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Edward N. Sismour

Sismour, Edward N., PhD

Food Sciences

Laboratory and Research Specialist

Phone: 804-524-6822
Email: esismour@vsu.edu

Education:

·          Ph.D. (1994) – College of William and Mary (Marine Science)

·          M.S. (1985) – Old Dominion University (Biology)

·          B.S. (1979) – Old Dominion University (Biology

Selected PUBLICATIONS and presentations:

Xu, Y., A. Cartier, D. Kibet, K. Jordan, I. Elena, S. Davis, E. Sismour, M. Kering and L. Rutto. Physical and nutritional properties of edamame seeds as influenced by stage of development. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. Accepted.

Kim, C., T.J. Nartea, S. Pao, H. Li, K.L. Jordan, Y. Xu, R.A. Stein, and E.N. Sismour. Microbial quality of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) acquired from Internet and local retail markets. Journal of Food Protection. Submitted.

Kim, C., T. Nartea, S. Pao, H. Li, K. Jordan, Y. Xu, R. Stein, E. Sismour, and L. Githinji. 2015. Assessment of microbial quality of shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) and potential application in urban agriculture. Virginia Urban Agriculture Summit, Richmond, Virginia, 22-23 October.

Xu, Y., S. Burton, C. Kim and E. Sismour. 2015. Phenolic compounds, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of pomace extracts from four Virginia-grown grape varieties.  Food Science and Nutrition. doi: 10.1002/fsn3.264.

Burton, S., C. Kim, E. Sismour and Y. Xu. 2015. Antioxidant and antibacterial properties of grape pomace extracts from different grape varieties. IFT15, Institute of Food Technologists, Chicago, Illinois, 12-14 July.

Fine, M., S. Lahiri, A. Sullivan, M. Mayo, S. Newton, and E. Sismour. 2014. Reduction of the pectoral spine and girdle in domesticated Channel catfish is likely caused by changes in selection pressure.  Evolution 68: 2102-2107.

Xu, Y., E.N. Sismour, C. Grizzard, M. Thomas, D. Pestov, Z. Huba, T. Wang, and H.L. Bhardwaj.  2014. Morphological, structural, and thermal properties of starch nanocrystals affected by different botanic origin. Cereal Chemistry 91: 383-388.

Xu, Y., C. Grizzard, E.N. Sismour, S.S. Narina, H.L. Bhardwaj, and Z. Li. 2013. Resistant starch content, molecular structure and physicochemical properties of starches in Virginia-grown corn, potato, and mungbean. Journal of Cereals and Oil seeds 4: 10-18.

Grizzard, C., Y. Xu, S.S. Narina, E.N. Sismour, and H.L. Bhardwaj. 2013. Molecular structure and physicochemical properties of starches in Virginia-grown corn, potato, and mungbean.  17th Biennial Symposium of the Association of 1890 Research Directors, Inc. April 7-10, Jacksonville, Florida.

Sismour, E.N., S.C. Nellis, S.H. Newton, and M.L. Fine.  2013. An experimental study of consumption of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus by largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides when alternative prey are available. Copeia 2013: 281-287.

Xu, Y., E.N. Sismour, S.S. Narina, D. Dean, H.L Bhardwaj and Z. Li. 2013. Composition and properties of starches from Virginia-grown kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivars. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 48: 539-547

Bragg, S., Y. Xu, E. Sismour, S. Pao, and A. Atalay. 2013. Nutritional, textural and microbiological quality attributes of fresh water prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii grown in Virginia. 17th Biennial Symposium of the Association of 1890 Research Directors, Inc. April 7-10, Jacksonville, Florida.

Xu, Y., E. Sismour, S. Pao, L. Rutto, C. Grizzard, and S. Ren. 2012. Textural and microbiological qualities of vegetable soybean (edamame) affected by blanching and storage conditions. Journal of Food Processing and Technology 3: 165.

Rutto, L.K., Y. Xu, M. Brandt, and E. Sismour. 2012. Mineral properties and dietary value of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) grown as a specialty vegetable. American Society for Horticultural Science, 2012 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug 4, Miami, FL.

Sismour, E.N., Y. Xu, S. Pao, A. Atalay and C. Kim. 2012. Quality attributes of Virginia farm-raised freshwater prawn. Virginia State University Aquaculture Field Day.

Xu, Y., E.N. Sismour, J. Parry, M.A. Hanna, and H. Li. 2012. Nutritional composition and antioxidant activity in hazelnut shells from US-grown cultivars. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 47: 940-946.

Atalay, A., E.N. Sismour, and B. Whitehead. 2011. Water and sediment quality assessment of development lakes – a case study. 1890 Research: Sustainable Solutions for Current and Emerging Issues.  16th Biennial Research Symposium, April 9-13, Atlanta, Georgia.

Fine, M.L., M.S. Mayo, S.H. Newton, and E.N. Sismour.  2011.  Largemouth bass predators reduce growth, feeding, and movement in juvenile channel catfish.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish 20:114-119

Fine, M.L., E.N. Sismour, S.H. Newton, B.T. Bosher, A.D.H. Sullivan, J.P. Miano, Z.N. Ghahramani, Y.J. Mohajer, and S. Nellis.  2011.  A primer on functional morphology and behavioral ecology of the pectoral spine of the Channel catfish.  Pages 745-753 in P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sismour, E.N., M.D. Crosby, S.H. Newton, and M.L. Fine. 2011. Survival, condition, and pathogen load of channel catfish fingerlings following transport. Pages 239-247 in P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sismour, E.N. and C. D’Orgeix. 2011. An assessment of alien red-eared and native yellow-bellied sliders and their intergrades at Randolph Farm. Virginia State University Aquaculture Field Day.

Sismour, E.N.  2010.  A new proposed standard weight equation derived from historical weight-length data to calculate relative weight of channel catfish fingerlings.  Virginia Journal of Science 61

Sismour, E.and A. Atalay. 2010. Water quality assessment of Ironbridge Lake, April 2010. Prepared for the Ironbridge Property Owners Association. 24 p.

Crosby, M.D., E.N. Sismour and S.H. Newton.  2009. Diseases of cage-reared catfish.  Virginia Journal of Science. 60:59.

D’Orgeix, C.A. and E.N. Sismour.  2009. Trachemys scripta scripta, (Yellow-belly slider).  A new record for Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Catesbeiana 29: 51-52.

D’Orgeix, C.A. and E.N. Sismour.  2009. Trachemys scripta elegans, (Red-eared slider).  A new record for Chesterfield County, Virginia.  Catesbeiana 29: 52-54.

D’Orgeix, C.A. and E.N. Sismour.  2009. Trachemys scripta scripta (Yellow-belly slider) x T. s. elegans, (Red-eared slider).  Herpetological Review 40: 363.

Newton, S.H. and E.N. Sismour.  2009.  Survival and growth comparisons of catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fingerlings in cages over Winter, second-year trial with industry application.  Virginia Journal of Science 60.

Sismour, E.N. and S.H. Newton.  2009.  Survival and growth of Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in cages with long-term oral administration of β-glucan, an initial assessment.  Virginia Journal of Science 60(2).

Crosby, D. and E. Sismour.  2008.  Fish health problems from cage-reared catfish following transport.  Virginia Journal of Science 59: 42-43.

Crosby, D., E.N. Sismour and S.H. Newton.  2008.  Disease assessment and mortality of Channel catfish fingerlings following transport and cage stocking.  33rd Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, 31 March-4 April, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

Fine, M.L., M.S. Mayo, E.N. Sismour and S.H. Newton.  2008.  The effect of Largemouth bass predators on growth and feeding in Channel catfish.  Virginia Journal of Science 59: 40.

Newton, S.H. and E.N. Sismour.  2008.  Over-winter cage culture of Brown trout (Salmo trutta).  Virginia Journal of Science 59: 42.

Newton, S.H. and E.N. Sismour.  2008.  Over-winter cage culture of Brown trout.  Virginia Aquaculture Newsletter. First Quarter, 2008: p. 3

Sismour, E.N. and S.H. Newton.  2008.  Survival and growth comparisons of Spring versus Fall stocked catfish fingerlings in cages over Winter.  Virginia Journal of Science 59: 44.

Sismour, E., S. Newton, and M. Fine.  2008.  First-year research assesses mortality factors that affect caged catfish.  Virginia Aquaculture Newsletter. First Quarter, 2008: p. 3-4

Lenhardt, M.L. and E.N. Sismour.  1995.  Hearing in the sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and the longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus).  18th mid-Winter Research Meeting, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Sismour, E.N.  1994.  Characteristics of the early life stages of cultured alewife and blueback herring emphasizing the identification of larvae.  Pages 40-56, in J.E. Cooper, R.T. Eades, R.J. Klauda, and J.G. Loesch, editors.  Anadromous Alosa Symposium, Tidewater Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sismour, E.N. and J.G. Loesch.  1992.  Restoration of anadromous fish in Virginia: ecology and dynamics of river herring larvae in the Pamunkey River, Virginia.  Final Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Somers, K.D., E.N. Sismour, G.L. Wright, Jr., C.J. Devine, Jr., D.A. Gilbert, and C.E. Horton.  1989.  Isolation and characterization of collagen in Peyronie’s Disease.  Journal of Urology 141: 629-631.

Sismour, E.N. and R.S. Birdsong.  1987.  Biochemical and genetic analysis of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) migrating into Chesapeake Bay.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 1: 555.

Sismour, E.N.  1986.  A Biochemical and Genetic Analysis of American Shad Migrating Into Chesapeake Bay.  Common Strategies of Anadromous and Catadromous Fishes, An International Symposium.  Boston, Massachusetts.  9-13 March.

Sismour, E.N., S. Ackerman, and R.S. Birdsong.  1983.  Tissue expression of selected enzymes in the American shad, Alosa sapidissima.  Virginia Journal of Science 34: 133.

Sismour, E.N., S.B. Ackerman, and R.S. Birdsong.  1981.  Indirect immunofluorescence microscopy as an aid to fish taxonomy.  Virginia Journal of Science 32: 98.

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