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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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David M Klurfeld
Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality
Human Nutrition

Phone: (301) 504-4675
Fax: (301) 504-5467
Room 4-2184

Team Projects (Appropriated | All) 125 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
Genetic and Genomic Basis of Vegetable and Fruit Biology, Quality and Nutrient Content
Analysis of the Biochemical Pathway and Genetics of Seed Phytate in Barley
Improvement of Wheat Quality Through Molecular Genetics
Technologies for Improving Industrial Biorefineries That Produce Marketable Biobased Products
Integrating the Development of New Feed Ingredients and Functionality and Genetic Improvement to Enhance Sustainable Production of Rainbow Trout
Farm-Scale Pyrolysis Biorefining
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
Energy Regulation and Obesity
Genomics, Nutrition, and Health
Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity Related Health Behaviors in Children and Their Environment
Vegetable Oil-Based Fuels, Additives and Coproducts
Commercial Flocculants from Low-Value Animal Protein
Cardiovascular Nutrition and Health
Nutritional Metabolism in Mothers, Infants, and Children
Pediatric Clinical Nutrition
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Developmental Determinants of Obesity in Infants and Children
Regulatory Mechanisms Induced by Health-Promoting Bioactive Food Components on Sex Steroid Hormone-Dependent Pathways, Cancer Cell-Stromal Cell Interactions, and the Gut Microbiome
Improving Quality, Stability, and Functionality of Oils and Bioactive Lipids
Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Industrial Seed Oils
Improving the Sustainability and Quality of Food and Dairy Products from Manufacturing to Consumption Via Process Modeling and Edible Packaging
Improved Processes for the Preservation and Utilization of Vegetables, Including Cucumber, Sweetpotato, Cabbage, and Peppers to Produce Safe, High Quality Products with Reduced Energy Use and Waste
Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health
Health Promoting Roles of Food Bio-Active Phenolic Compounds on Obesity-Altered Heart, and Kidney Functions and Physiology
Metabolite Profiling and Chemical Fingerprinting Methods for Characterization of Foods, Botanical Supplements, and Biological Materials
Novel Functions and Biomarkers for Vitamins and Minerals
USDA National Nutrient Databank for Food Composition
USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
Effect of Processing of Milk on Bioactive Compounds in Fresh High-Moisture Cheeses
Improved Utilization of Proteinaceous Crop Co-Products
Immunity, Inflammation, and Nutrition in Aging
Sarcopenia, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
Nutrients, Aging, and Musculoskeletal Function
One Carbon Nutrients and Metabolism
Plant Components and Aging
Cancer Prevention Via Diet
Nutritional Epidemiology
Vision, Aging, and Nutrition
Dietary Regulation of Immunity and Inflammation
Health Roles of Dietary Selenium in Obesity
Biology of Obesity Prevention
What We Eat in America - Dietary Survey: Data Collection, Interpretation, Dissemination, and Methodology
Metabolism and Molecular Targets of Macro and Micro Food Components in the Development and Management of Obesity and Chronic Diseases
Absorption, Metabolism, and Health Impacts of Bioactive Food Components
Assessing the Impact of Diet on Inflammation in Healthy and Obese Adults in a Cross-Sectional Phenotyping Study and a Longitudinal Intervention Trial
Diet, Inflammation and Prevention of Chronic Disease
Improving Public Health by Understanding Diversity in Diet, Body, and Brain Interactions
Rural Aging Study
Dietary Guidelines Adherence and Healthy Body Weight Maintenance
Food Factors to Prevent Obesity and Related Diseases
Impact of Early Dietary Factors on Child Development and Health
Neurocognition/neuroscience (Bridging Project)
Molecular, Cellular, and Regulatory Aspects of Nutrition During Development
Primary and Secondary Prevention of Peanut and Tree Nut Allergy
Develop Methods to Assess and Improve Poultry and Eggs Quality
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for Total Health (Health)
Functionalization of Vegetable Oils for Use in the Polymer, Oleochemical, and Lubricant Industries
Bioproducts from Agricultural Feedstocks
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
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
Obesity Prevention Research in the Mississippi Delta/South Central US
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 427486
Whole Grains Workshop
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 427733
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 409050
Obesity Prevention Research in the Mississippi Delta
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426739
A Developmental Approach to Childhood Obesity: The Fetal and Early Childhood Years
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 425583
MOU between USDA/ARS, USDA/NIFA, and Dairy Management Inc.
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 428120
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 420250

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Understanding the barriers and facilitators to dietary guidelines adherence: The HEALTH study - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-May-13)
What do government agencies consider in the debate over added sugars - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Sep-12)
Editorial: Conflict of interest policy for Editors of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - (Review Article)
Bier, D.M., Abrams, S.A., Bowman, B.A., Fukagawa, N.K., Gitlin, J.D., Klurfeld, D.M., Sacks, F.M. 2007. Editorial: Conflict of interest policy for Editors of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 86(1):3-4.
Snack Foods, Obesity and Realistic Recommendations - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Dec-04)
ARS News Articles
Program Teams
Human Nutrition (107) (co-leader)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products (306)
Last Modified: 4/20/2015
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