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Mulumebet Worku

Professor/Biotechnologist

Mulumebet Worku
College
College of Ag & Environ Sciences

Department
Animal Sciences

Contact
B.C. Webb Hall 229B
Education
Ph.D.Animal Sciences / The University of Maryland
M.S.Animal Science / The University of Maryland
B.S.Animal Science / Addis Ababa University

Research Interests

Animal health, molecular genetics, and genomic diverstiy, food security and safety

Recent Publications

  • Kingsley Ekwemalor, Mulumebet Worku (2020). (Effect of Mushroom Probiotic on Galectin Gene secretion in Goat blood). (2) 98, pp. 71-72. Journal of Animal Science.
  • 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.
  • Beatrice Dingha, Sudan Gyawaly, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Harmandeep Sharma, Arnab Bhowmik, Mulumebet Worku, Louis Jackai (2020). (Organic Mulch Increases Insect Herbivory by the Flea Beetle Species, Disonycha glabrata, on Amaranthus spp.). (3) 11, pp. 162. Insects.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Mulumebet Worku (2019). (Cowpea polyphenol extract regulates galectin gene expression in bovine blood). ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Mulumebet Worku, De Erive, Maria Ortiz, Fuli He, Tao Wang, Guibing Chen (2019). (Effect of microfluidization on microstructure, protein profile and physicochemical properties of whole cowpea flours). 57, INNOVATIVE FOOD SCIENCE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Sarah Adiel-Frema, Bertha Osei, Robert Newman, Mulumebet Worku (2019). (Natural and synthetic pathogen associated molecular patterns modulate galectin expression in cow blood). (5) 61, pp. 245-253. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Mario Vailati-Riboni, Zheng Zhou, Tianle Xu, Juan Loor, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku (2019). (Rumen-protected methionine supplementation during the peripartal period alters the expression of galectin genes associated with inflammation in peripheral neutrophils and secretion in plasma of Holstein cows). (4) 86, pp. 394-398. JOURNAL OF DAIRY RESEARCH.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (41 Unique Signatures of Galectin Expression in Cow Blood Exposed to Microbial Cell Wall ).
  • Louis Jackai, Beatrice Dingha, Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Cowpea-An Ancient Crop for Modern Challenges). pp. 6. Scientia.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Effect of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Pasture Grazing on Growth, Gastrointestinal Parasite Infection and Immune Response Biomarkers of Goat.).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Galectin Secretion and modulation in sheep blood).
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Louis Jackai, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Microarray analysis of the effect of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) phenolic extract in bovine peripheral blood). (1) 46, pp. 100-106. Journal of Applied Animal Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Microarray analysis of the effect of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) phenolic extract in bovine peripheral blood.).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Molecular Genetics and Genome Biology).
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Lorraine Sordillo, Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Parity and Periparturient Period Affects Galectin Gene Expression in Holstein Cow Blood). (2) 6, pp. 19-38. Journal of Applied Biotechnology.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Parity and Periparturient Period Affects Galectin Gene Expression in Holstein Cow Blood).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Probiotics and Ruminant Health. Probiotics - Current Knowledge and Future Prospects).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Probiotics and Ruminant Health. Probiotics. Edited by Shymaa Enany ).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Progress in the Utilization of Cowpea for Animal Health and Production: A Systems Approach. Cowpea: Research Progress and Management Challenges, ).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Progress in the utilization of Cowpea for Animal Health and Production: A Systems Approach. In Cowpea: Research Progress and Management Challenges ).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Shifts in Gut Microbe Population in Periparturient Goats).
  • 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.
  • Bernice Karlton-Senaye, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Mulumebet Worku, Leonard Williams (2018). (Synergistic Effect of Polysaccharide Gums and Antimicrobial Agents on Susceptibility and Protein Expression of Select Pathogenic Microorganisms in Milk). (2) 7, pp. 35-53. Journal of Food Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Synergistic Effect of Polysaccharide Gums and Antimicrobial Agents on Susceptibility and Protein Expression of Select Pathogenic Microorganisms in Milk).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Toll-like receptor agonists modulate Galectin gene expression in goat blood).
  • Mulumebet Worku (2018). (Toll-like receptor agonists modulate Galectin gene expression in goat blood).
  • Mulumebet Worku, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Niki Whitley, Louis Jackai (2017). (Effect of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Pasture Grazing on Growth, Gastrointestinal Parasite Infection and Immune Response Biomarkers of Goat). (1) 10, pp. 27-37. Journal of Agricultural Science.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanuel Asiamah, Hamid Ismail, Salam Ibrahim, Mulumebet Worku (2017). (Effect of probiotic supplementation on growth and global gene expression in dairy cows). pp. 1-7. Journal of Applied Animal Research.
  • Mulumebet worku (2017). (Effects of intrauterine infusion of Escherichsia colie lipolyscharied on uterine health, resolution of purulent vaginal discharge and reproductivne performance of lactatting dairy cows ). Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanuel Asiamah, Bertha Osei, Hamid Ismail, Mulumebet Worku (2017). (Evaluation of the Effect of Probiotic Administration on Gene Expression in Goat Blood). (1) 7, pp. 88-98. Journal of Molecular Biology Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2017). (Expression of Natural Resistance Associate Macrophages Protein One (NRAMP1) in Ruminant Neutrophils). (5) 12, pp. 3. Agri Res & Tech: Open Access .
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Bertha Osei, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (An Extract of Sericea Lespedeza Modulates Production of Inflammatory Markers in Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP) Activated Ruminant Blood). (9) 8, pp. 1-11. Journal of Agricultural Science.
  • Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanuel Asiamah, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (Effect of a Mushroom (Coriolus versicolor) Based Probiotic on the Expression of Toll-like Receptors and Signal Transduction in Goat Neutrophils. ). (1) 6, pp. 71-79. Journal of Molecular Biology Research.
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (Effect of Nystatin, a lipid raft inhibitor on Bovine blood). 94, pp. 463. Journal Of Animal Science.
  • T Obanla, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Gyawali Rabin, T Zimmerman, Mulumebet Worku, Salam Ibrahim (2016). ( Effects of Long Term Exposure to Aspirin on Growth, Functionality and Protein Profile of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG)(ATCC 53103). (4) 5, pp. 46-54. Journal of Food Research.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Louis Jackai, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku (2016). ( Immunomodulatory activities of polyphenol extract from cowpea on bovine polymorphonuclear neutrophils). (supplement 5) 94, pp. 86-87. Journal of Animal Science.
  • K Gyenai, M Worku, M Tajkarimi, S Ibrahim (2016). (Influence of Probiotics on Coccidia, H. Contortus and Markers of Infection in Goats ). (3) 11, pp. 91-99. American Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Louis Jackai, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku, (2016). (Microarray analysis of the effect of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) phenolic extract in bovine peripheral blood.). 1, pp. 1-7. Journal of Applied Animal Research.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Emmanuel Asiamah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Louis Jackai, Keith Schimmel, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (Modulation of bovine WNT Signalling genes by Cowpea phenolic extracts in vitro). (3) 8, pp. 21-35. Journal of Agricultural Science.
  • Emmanuel Asiamah, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (Nystatin Modulates Genes in Immunity and Wingless Signaling Pathways in Cow Blood). (1) 7, pp. 1-8. Journal of Molecular Biology Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku, Abdalla Ahmed, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Hamid Ismail, Salam Ibrahim (2016). (The Impact of Diet on Expression of Genes Involved in Innate Immunity in Goat Blood). (3) 8, pp. 1-9. Journal of Agricultural Science.
  • Mul Worku, Ahmed Abdalla, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Hamid Ismail (2016). (The impact of Sericea lespedeza diet on bifidobacteria in goat rumen ). (1) 6, pp. 11. Journal of Plant, Animal and Environmental Science.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanuel Asiamah, Hamid Ismail, Mulumebet Worku (2016). (Transcriptional profiling of the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) pretreatment in blood from probiotics-treated dairy cows). 10, pp. 15-18. Genomics Data.
  • Amira Ayad, Deiaa El-Rab, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Mulumebet Worku, Keith Schimmel, Godfrey Ejimakor, Tahl Zimmerman, Salam Ibrahim (2016). (Using date palm by-products to cultivate Lactobacilllus reuteri spp.). Journal of Food Research.
  • Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Louis Jackai, Mulumebet Worku (2015). (Analysis of Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Properties of Selected Cowpea Varieties Tested in Bovine Peripheral Blood). (4) 10 , pp. 235.245. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Science.
  • C Huffman, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanuel Asiamah, Hamid Ismail, Mulumebet Worku (2015). (Evaluation of a Commercial Supplement in Sheep and Goat Twins). 94, pp. 70. Journal Of Animal Science.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2015). (Goat Genetics and Genomic Progress in Molecular and Quantitative animal genetics. Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics).
  • Aja duncan, , (2015). ( Influences of Feed Additives on in vitro Volatile Fatty Acid Production). (1) 10 , pp. 37.42. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences .
  • Kingsley Ekwemalor, Emmanual Asiamah, Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Mulumebet Worku (2015). (The effect of a mushroom (Coriolus Versiocolor) based probiotic on the expression of Toll like receptors in goat Neutrophils). 94, Journal Of Animal Science.
  • Andrea Byers, Salam Ibrahim, Mulumebet Worku (2014). (Detection of prosaposin and mature saposins in goat milk). (4) 9, pp. 510. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences.
  • Saeed Hayek, Aboghasem Shahbazi, Mulumebet Worku, Salam Ibrahim, others (2014). (Enzymatic Activity of Lactobacillus Grown in a Sweet Potato Base Medium). (5) 4, pp. 509–522. British Microbiology Research Journal.
  • Abolghasem Shahbazi, Mulumebet Worku, Salam Ibrahim (2013). (Enzymatic activity of Lactobacillus reuteri grown in a sweet potato based medium with the addition of metalions). 2:465, SpringerPlus.
  • Saeed Hayek, Aboghasem Shahbazi, Mulumebet Worku, Salam Ibrahim (2013). (Enzymatic activity of Lactobacillus reuteri grown in a sweet potato based medium with the addition of metal ions). (1) 2, pp. 465. SpringerPlus.
  • Raymond Nwachukwu, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Lijun Wang, Mulumebet Worku, Salam Ibrahim, Keith Schimmel, (2013). (Optimization of Cultural Conditions for Conversion of Glycerol to Ethanol by Enterobacter Aerogenes S012). (1) 3, pp. 12. AMB Express.
  • RES Nwachukwu, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Lijun Wang, Salam Ibrahim, Mulumebet Worku, Keith Schimmel (2012). (Bioconversion of glycerol to ethanol by a mutant Enterobacter aerogenes). (1) 2, pp. 1–6. AMB express.
  • Abolghasem Shahbazi, Lijun Wang, Salam Ibrahim, Mulumebet Worku, Keith Schimmel (2012). (Bioconversion of glycerol to ethanol by a mutant Enterobacter aerogenes). 2(1), pp. 1-6. AMB Express.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2012). (Influence of heirloom tomato polyphenol extracts on expression of inflammation genes in bovine). 7(3), pp. 126-135. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
  • Antoine Alston, Chastity English, Guochen Yang, Mulumebet Worku (2011). (An analysis of North Carolina Public School superintendents' awareness of biotechnology and the future of biotechnology education). 61, Journal of Southern Ag Education, www.jsaer.org.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2009). (Binding of different forms of lipopolysaccharide and gene expression in bovine blood neutrophils.). 92(7), pp. 3185-93. Journal of Dairy Science.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2009). (Efficacy of garlic as an anthelmintic in adult Boer goats). Archives of Biological Sciences.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2009). (Evaluation of the Activity of Plant Extracts in Boer Goats). American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences .
  • Mulumebet Worku, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen, Edward Eaves (2009). (Purification and Characterization of a Lectin Isolated from the Submerged Cultivated Mycelium of Grey Polypore Cerrena unicolor (Bull.) Murrill (Aphyllophoromycetideae)). 11, pp. 61-68. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Nona Mikiashvili, Vladimir Elisashvili, Mulumebet Worku, Elene Davitashvili, Omoanghe Isikhuemhen (2009). (Purification and Characterization of a Lectin Isolated from the Submerged Cultivated Mycelium of Grey Polypore< i> Cerrena unicolor(Bull.) Murrill (Aphyllophoromycetideae)). (1) 11, International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms.
  • Mulumebet Worku (2009). (The Effects of Diatomaceous Earth on Parasite Infected Goats). 3, Bull. Georg. Natl. Acad. Sci..
  • JP CARR, SA Ibrahim, CW Seo, Abolghasem Shahbazi, Mulumebet Worku (2003). (Viability of bifidobacteria in commercial yogurt products during refrigerated storage). 2003 IFT Annual Meeting-Chicago,.
  • Mulumebet Worku (1998). (Selective expansion and continuous culture of macrophages from adult pig blood.). 64(2), pp. 173-90. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.
  • Mulumebet Worku (1995). (American Journal of Veterinary Research). 56(4), pp. 435-9. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku (1994). (Modulation of Fc receptors for IgG on bovine polymorphonuclear neutrophils by interferon-gamma through de novo RNA transcription and protein synthesis.). 55(2), pp. 234-8. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  • Mulumebet Worku (1991). (Functional competence and monoclonal antibody reactivity of neutrophils from cows injected with Escherichia coli endotoxin). 1(1), pp. 10-20. Comparative Haematology International.
  • Mulumebet Worku (1987). (Oral administration of a water extract of Phytolacca dodecandra l'herit in mice--effects on reproduction.). 35(2), pp. 155-61. Contraception.
  • Mulumebet Worku (Asimah EK, Ekwemalor K, Adjei-Fremah S, Osei B, Newman R, Worku M. Natural and synthetic pathogen associated molecular patterns modulate galectin expression in cow blood. J Anim Sci Technol. 2019 Sep;61(5):245-253. doi: 10.5187/jast.2019.61.5.245. Epub 2019 Sep 30. PMID: 31602302; PMCID: PMC6778856.).
  • Mulumebet Worku (Effect of probiotic supplementation on growth and global gene expression in dairy cows. ).
  • Kalaiyarasi Aladiyan, Christopher Smith, Biruk Tegicho, Tadilo Bogale, Mulumebet Worku, Keith Schimmel, Ademe Mekonnen, Kingsley Ekwemalor (IoT Network for Dairy Animals: Health Monitoring and Cybersecurity).
  • Mulumebet Worku (Jaiswal L, Ismail H, Worku M. A Review of the Effect of Plant-derived Bioactive Substances on the Inflammatory Response of Ruminants (Sheep, Cattle, and Goats). Int J Vet Anim Med. 2020 May;3(2):130).
  • Mulumebet Worku (SUPPLEMENTAL METHIONINE, CHOLINE, OR TAURINE AFFECT GALECTIN GENE EXPRESSION IN ADULT HOLSTEIN COW AND NEONATAL HOLSTEIN CALF NEUTROPHILS IN VITRO. August 2020 Journal of microbiology, biotechnology and food sciences 10(1):87-92 DOI: 10.15414/jmbfs.2020.10.1.87-92 Mulumebet Worku's LabEmmanuel Asiamah Mario Vailati Riboni Juan J. LoorHye Won Kang).