Reza Tahergorabi

Associate Professor

Reza Tahergorabi
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College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

PostdocPostdoctoral Fellow / Purdue University
Ph.D.Animal and Food Science / West Virginia University
PostdocPostdoctoral Research Associate / Oregon State University, Seafood Research and Education Center
M.S.Natural Resources Engineering (Fisheries) / Tehran Azad University
B.S.Fisheries Engineering / University of Sistan and Baluchestan

Research Interests

My research interest is focused on food processing and packaging. I seek to increase the value of muscle food (i.e. seafood, poultry, and red meat) processing by-products from a sustainable perspective. Muscle food processing generates large quantities of materials which cannot be used directly for human consumption. Hence, they are called by-products or waste. I apply a relatively new methodology of Isoelectric Solubilization and Precipitation (ISP) for the recovery of proteins from muscle food by-products. I have used surimi seafood as a model to study the textural and rheological behaviors of muscle food proteins. Currently, I am expanding the application of the isolated proteins to deep-fat fried foods. In addition, I attempt to enhance the safety and quality of food products by using active biodegradable films, edible coatings, and nanocomposites for food packaging.

Recent Publications

  • William Oyom, Reza Tahergorabi (2022). (Effects of modified sweet potato starch edible coating incorporated with cumin essential oil on storage quality of ‘early crisp’). 153, pp. 112475. LWT.
  • Kelvin Adrah, Samuel Adegoke, Reza Tahergorabi (2022). (Physicochemical and microbial quality of coated raw and oleogel-fried chicken). 154, pp. 112589. LWT.
  • William William Oyom, Reza Tahergorabi (2022). (Recent advances in postharvest technology of Asia pears fungi disease control: A review). 117, pp. 101771. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Samuel Adegoke (2021). (Conventional Macro- and Micro-Molecule Separation). In Charis Galanakis , (Food Waste Recovery: Processing Technologies and Industrial Techniques, 2nd Ed) (2nd) pp. 89 – 102. Academic Press.
  • Saeed Paidari, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). (Edible coating and films as promising packaging: a mini review). pp. 1-10. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization.
  • Abdulhakim Sharaf Eddin, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). (Fortification of surimi gels with camel milk). (5) 30, pp. 535-548. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Mehdi Abdollahi (2021). (Marine Bioactives). In Charis Galanakis, (Food Bioactives and Health) Springer Nature.
  • Saeed Paidari, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). (Migration of Various Nanoparticles into Food Samples: A Review). (9) 10, pp. 2114. Foods.
  • Niaz Mahmud, Joinul Islam, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). ( [PDF] from mdpi.com Marine Biopolymers: Applications in Food Packaging). (12) 9, pp. 2245. Processes.
  • Kelvin Adrah, Daniel Ananey-Obiri, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). (Physicochemical Changes of Deep-Fat-Fried Chicken Drumsticks Treated with Quercetin-in-Edible Coating during Storage Time). (464) 10, pp. 2 - 11. Foods.
  • Kelvin Adrah, Samuel Adegoke, Kyle Nowlin, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). ( Study of oleogel as a frying medium for deep-fried chicken). pp. 1-10. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization.
  • Kelvin Adrah, Reza Tahergorabi (2021). (Sweet potato starch and a protein-based edible coating minimize the fat-uptake in deep-fat fried chicken). (1) 19, pp. 440-447. CyTA-Journal of Food.
  • Ayowole Oyeniran, Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi, Rabin Gyawali, Tahl Zimmerman (2020). (A modified RCM medium for the isolation and enumeration of Lactobacillus bulgaricus in a mixed culture). (6) 103, pp. 5030 – 5042. Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Aseel Issa (2020). (Barrier, Degradation and Cytotoxicity Studies for Chitin-Chitosan Bionanocomposites). (Chitin-and Chitosan-Based Biocomposites for Food Packaging Application) pp. 49- 55. CRC Press.
  • Kelvin Adrah, Reza Tahergorabi (2020). (Development of Bio-based and Biodegradable Plastics). In Kharissova O.V., Martinez L.M.T., Kharisov B.I, (Handbook of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications) pp. 25 pages. Springer.
  • Kiyonna Williams, Reza Tahergorabi, Zandra Mikell, Samuel Adegoke (2020). (Instrumental quality attributes of Alaska pollock derived surimi gels with sweet potato starch). (1) 13, pp. 1-19. RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences.
  • Raphael Ayivi, Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi, Roberta Silva, Mulumebet Worku (2020). (Lactic acid bacteria: food safety and human health applications). (3) 1, pp. 202-232. Dairy.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Abdulhakim Sharaf Eddin, Samuel Adegoke , Aseel Issa , Cassidy Wilson (2020). (Physicochemical changes of surimi gels with addition of different particle sizes of citrus peel fiber). (10) 29, pp. 1029-1040. Journal of Aquatic Food Product and Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Daniel Ananey-Obiri, Lovie Matthews (2019). (Chicken processing by-product: A source of protein for fat-uptake reduction in deep-fried chicken). (1) 101, Food Hydrocolloids.
  • Malak Azahrani, Daniel Ananey-Obiri, Lvoie Matthews, Reza Tahergorabi (2019). (Development of low-fat fried fish using a two-prong strategy). (1) 17, pp. 882-891. CyTA - Journal of Food .
  • Abdulhakim Sharaf Eddin, Reza Tahergorabi (2019). (Efficacy of sweet potato starch-based coating to improve quality and safety of hen eggs during storage). (3) 9, pp. 205. Coatings.
  • Abdulhakim Sharaf Eddin, Reza Tahergorabi (2019). (Egg quality and safety with an overview of edible coating application for egg preservation). 296, pp. 29-39. Food Chemistry.
  • Aseel Issa, Reza Tahergorabi (2019). (Milk Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Tract: Microbial Composition of Milk). pp. 265 – 274. Academic Press.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2018). (Application of protein-based edible coatings for fat uptake reduction in deep-fat fried foods with an emphasis on muscle food proteins). 80, pp. 167-174. Trends in Food Science & Technology .
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2018). (Development and Characterization of Fish-based Superfoods). pp. 33 – 48. InTechOpen.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2018). (Salvia spp. plants-from farm to food applications and phytopharmacotherapy). Trends in Food Science & Technology .
  • Aseel Issa, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku, Shahbazi Abolghasem, Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi (2018). (Sweet Potato Starch‐Based Nanocomposites: Development, Characterization and Biodegradability). pp. 8. Starch‐Stärke.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Application of a surimi-based coating to improve the quality attributes of shrimp during refrigerated storage). 6, Foods.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Development of a sweet potato starch-based coating and its effect on quality attributes of shrimp during refrigerated storage). 88, pp. 203-209. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • Ugochukwu Anyanwu, Fatimah Alakhrash, Seyed Vali Hosseini , Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Effect of bay (Laurus nobilis L.) essential oil on surimi gels nutritionally enhanced with salmon and flaxseed oils). (26) 4, pp. 1-16. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Egg as Nutraceuticals). (Egg Production: Innovations and Strategies for Improvements) pp. 271 – 279. Elsevier.
  • Aseel Issa, Salam Ibrahim, Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Impact of Sweet Potato Starch-based Nanocomposite Films Activated with Thyme Essential Oil on the Shelf-life of Baby Spinach Leaves). (43) 6, Foods.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2017). (Proteins, Peptides and Amino Acids). In Charis Galanakis, (Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components: Effects of Innovative Processing Techniques) pp. 15 – 38. Elsevier.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, (2016). (Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Essential Oils from Armoise (Artemisia herba-alba), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium capitatum x radens) and Bay (Laurus nobilis) in vitro). (28) 5, Foods.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Salam Ibrahim (2016). (Functional Food Product Development from Fish Processing By-products Using Isoelectric Solubilization/Precipitation). (Proceedings of the 2013 National Conference on Advances in Environmental Science and Technology) pp. 179–183. Springer International Publishing.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2016). (Inactivation Kinetics of Foodborne Pathogens with Electron Beam Emphasizing Salmonella). In Amit K. Jaiswal, (Food Processing Technologies: Impact on Product Attributes) pp. 671- 695. CRC Press.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2016). (Natural antioxidants: control of oxidation in fish and fish products). In Rituparna Banerjee, (Natural Antioxidants: Applications in Foods of Animal Origin) CRC Press.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2016). (Physicochemical Properties of Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) Surimi Gels with Oat Bran). 66, pp. 41 – 47. LWT – Food Science and Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2016). (Seafood Proteins and Human Health). In Susan Raatz, , (Fish and Fish Oil in Health and Disease.) pp. 323 – 330. Elsevier.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2016). ( Sweet Potato Starch/ Clay Nanocomposite Film: New Material for Emerging Biodegradable Food packaging). (3) 3, MOJ Food processing & Technology .
  • A Hamzeh, M Moslemi, M Karaminasab, MA Khanlar, R Faizbakhsh, M Batebi Navai, Reza Tahergorabi (2015). (Amino Acid Composition of Roe from Wild and Farmed Beluga Sturgeon (Huso huso)). (2) 17, pp. 357–364. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology.
  • Kristen Matak, Reza Tahergorabi, Jacek Jaczynski (2015). (A review: Protein isolates recovered by isoelectric solubilization/precipitation processing from muscle food by-products as a component of nutraceutical foods). Food Research International.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2015). (Conventional Macro- and Micro-molecule Separation). In Charis Galanakis, (Food Waste Recovery: Processing Technologies and Industrial Techniques) pp. 105 – 126. Elsevier.
  • Bernice Karlton-Senaye, Reza Tahergorabi, Valerie Giddings, Salam Ibrahim (2015). (Effect of gums on viability and $β$-galactosidase activity of Lactobacillus spp. in milk drink during refrigerated storage). (1) 50, pp. 32–40. International Journal of Food Science & Technology.
  • Fereydoon Aflaki, Vanik Ghoulipour, Nader Saemian, Shahab Shiebani, Reza Tahergorabi (2015). (Effects of E-beam irradiation and vacuum packaging on biogenic amines formation in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) fillets). International Journal of Food Science & Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2014). (Electron beam Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens with an Emphasis on Salmonella). (Practical Food Safety: contemporary issues and future directions) pp. 451 – 466. IFT Press.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Jacek Jaczynski, Kristen Matak (2014). (Electron Beam Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens with an Emphasis on Salmonella). pp. 451–469. Practical Food Safety: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2014). (Fish protein isolate: Development of functional foods with nutraceutical ingredients). Journal of Functional Foods.
  • Reza Tahergorabi (2014). (Isoelectric Processing of Marine Products: Profiles of Protein and Lipids.). pp. 417 – 425. Academic Pres.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Jacek Jaczynski (2014). (Isoelectric Solubilization/Precipitation as a Means to Recover Protein and Lipids from Seafood By-products). (Seafood Processing By-Products) pp. 101–123. Springer New York.
  • Alicia Debusca, Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2014). (Physicochemical properties of surimi gels fortified with dietary fiber). 148, pp. 70–76. Food chemistry.
  • Osman Hassan, Amer AbuGhazaleh, Salam Ibrahim, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Saddam Awaisheh, Reza Tahergorabi (2014). (Viability and α- and β-galactosidase activity of Bifidobacterium breve and Lactobacillus reuteri in yoghurt products supplemented with shiitake mushroom extract during refrigerated storage). (4) 67, pp. 570–576. International Journal of Dairy Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2013). (Chemical properties of ω-3 fortified gels made of protein isolate recovered with isoelectric solubilisation/precipitation from whole fish). (1) 139, pp. 777–785. Food chemistry.
  • Alicia Debusca, Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Susan Partington, Jacek Jaczynski (2013). (Interactions of dietary fibre and omega-3-rich oil with protein in surimi gels developed with salt substitute). (1) 141, pp. 201–208. Food chemistry.
  • SV Hosseini, S Sobhanardakani, Reza Tahergorabi, P Delfieh (2013). (Selected Heavy Metals Analysis of Persian Sturgeon’s (Acipenser persicus) Caviar from Southern Caspian Sea). (3) 154, pp. 357–362. Biological trace element research.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Application of electron beam to inactivate Salmonella in food: Recent developments). (2) 45, pp. 685–694. Food Research International.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Litha Sivanandan, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (A three-prong strategy to develop functional food using protein isolates recovered from chicken processing by-products with isoelectric solubilization/precipitation). (12) 92, pp. 2534–2542. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Litha Sivanandan, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Dynamic rheology and endothermic transitions of proteins recovered from chicken-meat processing by-products using isoelectric solubilization/precipitation and addition of TiO 2). (1) 46, pp. 148–155. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • Brittney Pietrowski, Reza Tahergorabi, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Dynamic rheology and thermal transitions of surimi seafood enhanced with $ω$-3-rich oils). (2) 27, pp. 384–389. Food Hydrocolloids.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Functional food products made from fish protein isolate recovered with isoelectric solubilization/precipitation). (1) 48, pp. 89–95. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Isoelectric solubilization/precipitation as a means to recover protein isolate from striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and its physicochemical properties in a nutraceutical seafood product). (23) 60, pp. 5979–5987. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Physicochemical changes in surimi with salt substitute). (3) 132, pp. 1281–1286. Food Chemistry.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2012). (Salt substitution in surimi seafood and its effects on instrumental quality attributes). (2) 48, pp. 175–181. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • Brittney Pietrowski, Reza Tahergorabi, Kristen Matak, Janet Tou, Jacek Jaczynski (2011). (Chemical properties of surimi seafood nutrified with ω-3 rich oils). (3) 129, pp. 912–919. Food chemistry.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, Sarah Beamer, Kristen Matak, Jacek Jaczynski (2011). (Effect of isoelectric solubilization/precipitation and titanium dioxide on whitening and texture of proteins recovered from dark chicken-meat processing by-products). (4) 44, pp. 896–903. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • Jacek Jaczynski, Reza Tahergorabi, Angela Hunt, Jae Park (2011). (Safety and Quality of Frozen Aquatic Food Products). pp. 343. Handbook of Frozen Food Processing and Packaging.
  • Reza Tahergorabi, SV Hosseini, J Jaczynski (2011). (Seafood proteins). pp. 116–143. Handbook of food proteins. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK.
  • Abdolmohammad Kenari, Joe Regenstein, Seyed Hosseini, Masoud Rezaei, Reza Tahergorabi, Rajab Nazari, Morteza Mogaddasi, Seyed Kaboli (2009). (Amino acid and fatty acid composition of cultured Beluga (Huso huso) of different ages). (3) 18, pp. 245–265. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology.
  • Sohrab Moini, Reza Tahergorabi, Seyed Hosseini, Mohammad Rabbani, Zoya Tahergorabi, Xesus Feas, Fereidoon Aflaki (2009). (Effect of gamma radiation on the quality and shelf life of refrigerated rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fillets). (7) 72, pp. 1419–1426. Journal of Food Protection®.
  • Seyed Hosseini, Reza Behrooz, Abbas Esmaili-Sari, Nader Bahramifar, Seyed Hosseini, Reza Tahergorabi, Seyed Hosseini, Xesús Feás (2008). (Contamination by organochlorine compounds in the edible tissue of four sturgeon species from the Caspian Sea (Iran)). (6) 73, pp. 972–979. Chemosphere.
  • Mohammad Kalbassi, Seyed Hosseini, Reza Tahergorabi (2008). (Karyotype analysis in Schizothorax zarudnyi from Hamoon lake, Iran). (2) 8, Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
  • Seyyed Hosseini, Seyyed Amininasab, Reza Tahergorabi, Abbas Sari, Sadegh Bor (2004). (Determination of heavy metals content in water, sediments and muscle of Crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus in Southern Coasts of Caspian Sea (Abbasa river of Nour city)).
  • Reza Tahergorabi (Salvia spp. and their applications in food preservation and safety). 80, pp. 242 - 263. Trends in Food Science & Technology.