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Dr. Frances Ann Draughon » Profile
Dr. Frances Ann Draughon
PhD, Georgia

Professor & Co-Director, Food Safety Center of Excellence.
Co-Director, UTIA Food Safety Initiative.


Primary Affiliation: UT FST
Expertise: Food Microbiology

Office/Contact Address:
2605 River Road
105 Food Safety & Processing Building
Knoxville, TN 37996.


Phone: (865) 974-7425
Fax: (865) 974-2750
Email: draughon@utk.edu
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Biographical Sketch

[ Preparation / Appointments / Publications / Awards / Activities / Collaborators ]



Professional Preparation:

[1] The University of Tennessee B.S, Microbiology
[2] The University of Tennessee M.S. Food Science (Toxicology)
[3] The University of Georgia Ph.D. Food Science (Microbiology), 1979

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Appointments:

2006, Chair, Board of Directors, National Alliance for Food Safety and Security

2004-2006, Director, National Center for Microbial Physiology and Ecology (NAFSS)

2001-Present, Director (co) Food Safety Center of Excellence The University of Tennessee

1998-Present, Director (co) Food Safety Initiative, The Institute of Agriculture
The University of Tennessee

1995-1996, President, International Association for Food Protection

1989-Present, Professor of Food Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Food Science and Technology Dept.

1989-1990, Professor for Multi-City Mycotoxin Training - Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST), Beijing, Nanjing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Wuxi and Guangzhou

1984-1989, Assoc. Professor of Food Microbiology,  The University of Tennessee, Food Science and Technology Dept

1979-1984, Asst. Professor of Food Microbiology, The University of Tennessee, Food Science and Technology Dept



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Publications:

Selected Publications (of over 100 in 23 years)


Doane, C.A., P. Pangloli, H.A. Richards, J.R. Mount, D.A. Golden and F.A. Draughon. 2007. Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Diverse Farm Environments.  J. Food Prot. 70:  6-10.

Pangloli, P., Dje, Y., O. Ahmed,  C.A. Doane,  S.P. Oliver, and  F.A. Draughon. 2006. Seasonal incidence and molecular characterization of Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 from dairy cows, calves, and farm environment.  J. Food Prot. in press

Pangloli, P., F. Jackson, H.A. Richards., J.R. Mount, and F.A. Draughon. 2006. Comparison of conventional plating and SimPlate® methods for enumeration of aerobic microorganisms, coliforms, and Escherichia coli in animal and environmental farm samples. J. Rapid Methods Autom. Microbiol. 14: 258-265.

Rodrigues, A., P. Pangloli,  H.A. Richrads,  J.R. Mount, and F.A. Draughon. 2006. Prevalence of Salmonella in diverse environmental farm samples. J. Food Prot. 69: 2576-2580.

Richards, H.A., D.P. Conesa, C.A. Doane,  B. Gillespe, J. R. Mount, S.P. Oliver, P. Pangloli,  and F.A. Draughon.  2006. Genetic characterization of a diverse E. coli O157:H7 population collected rom a variety of farm environments. Foodborne Pathog. Dis. 3: 259-265.

Abdulina, Saule and F. A. Draughon.  2005.  Identification and characterization of plant volatile oils for the prevention of food contamination with mould fungi.  A Report (K-772) to the International Science and Technology Center, Moscow, Russian Federation.46 pp.

Murinda, S. E., L. T. Nguyen, T. L. Landers, F. A. Draughon, A. G. Mathew, J. S. Hogan, K. L. Smith, D. D. Hancock, and S. P. Oliver. 2005. Comparison of Escherichia coli isolates from humans, food, farm and companion animals for presence of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli virulence markers. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease 2:  1-6

Zivanovic S S.  Chi,  F.A. Draughon.  2005. Antimicrobial activity of essential  oils incorporated in chitosan films. J Food Sci. 70:M45-M51.

Wu T, S. Zivanovic , F.A. Draughon, W.S.  Conway, C.E. Sams. 2005. Physicochemical properties and bioactivity of fungal chitin and chitosan. J Agric  Food Chem. 53 (10): 3888-3894.

Draughon, F. Ann. 2004. Use of botanicals as biopreservatives in foods. Food Technology 58 (2): 20-28.

Murinda, S.E., L.T. Nguyen, T.L. Landers, F.A. Draughon, A.G. Mathew, J.S. Hogan, K. Larry Smith, D.D. Hancock and S.P. Oliver.  2004.  Comparison of Escherichia coli isolates from human, food, farm and companion animals for presence of shiga toxin-producing E. coli virulence markers.  Foodborne Pathogens Disease 1(3): 178-184.

Wu, T., S. Zivanovic, F. A. Draughon, C.E. Sams.  2004.  Chitin and chitosan - value-added products from mushroom waste.  J. Agric. Food Chem:  ASAP Article 10.1021/jf0492565 S0021-8561(04)09256-8.  Web Release Date: December 8, 2004

Lee, R., R. Harbison, and F.A. Draughon.  2003.  Food As a Weapon.  Food Prot. Trends  23:  664-674.

Pangloli, P., Y. Dje, S.P. Oliver, A. Mathew, D.A. Golden, W.J. Taylor and F.A. Draughon.  2003.  Evaluation of methods for recovery of Salmonella from dairy cattle, poultry and swine farms.  J. Food Prot.  66: 1987-1995.

Murinda, S. E., L. T. Nguyen, T. L. Landers, F. A. Draughon, A. G. Mathew, J. S. Hogan, K. L. Smith, D. D. Hancock, and S. P. Oliver. 2003. Multiplex PCR for detection of pathogenic Escherichia coli. In: Proc. Natl. Mastitis Counc. pp. 348–349.

Gillespie, B. E., B. M. Jayarao, A. G. Mathew, F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver. 2003. Development of a PCR-ELISA procedure for identification of Salmonella serovars A, B, C1, C2, D, and E.   J. Food Prot.  66: 2367-2370.

Murinda, S. E., L. T. Nguyen, T. L. Landers, F. A. Draughon, A. G. Mathew, J. S. Hogan, K. L. Smith, D. D. Hancock, and S. P. Oliver. 2005. Multiplex PCR for detection and confirmation of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli.  J. Clin. Microbiol. (Submitted).

Chardonnet, C.O., C.E. Sams, W.S. Conway, J.R. Mount and F.A. Draughon.  2002.  Osmotic dehydration of apple slices with CaCl and sucrose limits decay caused by Penicillium expansum, Colletotrichum acutatum and Botrytis cinerea and does not promote Listeria monocytogenes or total aerobic population growth.  J. Food Prot.  65: 172-177.  

Draughon, F.A.  2002.  Food Security and Bioterrorism.  Dairy Food Environmental Sanitation 22(4): 312.

S. E. Murinda,  L. T. Nguyen,  S. J. Ivey,  B. E. Gillespie,  R. A. Almeida,  F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver.  2002.  Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Bulk Tank Milk and Fecal Samples from Cull Cows: A 12-Month Survey of Dairy Farms in East Tennessee.  J. Food Prot.  65: 752–759.

Murinda, S.E.,  L. T. Nguyen,  S. J. Ivey,  B. E. Gillespie,  R. A. Almeida,  F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver.  2002.   Molecular Characterization of Salmonella spp. Isolated from Bulk Tank Milk and Cull Dairy Cow Fecal Samples . J. Food Prot.  65: 1100-1105.

Murinda, S. E., L. T. Nguyen, S. J. Ivey,  R. A. Almeida, M. J. Montgomery, F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver. 2002. Isolation of mastitis and foodborne pathogens in bulk tank milk and fecal samples from cull dairy cows. In: Proc. Natl. Mastitis Counc. pp. 178-179.

Murinda, S. E., L. T. Nguyen, S. J. Ivey, R. A. Almeida, F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver. 2002. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in bulk tank milk and fecal samples from cull dairy cows. In: Proc. Natl. Mastitis Counc. pp. 176-177.

Murinda, S. E., L. T.  Nguyen,  S. J.  Ivey, R. A. Almeida, F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver. 2002. Prevalence of Salmonella species in bulk tank milk and fecal samples from cull dairy cows. In: Proc. Natl. Mastitis Counc. pp. 174-175.

Taylor, W. and F.A. Draughon.  2001.  Nanocystis exedens as a potential biocompetitive agent against Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus flavus.  J. Food Prot. 64: 1030-1034.

Elgayyar, M., F.A. Draughon, D.A. Golden and J.R. Mount.  2001.  Antimicrobial activity of essential oils form plants against selected pathogenic and saprophytic microorganisms.  J. Food Prot. 64:  1019-1024.

Gillespie, B. E., B. M. Jayarao, A. G. Mathew, F. A. Draughon, and S. P. Oliver.  2001.PCR-ELISA procedure for Salmonella serovars A, B, C1, C2 and D. In: Proc. 2nd  Intl. Mastitis and Milk Quality Symposium, pp. 460-461.

Chardonnet, C.O., C.E. Sams, W.S. Conway, J.R. Mount. and F.A. Draughon.  2001.  Osmotic dehydration of apple slices using a sucrose/CaCl2 combination to control spoilage caused by Botrytis cinerea, Colletotrichum acutatum and Penicillium expansum.  J. Food Prot.  64: 1425-1429.
  
Smiley, D.R. and F.A. Draughon.  2000.  Evidence of degradation of aflatoxin B1 by Flavobacterium aurantiacum is enzymatic.  J. Food Prot. 63:415-418.


Draughon, F.A., Anthony, B., and Denton, M. 1999. Isolation of Listeria spp. from rainbow trout purchased in retail markets. Dairy Food Environmental Sanitation. 19:90-94.

Draughon, F.A. 1999. Why a Tennessee Food Safety Initiative? Tennessee AgriScience. Fall 1999:4-6.

Bodnaruk, P. and Draughon, F.A. 1998. Effect of pakaging atmosphere and pH on the virulence and growth of Yersinia enterocolitica on pork stored at 4°C. Food Microbiol. 15:129-136.


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Honors and Awards/Grants and Contracts:

2006  Chair,  Board of Directors and Operations Committee, National Alliance   for Food Safety and Security
2005- Chair-Elect, Operations Committee, National Alliance for Food Safety and  Security
2004- Vice Chair, Operations Committee, National Alliance for Food Safety and Security
2004-  Director, National Center for Food Safety and Security, Center for Microbial Diversity and Ecology
2002   Director and Chair, NAFSS Center for Microbial Ecology
2001   Named Director (co) and awarded the $5 million Food Safety Center of Excellence, The University of Tennessee with colleague Steve Oliver
2001   Fellow Award, International Association for Food Protection
2000.  Harry Haverland Citation Award for Lifetime Service to Food Protection, International Association for Food Protection
1999.  Board, National Alliance for Food Safety
1999.  Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Excellence for Research
1999.  CASNR Peacock Outstanding Teaching Award
1998.  Named Co-director, UTIA Tennessee Food Safety Initiative
1998.  Outstanding Faculty Member with more than 10 years experience, The University of Tennessee, Department of Food Science and Technology
1985.  Elected to Faculty of Biotechnology, The University of Tennessee, 1985,  
1994.  Elected to Faculty of Toxicology, 1984.
1994.  NACTA (National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture)  Teaching Award of Merit. Lifetime membership.
1993.  Professional Scientist Award.  The Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Food Science and Nutrition  Section, Southern Sections of IFT.
1985 - 2001   Designated Roddy Research Distinguished Professor, Graduate School, University of Tennessee  
1984 - 2001.  Lifetime Approval Awarded by University of Tennessee Graduate School for Direction of Doctoral Dissertations and Teaching Doctoral Level Classes

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Synergistic Activities:

Current TEACHING Assignment FY 2000: FST 420-2 cr, FST 429-3 cr, FST 620 - 3 cr, FST 501/601). Currently GRANT FUNDING includes four research grants funded (over $500,000) and three teaching grants (over $35,000- 2 electronic technology, 1 minority diversity).

Major Professor and Mentor to 46 M.S. Thesis students, 2 M.S. NonThesis, and 16 Ph.D. students in 21 years on UT faculty (currently advise 4 M.S. and 3 Ph.D). Very active locally and nationally in PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: -Present, Secretary, Tennessee Association of Milk Water Food Protection, 1997-Present, AOAC Expert Panel on Microbiological Methods, 1999-2000 - Panel Manager,, USDA, President, 1995, International Association for Food Protection Numerous University of Tennessee Service Activities including chairing the UTIA Advisory Council twice, Program Review Internal Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, 1996,UTK Speaker Bureau - since 1987, University Research Council's Committee on Research and Private Enterprise since 1994, RECENT HONORS and AWARDS include Haverland Citation Award (National -2000), 1999. Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Excellence for Research, 1999. CASNR Peacock Teaching Award for Faculty with more than 10 years Service, 1998. Outstanding Faculty Member with more than 10 years experience, The University of Tennessee, Department of Food Science and Technology, Elected to Faculty of Biotechnology, The University of Tennessee, 1985, Elected to Faculty of Toxicology, 1984.

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Collaborators:

[1] Collaborators:

Dr. Dale Hancock (Wash. State Univ); Dr. Robert Mandrell (USDA, Albany California; UTIA Food Safety Initiative (Oliver, Golden, Mathew, Yoder, Sams), Dr. David White, University of Tennessee; ORNL Risk Assessment Group; Mr. David Reede, Biosterile; Dr. Gerald Gallaher, Ecology and Environment, Dr. Haydee Fernandez, FDA,), one post-doc: Dr. Philippus Pangloli.


[2] Graduate Advisors:

Dr. John Ayres - Bacteriology (The University of Georgia (Ph.D.) and Dr. J. Orvin Mundt – Microbiology/Food Science (M.S.) , The University of Tennessee, both deceased.


[3] Graduate Students:


Career (46 M.S., 16 Ph.D.)

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Profile last updated on: 5/14/2007 8:19:43 PM