Juan L. Silva

Juan L. Silva

Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Resume

Mailing Address:
Box 9805
945 Stone Blvd.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Education:
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.S., Mississippi State University
  • Technologist in Chemical Processes, IUT (Caracas, Venezuela)
Research/Extension Areas
  • Processing and quality evaluation and optimization of foods
  • Food safety systems development and evaluation
  • Food products functionality
  • Byproducts utilization: food, feed, energy sources
  • Aquaculture foods, fruits and vegetables, others
Courses Taught:
  • FST 4583: Food Preservation Technology - An introduction to preservation methods
  • FST 4573: Food engineering Fundamentals - Basics of engineering applied to foods
  • FST 8572: Advanced Food Technology - Non-thermal and other preservation/processing methods
  • FST 4553: Current Issues in Food Science - Review of food science basics (correspondence)
  • FST 4563: Food Products Evaluation - Review of evaluation methods for foods
Memberships:
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Catfish Farmers of America
  • Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Fresh-cut Products Association
  • Mississippi Academy of Sciences
  • Refrigerated Foods Association
  • Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists
  • World Aquaculture Society
Awards:
  • Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Researcher of the Year Award, Mississippi State University, 2008
  • Mississippi Academy of Sciences Dudley F. Peeler Award for Outstanding Contributions to The Mississippi Academy of Sciences, 2008
Selected Publications
  • Khosravi, P., J.L. Silva, C.H. Sommers, and S. Sheen. 2013. Catfish special issue: Growth of non-O157:H7 shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli on catfish fillets. Journal of Food Processing and Technology S11-004. Download
  • Kim, T., J.L. Silva, P. Parakulsuksatid, and D.S. Wang. 2013. Optimization of Enzymatic Treatments for Deskinning of Catfish Nuggets. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, Vol. 22(5):2013, Published on-line August 2013. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, B.S. Smith, T. Kim, J.B. Williams, and J.L. Silva. 2013. Use of antimicrobials to extend shelf-life in fresh catfish fillets. Mississippi State University, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Research Report 24(13):1-7. Download
  • Nunez, A.E., J.L. Silva, R.J. Mendez, and A. Nunez. 2013. Evaluation of Physicochemical Attributes of Bronze Grape "Granny Val" Muscadine During Maturation. Online bulletin article, Boletim do Centro de Pesquisa de Processamento de Alimentos, Universidad Federal do Parana, Curitiba, PR, Brasil, Vol. 31(2):263-274. Download
  • Oladunjoye, A., K. Soni, R. Nannapaneni, M.W. Schilling, J.L. Silva, W.B. Mikel, R.H. Bailey, B.S. Mahmoud, and C.S. Sharma. 2013. Synergistic Activity Between Lauric Arginate and Carvacrol in Reducing Salmonella species in Ground Turkey. Poultry Science, Vol. 92:1357-65. Download
  • Parakulsuksatid, P., T. Kim, D.S. Wang, and J.L. Silva. 2013. Optimization of enzymatic treatments for deskinning of catfish nuggets. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology. Download
  • Schilling, M.W., J.L. Silva, A. Pham, T. Kim, L.R. D'Abramo, and V.L. Jackson. 2013. Sensory enhancement of freshwater prawns through post-harvest salt acclimation. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology 22(2):129-136. Download
  • Sheibani, E., T. Kim, D.S. Wang, J.L. Silva, R. Aranciba, F.B. Matta, and D.H. Picha. 2013. Optimization of hot water treatment for sprout and spoilage inhibition of cured sweet potato. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. Download
  • Soni, K., A. Oladunjoye, R. Nannapaneni, M.W. Schilling, J.L. Silva, W.B. Mikel, and R.H. Bailey. 2013. Inhibition and inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium biofilms from polystyrene and stainless steel surfaces by essential oils and phenolic constituent carvacrol. Journal of Food Protection 76(2):205-212. Download
  • Desai, M., K. Soni, R. Nannapaneni, M.W. Schilling, and J.L. Silva. 2012. Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes biofilms on stainless steel and polystyrene surfaces by essential oils. Journal of Food Protection 75:1332-1337. Download
  • Desai, M., K. Soni, R. Nannapaneni, M.W. Schilling, and J.L. Silva. 2012. Reduction of Listeria monocytogenes in raw catfish fillets by essential oils and phenolic constituent carvacrol. Journal of Food Science 77(9):M516-M522. Download
  • Gawborisut, S., S. Kin, T. Kim, and J.L. Silva. 2012. Microbial quality and safety of X-ray irradiated fresh catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fillets stored under CO2 atmosphere. Journal of Food Science 77(9):M533-538. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, T. Kim, B.E. Smith, J.L. Silva, S. Campano, and V.L. Jackson. 2012. Effects of potassium lactate and acetate on Listeria monocytogenes inhibition, physicochemical and sensory properties of smoked catfish fillets. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology 21:338-350. Download
  • Parakulsuksatid, P., D.S. Wang, J.L. Silva, T. Kim, and T.Y. Koo. 2012. Optimization of enzymatic skinning of catfish nuggets using response surface methodology. Advanced Materials Research 472:3094-3103. Download
  • Kim, T.J., J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2011. Enhanced functional properties of tannic acid after thermal hydrolysis. Food Chemistry 126(1):116-120. Download
  • Kim, T.J., M. Corbitt, J.L. Silva, D.S. Wang, Y. Jung, B. Spencer. 2011. Optimization of hot water treatment for removing microbial colonies on fresh blueberry surface. Journal of Food Science 76(6):M353-360. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, B. Smith, J.L. Silva, T.J. Kim, A. Pham, S. Campano. 2011. Potassium acetate and potassium lactate to enhance the microbiological and physical properties of marinated catfish fillets. Journal of Food Science 76(4):S242-S250. Download
  • Lilly, R.A., M.W. Schilling, J.L. Silva, J.M. Martin, A. Corzo. 2011. The effects of dietary amino acid density in broiler feed on carcass characteristics and meat quality. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 20:56-67. Download
  • Chen, B., R. Pyla, T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2010. Incidence and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in catfish processing environment and fresh fillets. Journal of Food Protection 73(9):1641-1650. Download
  • Chen, B., R. Pyla, T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2010. Prevalence and contamination patterns of Listeria monocytogenes in catfish processing environment and fresh fillets. Food Microbiology 27:645-652. Download
  • Chen, B., R. Pyla, T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2010. Antibiotic resistance in Listeria species isolated from catfish fillets and processing environment. Letters in Applied Microbiology 50:626-632. Download
  • Kim, T.J., J.L. Silva, A. Tokitkla, F.B. Matta. 2010. Modified atmosphere storage influences quality parameters and shelf life of ‘tifblue’ blueberries. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 55(2-3):143-148.
  • Kim, T.J., J.L. Silva, M.G. Kim, Y. Jung. 2010. Enhanced antioxidant capacity and antimicrobial activity of tannic acid by thermal processing. Food Chemistry 118:740-746. Download
  • Kim, T.J., W. Weng, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung, D.A. Marshall. 2010. Identification of natural antimicrobial substances in red muscadine juice against Cronobacter sakazakii. Journal of Food Science 75(3):M150-M154. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, B.S. Smith, J.L. Silva, V.L. Jackson, T.J. Kim. 2010. Phosphate type affects the quality of injected catfish fillets. Journal of Food Science 75(1):S74-S80. Download
  • Pyla, R., T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2010. Enhanced antimicrobial activity of starch-based film impregnated with thermally processed tannic acid, a strong antioxidant. International Journal of Food Microbiology 137(2-3):154-160. Download
  • Pyla, R., T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2010. Proteome analysis of Azotobacter vinelandii ΔarrF mutant that overproduces poly-Β-hydroxybutyrate polymer. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 88(6):1343-1354. Download
  • Chen, B., T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2009. Positive correlation between the expression of in1A and in1B genes of Listeria monocytogenes and its attachment strength on a glass surface. Food Biophysics 4:304-311. Download
  • D'Abramo, L.R., J.L. Silva, and M. Frinsko. 2009. Sustainable farming of the freshwater prawns and the assurance of product quality. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 188, Mississippi State University. 13 pp. Download
  • Kim, T.J., J.L. Silva, Y. Jung, W. Chen, W. Weng, M. Corbitt, Y.S. Chen. 2009. Inactivation of Enterobacter sakazakii by water-soluble muscadine seed extracts. International Journal of Food Microbiology 129(2009):295-299. Download
  • Kim, T.J., J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2009. Antibacterial activity of fresh and processed red muscadine juice and the role of their polar compounds on Escherichia coli O157:H7. Journal of Applied Microbiology 107(2):533-539. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, B.E. Smith, T. Kim, J.B. Williams, and J.L. Silva. 2009. Ingredient optimization in fresh, marinated catfish fillets. Mississippi State University, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Research Report 24(7):1-6. Download
  • Kin, S., M.W. Schilling, J.L. Silva, B.S. Smith, V.L. Jackson, T.J. Kim. 2009. Effects of phosphate type on the quality of vacuum-tumbled catfish fillets. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology 18(4):400-415. Download
  • Lopes, P., J.L. Silva, and F.B. Matta. 2009. Integrated fruit production—enhancing production, quality and safety of fruit production and packing of mango in Brazil as a model. International Journal of Fruit Science 9(2):144-156. Download
  • Panicker, G.K., C.A. Sims, J.M. Spiers, J.L. Silva, and F.B. Matta. 2009. Effect of worm castings, cow manure, and forest waste on yield and fruit quality of organic blueberries grown on a heavy soil. Acta Horticulturae 841:581-584. Download
  • Pyla, R., T.J. Kim, J.L. Silva, Y. Jung. 2009. Overproduction of poly- Β-hydroxybutyrate in the Azotobacter vinelandii mutant that does not express small RNA ArrF. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 84:717-724. Download
  • Silva, J.L., H. Phillips, and R.M. Madrid. 2009. Post-harvest handling and processing. Pages 400-419 in M.B. New, W.C. Valenti, J.H. Tidwell, L.R. D'Abramo, M.N. Kutty, editors, Freshwater Prawns: Biology and Farming. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, New York.
  • Chen, B., T. Kim, Y. Jung, and J.L. Silva. 2008. Attachment strength of Listeria monocytogenes and its Internalin-Negative Mutants. Food Biophysics 3:329-332. Download
  • D'Abramo, L.R., J.L. Silva, and T. Kim. 2008. Optimization of crustacean quality through husbandry and adherence to post-harvest standards for processing. Page 608 in S.E. Shumway and G. Rodrick, editors, Shellfish Safety and Quality. Woohead Publishing, Cambridge, England.
  • Jeliazkov, V.D., J.L. Silva, M.R. Patel, J. Stojanovic, Y. Lu, T. Kim, and T.E. Horgan. 2008. Human hair as a nutrient source for horticultural crops. HortTechnology 18(4):592-596.
  • Kim, T., W. Weng, J. Stojanovic, Y. Lu, Y. Jung, and J.L. Silva. 2008. Antimicrobial effect of water-soluble muscadine seed extracts on Escherichia coli 0157:H7. Journal of Food Protection 71 (7):1465-1468. Download
  • Silva, J.L., M.R. Patel, J. Stojanovic, Y. Lu, T. Kim, and V.D. Jeliazkov. 2008. Quality of lettuce fertilized with uncomposted human hair. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 53(1):35.
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