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Bob Ward

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Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences

Food Bioactives

Associate Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, 2005
MS, Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, 2002
BA, University of Vermont, 1991


Biography

I received a BA from the University of Vermont. I studied Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis, and received a MS in Brewing Science and a PhD in Food Science.

Teaching Interests

Food Analysis and Food Technology and Health

Research Interests

Bioactive nutrients, PUFA and inflammation, gut integrity


Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: NFS 322
DialPhone: 435-797-2153
SendEmail: robert.ward@usu.edu

Awards

Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2015

Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department

Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2015

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

NIH Training Grant in Biomolecular Technology, 2004


Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Ward, R.E, Hintze, K.J, (2016). Fish and Fish Oil for Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes: Fish and Fish Oil in Health and Disease. Elsevier, Academic Press
  • Ward, R.E, Hintze, K.J, (2016). Fish and Fish Oil for Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes: Fish and Fish Oils in Health and Disease. Elsevier
  • Hintze, K.J, Snow, D., Burtenshaw, I., Ward, R.E, (2011). Nutraceutical properties of milk fat globular membrane : Biotechnology of Biopolymers. InTech Open
  • Ward, R.E, Carpenter, C.E, , (2010). Ch. 12: Traditional methods for mineral analysis: Food Analysis (4th edition). Springer
  • Carpenter, C.E, Ward, R.E, (2010). Ch. 15: Enzyme analysis to determine glucose content: Food Analysis Laboratory Manual (2nd edition). Springer
  • Carpenter, C.E, Ward, R.E, (2010). Ch. 9: Iron determination in meat using Ferrozine assay: Food Analysis Laboratory Manual (2nd edition). Springer
  • Ward, R.E, German, J.B, Corredig, M.C, , (2005). Composition, applications, fractionation, technological and nutritional significance of milk fat globule membrane material. In: Advanced Dairy Chemistry-2. Lipids
  • German, J.B, Dillard, C.J, Hillyard, S.L, Lange, M.C, Smilowitz, J.T, Ward, R.E, Zivkovic, A.M, (2005). Metabolomics: Bringing Nutrigenomics to Practice in Individualized Health Asssesment in Nutritional Genomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition. In: Nutritional Genomics: Discovering the Path to Personalized Nutrition

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Publications - Fact Sheets

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    Publications - Curriculum

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Chail, A., Legako, J., Pitcher, L.R, Ward, R.E, Martini, S., MacAdam, J.W, (2017). Consumer sensory evaluation and chemical composition of beef gluteus medius and tricep brachii steaks from cattle finished on forage or concenrate diets. Journal of Animal Science, 95, 1553–1564.
      • Ward, R.E, Benninghoff, A., Healy, B.J, Li, M., Vagu, B., Hintze, K.J, (2017). Consumption of the total Western diet differentially affects the response to green tea in rodent models of chronic disease compared to the AIN93G diet. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201600720
      • Monsanto, S.P, Hintze, K.J, Ward, R.E, Larson, D.P, Lefevre, M., Benninghoff, A., (2016). The new total Western diet for rodents does not induce an overweight phenotype or alter parameters of metabolic syndrome in mice. Nutrition Research, 36:9, 1031-1044. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2016.06.002
      • Oberg, T.S, Ward, R.E, Steele, J.L, Broadbent, J.R, (2015). Transcriptome analysis of Bifidobacterium longum strains that show a differential response to hydrogen peroxide stress. J. Biotechnol., 212, 58-64.
      • Benninghoff, A., Lefevre, M., Hintze, K.J, Ward, R.E, Broadbent, J.R, (2015). Fighting cancer with functional foods: new approaches to investigate the interactions of dietary bioactive chemicals and the gut microbiome. Journal of Developments in Sustainable Agriculture, 10:1, 34-54. doi: 10.11178/jdsa.10.34
      • Hintze, K.J, Lefevre, M., Ward, R.E, Benninghoff, A., Broadbent, J.R, Cox, J., (2014). Broad scope method for creating humanized animal models for animal health and disease research through antibiotic treatment and human fecal transfer. Gut Microbiology, 5, 183-191. doi: 10.4161/gmic.28403
      • Maughan, B., Tansawat, R., Maughan, C., Provenza, F.D, Ward, R.E, Martini, S., Cornforth, D.P, Villalba, J., (2014). Importance of grass-legume choices on cattle grazing behavior, performance and meat characteristics. Journal of Animal Science, 92, 2309-2324. doi: DOI:10.2527/jas.2013-7297
      • Broadbent, J.R, Oberg, T.S, Hughes, J.E, Ward, R.E, Brighton, C., Welker, D.L, Steele, J.L, (2014). Influence of polysorbate 80 and cyclopropane fatty acid synthase activity on lactic acid production by Lactobacillus casei ATCC 334 at low pH.. Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology, 41, 545-553. doi: 10.1007/s10295-013-1391-2
      • Ward, R.E, Jhanwar, A., Particle size distribution and lipid composition of skim milk membrane. International Dairy Journal, doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2014.01.010
      • Oberg, T.S, Ward, R.E, Steele, J.L, Broadbent, J.R, (2013). Genetic and physiological responses of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis to hydrogen peroxide stress. J. Bacteriol., 195, 3743–3751.
      • Tanswat, R., Maughan, C., Ward, R.E, Martini, S., Cornforth, D.P, (2013). Chemical Characterization of Pasture- and Grain-fed Beef Related to Meat Quality and Flavor Attributes. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48, 484-495. doi: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.03209.x
      • Brogna, D., Tansawat, R., Cornforth, D.P, Ward, R.E, Bella, M., Luciano, G., Priolo, A., Villalba, J., (2013). The quality of meat from sheep treated with tannin- and saponin-based remedies as a natural strategy for parasite control. Meat Science, 96, 744-749. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.10.019
      • Brogna, D., Tansawat, R., Cornforth, D.P, Ward, R.E, Bella, M., Luciano, G., Priolo, A., Villalba, J., (2013). The quality of meat from sheep treated with tannin- and saponin-based remedies as a natural strategy for parasite control. Meat Science, 96, 744-749. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2013.10.019
      • Maughan, C., Tansawat, R., Cornforth, D.P, Ward, R.E, Martini, S., (2012). Development of a beef flavor lexicon and its application to compare the flavor profile and consumer acceptance of rib steaks from grass- or grain-fed cattle.. Meat Science, 90, 116-121. doi: doi:10.1016/j.meatsci.2011.06.006
      • Zhou, A.L, Hintze, K.J, Jimenez, R., Ward, R.E, (2012). Dietary fat composition influences tissue lipid profile and gene expression in Fisher-344 rats. Lipids, 47:12, 1119-1130. doi: 10.1007/s11745-012-3729-3
      • Kronberg, S.L, Scholijegerdes, E.J, Murphy, E.J, Ward, R.E, Maddock, T.D, Schauer, C.S, (2012). Treatment of flaxseed to reduce biohydrogenation of alpha-linolenic acid by ruminal microbes in sheep and cattle and increase n-3 fatty acid concentrations in red meat. Journal of Animal Science, 90:12, 4618-4624. doi: 10.2527/jas.2011-4774
      • Hintze, K.J, Benninghoff, A., Ward, R.E, (2012). Formulation of the Total Western Diet (TWD) as a basal diet for rodent cancer studies.. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60:27, 6736-6742. doi: 10.1021/jf204509a
      • Oberg, T.S, Ward, R.E, Steele, J.L, Broadbent, J.R, (2012). Identification of plasmalogens in the cytoplasmic membrane of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis.. Appl Environ. Microbiol. , 78, 880-884.
      • Tan, W.S, Budinich, M.F, Ward, R.E, Broadbent, J.R, Steele, J.L, (2012). Optimal growth of Lactobacillus casei in a Cheddar cheese ripening model system requires exogenous fatty acids.. J. Dairy Sci., 95, 1680–1689.
      • MacAdam, J.W, Ward, R.E, Griggs, T.C, Min, B., Akin, G.E, (2011). Average daily gain and blood fatty acid composition of cattle grazing the non-bloating legumes birdsfoot trefoil and cicer milkvetch in the Mountain West. Professional Animal Scientist, 27, 574-583.
      • Shen, Q., Gibson, G., Ward, R.E, Tuohy, K., , (2011). In vitro measurement of the impact of human milk oligosaccharides on the faecal microbiota of weaned formula-fed inflants compared to a mixture of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 52:4, 337-343.
      • Snow, D.R, Ward, R.E, Jimenez-Flores, R., Olsen, A.L, Hintze, K.J, (2011). Membrane-rich milk fat diet provides protection against gastrointestinal stress in mice treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). . Journal of Dairy Science, 94:5, 2201-2212.
      • Snow, D.R, Jiminez-Flores, R., Ward, R.E, Cambell, J., Young, M.J, Nemere, I., Hintze, K.J, (2010). Dietary milk fat globular membrane reduced the incidence of aberrant crypt foci (ACG) in Fischer-344 rats.. Journal of Ag and Food Chem., 58, 2157-2164.
      • Ward, R.E, Gao, Z., Yin, J., Zhang, J., Martin, R., Lefevre, M., Cefalu, W., Ye, J., (2009). Butyrate improves insulin sensitivity and increases energy expenditure in mice diabetes. Diabetes
      • Thurgood, J., Ward, R.E, Martini, S., Brotherson, C., McMahon, D.J, (2009). Fortification of cheddar cheese with EPA/DHA. Journal of Dairy Science, In Press
      • Ward, R.E, (2009). Isolation of human milk oligosaccharides using solid-phase extraction.. Open Glycoscience, 2, 15-Sep.
      • B., Ward, R.E, (2009). The Genome Sequence of Taurine Cattle: A window to ruminant biology and evolution. Science, 324, 522-528.
      • Gao, Z., Yin, J., Zhang, J., Ward, R.E, Martin, R.J, Lefevre, M., Cefalu, W.T, Ye, J., (2009). Butyrate improves insulin sensitivity and increases energy expenditure in mice. Diabetes, 58:7, 1509-1517.
      • Ward, R.E, Ninonuevo, M., Mills, D., Lebrilla, C., German, J.B, (2007). In vitro fermentability of human milk oligosaccharides by several strains of bifidobacteria.. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 51, 1398-4.
      • Thurgood, J., Ward, R.E, Martini, S., (2007). Oxidation kinetics of soybean oil/anhydrous milk fat blends: a differential scanning calorimetry study. Food Research International, 40, 1030-1037.
      • Ninonuevo, M.N, Park, Y., Yin, H., Zhang, J., Ward, R.E, Clowers, B.H, German, J.B, Freeman, S.L, Killeen, K., Grimm, R., Lebrilla, C.B, (2006). A Strategy for Annotating the Human Milk Glycome.. Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 54, 7471-7480.
      • Ward, R.E, Ninonuevo, M., Mills, D., Lebrilla, C.B, German, J.B, (2006). In vitro fermentation of breast milk oligosaccharides by Bifidobacterium infantis and Lactobacillus gasseri. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72, 4497-4499.
      • German, J.B, Schanbacher, F.L, Lonnerdal, B., Medrano, J.F, McGuire, M.A, McManaman, J.L, Smith, T.P, Neville, M.C, Donnelly, P., Lange, M.C, Ward, R.E, (2006). International milk genomics consortium. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 17:656-661.
      • Ninonuevo, M., An, H., Yin, H., Kileen, K., Grimm, R., Ward, R.E, German, J.B, Lebrilla, C.B, (2005). Nanoliquid chromatography-mass spectrometry of oligosaccharides employing graphitized carbon chromatography on microchip with a high-accuracy mass analyzer.. Electrophoresis, 26, 3641-9.
      • Ward, R.E, Watzke, H.J, Jimenez-Flores, R., German, J.B, (2004). Bioguided Nanoprocessing: A Paradigm Change in Food Processing.. Food Technology,, 58, 44-48.
      • Ward, R.E, German, J.B, , (2004). Understanding milk's bioactive components: a goal for the genomics toolbox.. Journal of Nutrition, 134, 962S-7.
      • Astaire, J.C, Ward, R.E, German, J.B, Jimenez-Flores, R., , (2003). Concentration of Polar MFGM Lipids From Buttermilk by Microfiltration and Supercritical Fluid Extraction.. Journal of Dairy Science, 86:00:00, 2297-30.
      • Ward, R.E, German, J.B, (2003). Milk: a model for nutrition in the 21st century. Australian Journal of Dairy Technology, 58, 49-54.
      • Ward, R.E, German, J.B, (2003). Zoonutrients and Health.. Food Technology, 56, 30-36.
      • German, J.B, Morgan, C.J, Ward, R.E, (2002). Bioactive Components in Milk. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 5(6), 653-8.
      • Ward, R.E, Bamforth, C.W, (2002). Esterases in Barley and Malt. Cereal Chemistry, 79, 681-6.
      • Professional Journal

      • Noviandi, C.T, Ward, R.E, Zobell, D., Stott, R.D, Waldron, B.L, Peel, M.D, Eun, J., (2012). Fatty acid composition in adipose tissue of pasture- and feedlot-finished beef steers. Professional Animal Scientist, 28, 184–193.
      • Noviandi, C.T, Ward, R.E, Zobell, D., Stott, R.D, Waldron, B.L, Peel, M.D, Eun, J., Fatty acid composition in adipose tissue of pasture- and feedlot-finished beef steers. Professional Animal Scientist

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

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            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

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                Scheduled Teaching

                NDFS 5560, 6560 - Food Chemistry, Fall 2016

                NDFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2016

                NDFS 5560, 6560 - Food Chemistry, Fall 2015

                NDFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2015

                NDFS 5560,6560 - Food Chemistry, Fall 2013

                NDFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2013

                NDFS 5500,6500 - Food Analysis, Spring 2013

                NDFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2012

                NDFS 6720 - Lipid Analysis and Metabolism, Fall 2012

                NDFS 5500,6500 - Food Analysis, Spring 2012

                NDFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2011

                NDFS 6500 - FOOD ANALYSIS, Spring 2011

                NFS 5500 - Food Analysis, Spring 2011

                NDFS 5500 - FOOD ANALYSIS (QI), Spring 2011

                NFS 3110 - Food, Technology, and Health, Fall 2010

                NFS 6720 - Lipid Analysis and Metabolism, Fall 2010

                NFS 5500 - Food Analysis, Spring 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                David Dang, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, January 2016
                Siyu Xiao, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, August 2015
                Stephanie Kung, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, September 2014
                Tao Xu, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, September 2012 - December 2016
                Zhou Fang, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, January 2013 - May 2016
                Shruti Sawant, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, August 2013 - May 2015
                Bharath Vagu, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, September 2011 2013
                Varun Chandra, September 2011 - July 2013
                Albert Zhou, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, September 2009 - March 2013
                MIke Young, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences, July 2008 - March 2011
                Ankur Jhanwar, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences 2009