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2022

  1. 2022. Mahoney, O., C.Melo, A. Lockhart, N. Cornejal, S. Alsaidi, Q.L. Wu, J.E. Simon, R. Juliani, T.M. Zydowsky, C. Priano, A. Koroch and J.A. Fernández Romero. Antiviral activity of Aframomum melegueta against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronaviruses type 1 and 2. South African Journal of Botany 146:735-739. DOI

2021

Research Papers

  1. 2021. Gomes, E.N.; M. Zorde; H. Patel; W. Lyu; Q.L. Wu and J.E. Simon. Chemodiversity in Nepeta spp.: A literature review on comparative germplasm studies with focus on iridoids and other terpenes. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants 10, (4):82-115. DOI
  2. 2021. Lyu, W., D. Rodriguez, M. Ferruzzi, G.M. Pasinetti, J.W. Murrough, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Chemistry, Manufacturing and Standardization Controls of Grape Polyphenol Dietary Supplements for Support of a Clinical Study: Mass Uniformity, Polyphenol Dosage and Profile.  Frontiers in Nutrition: 8:780226. DOI
  3. 2021. O’Brien, R., J.E. Simon, B. Tepper. How do trained panelists characterize baby leafy greens? A comparison of Descriptive Analysis and Napping. J. Food Science: 1–19. DOI
  4. 2021. Lyu, W., T. Omar, H. Patel, D. Rodriguez, M.G.  Ferruzzi, G.M. Pasinetti, J.W. Murrough, F.J. Muzzio, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Dissolution Study of Grape Polyphenol Hard Gelatin Capsule Dietary Supplements. Frontiers in Nutrition: 8:780260. DOI
  5. 2021. Lyu, W., B. Yuan, S. Liu, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Assessment of lemon juice adulteration by targeted screening using LC-UV-MS and untargeted screening using UHPLC-QTOF/MS with machine learning. J. Food Chemistry 373(a):131424. DOI
  6. 2021. Yin, Z., B. Yuan, W. Lyu, Q. Huang, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Method development and validation for analysis of phenolic compounds in fatty complex matrices using enhanced matrix removal (EMR) lipid cleanup and UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS. J. Food Chemistry: 30;373(Pt A):131096. DOI
  7. 2021. Carry, E., Kshatriya, D., Silva, J., Davies, D.L., Yuan, B., Wu, Q.L., Patel, H., Park, E.R., Gilleran, J., Hao, L., Roberge, J., Bello, N.T. and J.E. Simon. Identification of dihydromyricetin and metabolites in serum and brain associated with acute anti-ethanol intoxicating effects in mice. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS): 22(14):7460 (pp. 1-14). DOI
  8. 2021. de Rus Jacquet, A., Ambaw, A., Tambe, M.A., Ma, S.Y., Timmers, M., Grace, M.H., Wu, Q.L., Simon, J.E., McCabe, G.P., Lila, M.A., Shi, R., and J.C. Rochet. Neuroprotective mechanisms of red clover and soy isoflavones in Parkinson’s disease models. J. Food and Function 12(23):11987-12007. DOI
  9. 2021. Reichert, W., H. Patel, C. Mazzei, H. Rodolfo Juliani and J.E. Simon. Two new high carvacrol yielding oregano (Origanum vulgare) cultivars: ‘Pierre’ and ‘Eli’. HortScience 56(12):1610–1613. 2021. DOI
  10. 2021. Yuan, B., D. Zhao, W. Lyu, Z. Yin, D. Kshatriya, J.E. Simon, N.T. Bello and Q.L. Wu. Development and validation of a micro QuEChERS method with high-throughput enhanced matrix removal followed with UHPLC-QqQ-MS/MS for analysis of raspberry ketone-related phenolic compounds in adipose tissues. Talanta 235:122716. DOI
  11. 2021. Brindisi, L. C.A. Wyenandt, V. Arora, D. Kenigsbuch, N. Dudai, I. Gonda and J.E. Simon. A rapid screening approach to identify chilling tolerant sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.). J Medicinally Active Plants 1177:1-10.
  12. 2021. Vasilatis, A., T. Gianfagna and J.E. Simon. Investigation of growth inhibition by thymol and carvacrol from Thymus spp. and Origanum vulgare on Botrytis cinerea. J Medicinally Active Plants 1177:24-31.
  13. 2021. Lyu, W., B. Yuan, S. Liu, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Assessment of lemon juice quality and adulteration by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography/triple quadrupole mass spectrometry with interactive and interpretable machine learning. J. Food and Drug Analysis: 29(2), 275-286. DOI
  14. 2021. Patel, M., Lee, R., Merchant, E.V., Juliani, H.R., Simon, J.E., and B.J. Tepper. 2021. Descriptive aroma profiles of fresh sweet basil cultivars (Ocimum spp.): Relationship to volatile chemical composition. J. Food Science 1-12.DOI
  15. 2021. Zhang, X., Y.C. Low, M.A. Lawton, J.E. Simon and R. Di. CRISPR-editing of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) homoserine kinase gene for improved downy mildew disease resistance. Front. Genome Ed. 3:629769. DOI
  16. 2021. Westfall, S, Caracci F, Zhao D, Wu Q.L., Frolinger T, Simon J.E., Pasinetti G. M. Microbiota metabolites modulate the T helper 17 to regulatory T cell (Th17/Treg) imbalance promoting resilience to stress-induced anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors. Brain Behav. Immun. 91:350-368. DOI.
  17. 2021. Yuan, B., W. Lyu, F.F. Dinssa, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Free amino acids in African indigenous vegetables: analysis with improved hydrophilic interaction ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry and interactive machine learning. Journal of Chromatography A: 1637: 461733 DOI

2021 Community Engagement and Outreach Papers

  1. 2021. Simon, J.E., D. Acquaye, R. Govindasamy, J. Asante-Dartey, R. Juliani, B. Diouf, M. Diatta, P. Langenhoven, E. Van Wyk, N. Hitimana, D. Seidel, E. Merchant, L. Amekuze, S. Weller, D. Hoffman and Q.L. Wu. Building Community Resiliency through Horticultural Innovation. Scientia 134:13-21. DOI

2021 Patents Awarded

  1. 2021. Simon, J.E. and W. Reichert. Oregano Plant Named ‘Eli’. A distinct new high essential oil yielding and rich source of carvacrol and anti-inflammatory agents. US Plant Patent N o. US2021/0259144P1. Date of Patent Issue: August 19, 2021. 10 pp.
  2. 2021. Simon, J.E. and W. Reichert. Oregano Plant Named ‘Pierre’. A distinct new high carvacrol yielding oregano. US Plant Patent No. PP33,095 P2. Date of Patent issue:May 25, 2021. 7 pp.
  3. 2021. Ayeni, A, T. Orton and J.E. Simon and M. Zorde. Habanero Pepper ‘Rutgers Rosebell Red’ (Capsicum chinense Jacq). A new habanero variety. U.S. PVP ST470-Plant Variety Protection Certificate Application No. 202000264, awarded June 04, 2021.
  4. 2021. Simon, J.E., W. Reichert and Q.L. Wu. Catnip Cultivar ‘CR3’. US Patent US10,952,390. Date of Patent issue: March 23, 2021.

2020

  1. 2020. Arumugan, S., R. Govindasamy, J.E. Simon, E. Van Wyk, K. Chali, M. Mbewe, I. Siziya, S. Weller and X.K. Morin. 2020. African Indigenous Vegetables production and consumption behavior of farmers in Zambia: an econometric analysis. Technium Social Sciences Journal 8:220-228.
  2. 2020. Brindisi, L., E.V. Merchant, B. Eliver, J. Odhiambo, E. Night, T. Nyawir, N. Nyabinda, S. Weller, J.E. Simon and D. Hoffman. Comparative nutritional analysis between African Indigenous Vegetables grown by urban farmers and those available for purchase in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya: a case study. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):166-180. DOI
  3. 2020. Dinssa, F., N. Nyabinda, D.R. Byrnes, C. Ndinya, E.V. Merchant and J.E. Simon. Performances of vegetable amaranth entries in yield and nutrient contents in Tanzania and Kenya and variety release. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):181-194. scholarworks.umass.edu/jmap/vol9/iss3/9
  4. 2020. Gomes, E.N., W. Reichert, A.A. Vasilatis, K.A. Allen, Q.L Wu and J.E. Simon. Essential oil yield and aromatic profile of lemon catnip and lemon-scented catnip selections at different harvesting times. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(1):21-33. DOI
  5. 2020. Govindasamy, R., A. Kelly, J.E. Simon, E. Van Wyk, S. Weller, G, Ramu, and M. Mbeweu. Postharvest and marketing of African Indigenous Vegetables: a case study from Zambia. Journal of Medicinally Active Plants 9(4):209-221. DOI
  6. 2020. Govindasamy, R., Q. Gao, J.E. Simon, E. Van Wyk, S. Weller, G. Ramu and M. Mbeweu. An assessment of African Indigenous Vegetables grower’s production practices and the environment: a case study from Zambia. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):195-208. DOI
  7. 2020. Homa, K., W.P. Barney, W.P. Davis, D. Guerrero, M.J. Berger, J.L. Lopez, C.A. Wyenandt and J.E. Simon. Cold plasma treatment strategies for the control of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. basilici in sweet basil. HortSci: DOI
  8. 2020. Hwang, L., L.M. Merja, J. Simon and H.R. Juliani. Developing new natural plant products from the spice Xylopia aethiopica from Ghana and Liberia. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(1):14-20. DOI
  9. 2020. Lyu, W., B. Yuan, F.F. Dinssa, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Rapid screening of glycoalkaloids in Solanum scabrum and S. nigrum berries using ultra‐high‐performance liquid chromatography with pathway‐specified-in‐source fragmentation tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. DOI
  10. 2020. Mataa, M., I.N. Siziya, J. Shindano, H.B. Moonga and J.E. Simon. Variation in leaf macro-nutrient and anti-nutrient contents associated with maturity in selected roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) genotypes. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):133-144. DOI
  11. 2020. Mvungi, H.H.A., A. Laizer, P.J. Lukumay, J. Ochieng, G. Ngoteya, F. Dinssa, J.E. Simon, R. Govindasamy, C. Ndinya and M. Odendo. Profitability analysis of traditional African vegetable seeds production in Kenya. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(4):281-288. DOI
  12. 2020. Ndinya, C., F. Dinssa, J.E. Simon, N. Nyabinda, N. Maiyo, S. Weller, M. Odendo, E. Onyango, M. Mwangi, and N. Makete. Assessment of seed quality of selected African Leafy Vegetables produced in Western Kenya using informal and semi-formal seed systems. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(4):269-280. DOI
  13. 2020. Ndinya, C., E. Onyango, F. Dinssa, M. Odendo, J.E. Simon, S. Weller, E. Thuranira, N. Nyabinda, and N. Maiyo. Participatory variety selection of three African Leafy Vegetables in western Kenya. J. of Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):145-156 DOI
  14. 2020. Odendo, M., C. Ndinya-Omboko, E.V. Merchant, N. Nyabinda, E. Minyatta-Onyango, N. Maiyo, D. Hoffman and J.E. Simon. Do preferences for attributes of African Indigenous Vegetable recipes vary between men and women? A case study from Western Kenya. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):126-132. DOI
  15. 2020. Ono, K., D. Zhao, Q.L. Wu, J.E. Simon, J. Wang, A. Radu, and G.M. Pasinetti. Pine bark polyphenolic extract attenuates amyloid-β and tau misfolding in a model system of Alzheimer's disease neuropathology. J Alzheimers Dis. DOI
  16. 2020. Ribeiro da Silva de Souza, J.V., M.A. Liodorio dos Santos, M.M.P. Sartori, J.E. Simon, H.R. Juliani, J.C.C. Saad. Content of basil essential oil on a loam texture soil under water regimes and different harvest stages. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research 8(8):250-266. DOI
  17. 2020. Sanders, M., A.O. Ayeni, and J.E. Simon. Comparison of yield and nutritional composition of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) genotypes grown in central New Jersey. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(4):242-252. DOI
  18. 2020. Schoolman, E.D. Local Food and Civic Engagement: Do Farmers Who Market Local Food Feel More Responsible for Their Communities? Rural Sociology. DOI
  19. 2020. Shi, X., C. Wang, J.E. Simon, W. Reichert and Q.L. Wu. Repellency of novel catnip oils against the bed bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae). J. Medical Entomology. DOI
  20. 2020. Simon, J.E., S. Weller, D. Hoffman, R. Govindasamy, X.K. Morin, E.V. Merchant, F.F. Dinssa, E. van Wyk, D. Byrnes, M. Odendo, C. Ndinya, H.H.A. Mvungi, J. Ochieng, N. Maiyo, M. Mataa, J. Shindano, H.B. Moonga, J.S. Yaninek, Q.L. Wu, N. Nyabinda, V. Afari-Sefa. Improving income and nutrition of smallholder farmers in eastern Africa using a market-first science-driven approach to enhance value chain production of African Indigenous Vegetables. J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(4):289-309. DOI
  21. 2020. Somers, B., F.F. Dinnsa, Q.L. Wu, and J.E. Simon. Elemental micronutrients, antioxidant activity, total polyphenol, and total flavonoid content of selected African spider plant accessions (Cleome gynandra) grown in eastern Africa and the eastern United States. J. of Medicinally Active Plants 9(3):157-165. DOI
  22. 2020. Wang, J., D. Zhao, S. Tiano, A. Esteban-Fernández, B. Yuan, C. Smith, J. Brathwaite, Z. Jlayer, Q.L. Wu, J.E. Simon, K.J. Trageser and G.M. Pasinetti. Prophylactic effect of flavanol rich preparation metabolites in promoting resilience to a mouse model of social stress. Translational Psychiatry 10:183 DOI
  23. 2020. Yuan, B., D. Zhao, D. Kshatriya, N.T. Bello, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. UHPLC-QqQ-MS/Ms method development and validation with statistical analysis: Determination of raspberry ketone metabolites in mice plasma and brain. J. Chromatography B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci: 1149:122146. DOI .
  24. 2020. Yuan, B., F.F. Dinssa, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Simultaneous quantification of polyphenols, glycoalkaloids and saponins in African nightshade leaves using ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry with acid assisted hydrolysis and multivariate analysis. Food Chemistry 312: DOI
  25. 2020. Zhao, D., B. Yuan, D. Kshatriya, A. Polyak, J.E. Simon, N.T. Bello and Q.L. Wu. Influence of diet-induced obesity on the bioavailability and metabolism of raspberry ketone (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanone) in mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research: 64(8): (in press). DOI
  26. 2020. Zhen, J., J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. Total synthesis of novel skeleton flavan-alkaloids. Molecules 25(19):4491-4501 DOI
  27. 2020. Zorde, M., D.R. Byrnes, F.F. Dinssa, S. Weller and J.E. Simon. Selection for delayed flowering time in response to long photoperiod to increase vegetative growth and multiple harvests in spider plant (Cleome gynandra). J. Medicinally Active Plants 9(2):60-70. DOI

Books

  1. 2020. Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). 2020. African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press: Nov 11, 2020, 334 pages. DOI

Book Chapters

  1. 2020. Gomes, E.N., K.A. Allen, M. Zorde, Q.L. Wu and J.E. Simon. 2020. Ethnobotany, chemistry and pharmacology of African Nepeta species, Chapter 10, pages 219-236. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press 2020. DOI
  2. 2020. Gomes, E.N., K. Allen, K. Jaworski, M. Zorde, A. Lockhart, T. Besancon, T. Brown, W. Reichert, Q.L. Wu and J.E. Simon. 2020. Catnip (Nepeta cataria L.): Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture and Production, Chapter 11, pp. 247-284. In: Á. Máthé (ed.), Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of North America. SpringerVerlag. DOI
  3. 2020. Giurleo, D.J., H.R. Juliani, L.S. Amekuse, J. Asante Dartey, Q.L. Wu and J.E. Simon. 2020. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxy-L-tryptophan) content and antioxidant capacities of wild Griffonia simplicifolia seed populations from Ghana and Liberia, Chapter 11, pages 239-247. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI
  4. 2020. Giurleo, D.J., H.R. Juliani, L.S. Amekuse, J. Asante Dartey, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. 2020. Flavone-C-Glycosides and total antioxidant capacities in leaves of eight wild Griffonia simplicifolia populations, Chapter 12, pages 249-264. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI
  5. 2020. Gustafson, K., E. Dager, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. 2020. An improved analytical method for dhurrin analysis in Sorghum bicolor, Chapter 13, pages 265-273. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI
  6. 2020. Hwang, L.C, H.R. Juliani, R. Govindasamy and J.E. Simon. 2020. Traditional botanical uses of non-timber forest products (NTFP) in seven counties in Liberia, Chapter 1, pp. 3-43. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI
  7. 2020. Yuan, B., W. Lyu, F. Dinssa, D. Hoffman, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. 2020. African nightshades: Recent advances on the phytochemistry, nutrition and toxicity, Chapter 5, pp103-137. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI
  8. 2020. Zhen, J., C. Welch, Y. Guo, E. Bassène, I. Raskin, J.E. Simon and Q.L. Wu. 2020. Novel skeleton flavan-alkaloids from African herb tea kinkéliba: Isolation, Characterization, SemiSynthesis and Bioactivities, Chapter 16, pages 297-312. In: Juliani, H.R., J.E. Simon and C.T. Ho (Editors). African Natural Plant Products, Volume III: Discoveries and Innovations in Chemistry, Bioactivity, and Applications. American Chemical Society, ACS Symposium Series 1361, Washington, D.C. USA. Oxford University Press. DOI

Extension/Public Science Communications

  1. 2021 Simon J.E., Acquaye, D., Govindasamy, R., Asante-Dartey, J., Juliani, R., Diouf, B., Diatta, M., Langenhoven, P., Van Wyk, E., Hitimana, N., Seidel, D.K., Merchant, E., Amekuse, L., Weller, S., Hoffman, D., Q.L. Wu. Building community resiliency through horticultural innovation. Scientia, 134, 13–21. DOI
  2. 2020. Govindasamy, R. 2020. Ethnic foods and the recipe for farming success. Scientia: DOI
  3. 2020. Simon, J.E. 2020. A breakthrough in the war against basil downy mildew. Scientia: DOI
  4. 2020. Simon, J., A. Wyenandt, R. Raid, M. McGrath and K. Homa. 2020. A plant breeding breakthrough: downy mildew resistant sweet basil. American Vegetable Grower, June, 2020:10-11. Online: growingproduce.com/vegetables/a-breeding-breakthrough-downy-mildew-resistant-sweet-basil
  5. 2020. Wyenandt, A., K. Homa and J.E. Simon. 2020. Options for controlling basil downy mildew in the field. Plant Pest Advisory Board, Feb 01, 2020: plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/options-for-controlling-basil-downy-mildew-in-the-field
  6. 2020. Wyenandt, A. and J.E. Simon. 2020. Controlling basil downy mildew in the greenhouse. Plant Pest Advisory Board, January 22, 2020: plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/controlling-basil-downy-mildew-in-the-greenhouse
  7. 2020. Wyenandt, A. and J.E. Simon. 2020. Rutgers downy mildew resistant sweet basils available around the world; Research efforts continue. Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service. Plant Pest Advisory Board, January 12,2020: plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/an-introduction-to-rutgers-downy-mildew-resistant-sweet-basils-2