G., P. Burney, C.-H. Chan, R. Crevel, A. Dubois, R. Faludi, R. Klein Entink, A. Knulst, S. Taylor, and S. Ronsmans. 2016. Prioritisation of allergenic foods with respect to public health relevance. Food Chem. Toxicol. 89:8-18.

Johnson PE, Sayers RL, Gethings LA, Balasundaram A, Marsh JT, Langridge JI and Mills ENC (2016) Quantitative proteomic profi ling of peanut allergens in food ingredients used for oral food challenges. Anal. Chem. Just Accepted Manuscript

Kochler, M. F., & Subbiah, J. (2016). Analytical Solution for Speed to Achieve a Desired Operatiing Point for a Given Fan or Pump. Journal of Engineering in Agriculture, 3(6), 741-747.

Koppelman, S. J., S. Jayasena, D. Luykx, E. Schepens, D. Apostolovic, G. A. H. de Jong, T. G. Isleib, J. Nordlee, J. Baumert, S. L. Taylor, H. Cheng, and S. Maleki. 2016. Allergenicity attributes of different peanut market types. Food Chem. Toxicol. 91:82-90.

Meneses, Y. E. and R. A. Flores. 2016. Whey- recovered water in CIP systems, its feasibility, safety and economic implications. A case study on water conservation for the dairy industry. Journal of Dairy Science, 99: 1-12

Sabillon, L. and Bianchini, A. 2016. From Field to Table: A Review on the Microbiological Quality and Safety of Wheat-Based Products. Cereal Chemistry. 93(2):105–115. 

Sabillon, L., Stratton, J., Rose, D., Regassa, T., and Bianchini, A. 2016. Microbial Load of Hard Red Winter Wheat Produced at Three Growing Environments across Nebraska, USA. Journal of Food Protection. 79(4): 646–654. 

Sarah M Snyder, Bingxin Zhao, Ting Luo, Clive Kaiser, George Cavender, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Debra K Sullivan, and Neil F Shay “Consumption of Quercetin and Quercetin-Containing Apple and Cherry Extracts Aff ects Blood Glucose Concentration, Hepatic Metabolism, and Gene Expression Patterns in Obese C57BL/6J High Fat– Fed Mice” Journal of Nutrition (IN PRESS)

Sayers RL, Johnson PE, Marsh JT, Barran P, Brown H and MillsC (2016) The effect of
thermal processing on the behaviour of peanut allergen peptide targets used in multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry experiments. Analyst, Accepted Manuscript.

Selani, M.M., Bianchini, A., Ratnayake, W.S., Flores, R.A., Massarioli, A. P., Alencar, S.M., Brazaca, S.G.C. 2016. Physicochemical, Functional and Antioxidant Properties of Tropical Fruits Coproducts. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 71:137–144.

Suhr MJ, Banjara N, Hallen-Adams HE (2016) Sequence-based methods for detecting and evaluating the human gut mycobiome. Lett Appl Microbiol 62:209-215.

Sumargo F, Gulati P, Weier SA, Clarke J, Rose DJ. 2016. Effects of processing moisture on the physical properties and in vitro digestibility of starch and protein in extruded brown rice and pinto bean composite flours. Food Chemistry 211:726-733.

Taylor, S. L. and J. L. Baumert. 2016. Food allergies. In: Encyclopedia of Food and Health, ed. B. Caballero, P. Finglas, and F. Toldra, Elsevier, London, U.K., pp. 737-742.

Ubeyitogullari, A. and Ciftci, O.N. (2016). Formation of nanoporous aerogels from wheat starch. Carbohydrate Polymers, 147, 125-132.

Ubeyitogullari, A. and Ciftci, O.N. (2016). Phytosterol nanoparticles with reduced crystallinity generated using nanoporous starch aerogels. RSC Advances, doi: 10.1039/C6RA20675A.

Wang, H. and Ratnayake, W. S. Great Northern Bean Could Imporve the Nutritional Value of Instant Noodles. Cereal Chem. 93(2):156-161

Yang J, Bindels LB, Segura Munoz RR, Martínez I, Walter J, Ramer-Tait AE, Rose DJ. 2016. Disparate metabolic responses in mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with maize-derived non-digestible feruloylated oligo- and polysaccharides are linked to changes in the gut microbiota. PLoS One 11(1): e014614.

Yang J. and Ciftci O.N. (2016). Development of free-flowing peppermint essential oil-loaded hollow solid lipid microand nanoparticles via atomization with carbon dioxide. Food Research International, 87, 83-91.

Yang, J. and Ciftci, O.N. (2016). Formation of hollow solid lipid microand nanoparticles using supercritical carbon dioxide. Food and Bioproducts Processing. 98, 151-160.

Zhang, Y. Organic thyme oil emulsion as an alternative washing solution to enhance the microbial safety of organic cantaloupes Food Control, Volume 67, September 2016, Pages 31–38


Arcila JA, Weier SA, Rose DJ. 2015. Changes in dietary fiber fractions and gut microbial fermentation properties of wheat bran after extrusion and bread making. Food Research International 74:217-223.

Banjara N, MJ Suhr, HE Hallen-Adams. 2015. Diversity of yeast and mold species from a variety of cheese types. Current Microbiology 70:792-800.

Belayneh, H.D., Wehling R.L., Cahoon, E., Ciftci, O.N. (2015). Extraction of omega-3-rich oil from Camelina sativa seed using supercritical carbon dioxide. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, in press.

Bernstein AJ, Rose DJ. 2015. Preference mapping of commercial whole wheat breads. Cereal Chemistry 92:278-283.

Bianchini, Andréia, Jayne Stratton, Steve Weier, Carmen Cano, and Lucia Miceli-Garcia. Use of Essential Oils and Plant Extracts to Control Microbial Contamination in Pet Food Products. 2014. J. Food Processing and Technology 5(8):357.

Cavender GA. 2015. Food Processing and Packaging.  In: Neff, R. (editor). Introduction to the Us Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity. John Wiley & Sons. p. 317-344.

Cavender, G., Liu, M., Hobbs, D., Frei, B., Strik, B. and Zhao, Y. (2014), Effects of Different Organic Weed Management Strategies on the Physicochemical, Sensory, and Antioxidant Properties of Machine-Harvested Blackberry Fruits. J. Food Science, 79: S2107–S2116.

Hallen-Adams HE (2015) Food fish identification from DNA extraction through sequence analysis. J Food Sci Ed 14:116-120.

Hallen-Adams HE, SD Kachman, J Kim, RM Legge, I Martínez. 2015. Fungi inhabiting the healthy human gastrointestinal tract: a diverse and dynamic community. Fungal Ecology 15:9-17.

Hernandez Nopsa JF, Wegulo SN, Panthi A, Hallen-Adams HE, Harris SD, Baenziger PS (2014) Characterization of Nebraska isolates of Fusarium graminearum causing head blight of wheat. Crop Science 54:1-8.

Jayasena, S., M. Smits, D. Fiechter, G. A. H. de Jong, J. Nordlee, J. Baumert, S. L. Taylor, R. H. Pieters, and S. J. Koppelman. 2015. Comparison of six commercial ELISA test kits for their specificity and sensitivity in detecting different major peanut allergens. J. Agr. Food Chem. 63:1849-1855.

Krumbeck, J.A., M.X. Maldonado-Gomez, I. Martínez, S.A. Frese, T.E. Burkey, K. Rasineni, A.E. Ramer-Tait, E.N. Harris, R.W. Hutkins, and J. Walter. 2015. In vivo selection to identify bacterial strains with enhanced ecological performance in synbiotic applications. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 81:2445-2465.

Maldonado-Gomez, M.X., H. Lee, D. Barile, M. Lu, and R.W. Hutkins. 2015. Adherence inhibition of enteric pathogens to epithelial cells by bovine colostrum fractions. Int. Dairy J. 40:24-32.

Martinez, B., J. Stratton, A. Bianchini, S. Wegulo, and G. Weaver. 2015. Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to Internal Tissues and its Survival on Flowering Heads of Wheat. J. Food Protection 78(3): 518–524.

Panthi A, Hallen-Adams H, Wegulo SN, Hernandez Nopsa J, Baenziger PS (2014) Chemotype and aggressiveness of isolates fo Fusarium graminearum causing head blight in wheat in Nebraska. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 36:447-455.

Remington, B. C., J. L. Baumert, W. M. Blom, G. F. Houben, S. L. Taylor, and A. G. Kruizinga. 2015.  Unintended allergens in precautionary labeled and unlabeled products pose significant risks to U.K. allergic consumers.  Allergy 70:813-819

Simpson A, Lazic N, Belgrave DCM, Johnson P, Bishop C, Mills C, Custovic A. 2015. Patterns of IgE responses to multiple allergen components and clinical symptoms at age 11 years. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. (in press).

Temelli F. and Ciftci O.N. (2015). Developing an integrated supercritical fluid biorefinery for the processing of grains. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 96, 77-85.

Vasanthi Siruguri, Dinesh Kumar Bharatraj, Raju Naik Vankudavath,Vishnu Vardhana Rao Mendu, Vibha Gupta, Richard E. Goodman. 2015. Evaluation of Bar, Barnase, and Barstar recombinant proteins expressed in genetically engineered Brassica juncea (Indian mustard) for potential risks of food allergy using bioinformatics and literature searchesFood and Chemical Toxicology 83 (2015) 93e102


Arcila JA, Rose DJ. 2014. Repeated cooking and freezing of whole wheat flour increases resistant starch with beneficial impacts on in vitro fecal fermentation properties. Journal of Functional Foods 12:230-236.

Baenziger PS, Graybosch RA, Rose DJ, Xu L, Wegulo S, Regassa T, Santra D, Kruger G, Hergert G, Klein R, Jin Y, Kolmer J, Chen MS, Bai G, Poland J, Hein G, Bradshaw J. 2014. Registration of 'NE06545' (Husker Genetics brand 'Freeman') hard red winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations 8:279-284.

Bianchini, A., Stratton, J., Weier, S., Harrter, T., Plattner, B., Rokey, G., Hertzel, G., Gompa, L., Martinex, B., Eskridge, K.M. 2014. Use of Enterococcus faecium as a Surrogate for Salmonella enterica During Extrusion of a Balanced Carbohydrate-Protein Meal. Journal of Food Protection 77(1): 75-82.

Ciftci O.N. and Temelli F. (2014). Melting point depression of solid lipids in pressurized carbon dioxide. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 92, 208-214.

Decker E, Rose DJ, Stewart D. 2014. Processing of oats and the impact of processing operations on nutrition and health benefits. British Journal of Nutrition 112:S58-S64.

Downs ML, Semic-Jusufagic A, Simpson A, Bartra J, Fernandez-Rivas M, Rigby NM, Taylor SL, Baumert JL & Mills ENC. 2014. Characterization of Low Molecular Weight Allergens from English Walnut (Juglans regia). J. Agric. Food Chem. 62(48):11767-11775

Goodman RE. 2014. Biosafety evaluation and regulation of Genetically Modified (GM) crops in the United States.   J Huazhong Agricultural University 33(6): in press (

Meneses, Y. E., K. J. Canon, and R. A. Flores. 2014. Keys to Understanding and Addressing Consumer Perceptions and Concerns about Processed Foods. Cereals Foods World, 59(3): 141-146.

Rose DJ. 2014. Impact of whole grains on the gut microbiota: the next frontier for oats? British Journal of Nutrition 112:S44-S49.

Selani, M. M., S. G. C. Brazaca, C. T. dos Santos Dias, W. S. Ratnayake, R. A. Flores, and A. Bianchini. 2014. Characterisation and potential application of pineapple pomace in an extruded product for fibre enhancement. Food Chemistry, 163:23-30.

Taylor, S.L., Baumert, J.L., Kruizinga, A.G., Remington, B.C., Crevel, R.W.R., Brooke-Taylor, S., Allen, K.J., The Allergen Bureau of Australia & New Zealand, Houben, G. (2014). Establishment of reference doses for residues of allergenic foods: report of the VITAL Expert Panel. Food & Chemical Toxicology. 63:9-17.

Wang B, and Gray GM. Concordance of noncarcinogenic endpoints in rodent chemical bioassays. Risk Analysis 2014.

Yang J, Rose DJ. 2014. Long term dietary pattern of fecal donor correlates with butyrate production and markers of protein fermentation during in vitro fecal fermentation. Nutrition Research 34:749-759.


Bianchini-Huebner, A., Stratton, J., Weier, S., Hartter, T., Plattner, B., Rokey, G., Hertzel, G., Gompa, L., Martinez, B., Eskridge, K.  Use of Enterococcus faecium as a Surrogate for Salmonella enterica During Extrusion of a Balanced Carbohydrate-Protein Meal. Submitted May, 2013, Journal of Food Protection.

Hu J, Wang B, Sahyoun N. Application of the key events dose-response framework to folate metabolism. Crit Rev Food Sci. 2013; In press.


Silva, L. C., D. M. Queiroz, R. A. Flores and E. C. Melo. 2012. A simulation toolset for modeling grain storage facilities, J. of Stored Products Research, 48:30-36.