Jose I. Reyes De Corcuera Associate Professor Food Science & Technology

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Description of Research Interests

Dr. Reyes is a Chemical Engineer with expertise in project engineering, vegetable processing, and fruit juice and beverage processing. His research focuses on: 1) enzyme catalysis at high pressure in aqueous and organic media, as well as in ionic liquids; 2) development of amperometric enzyme biosensors for food and agriculture; and 3) metabolomic profiling for early detection of foodborne and plant pathogens.

Courses Taught

FYOS 1001 First Year Odyssey Seminar: Chocolate Science
FDST 2010 Food Issues and Choices

FDST 4012/6012-4012L/6012L Food Processing II
FDST 4160 Choco Rica: The Science, History, and Culture of Chocolate

FDST 7090E Innovations in Food Processing

Selected Recent Refereed Publications

*Corresponding Author

Buchholz, M., Halalipour, A., Yang, D., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2018) Increased Stability of Alcohol Oxidase under High Hydrostatic Pressure. J. Food Eng. In press

Ledesma-Escobar, C.A., Priego-Capote, F., Robles-Olvera, V.J., García-Torres, R. Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.,  Luque de Castro, M.D.* (2018) GC‐MS study of changes in polar/mid‐polar and volatile compounds in Persian lime (Citrus latifolia) during fruit growth. J. Food. Sci. Agric. In press

Reyes-De-Corcuera J.I.,* Olstad, H.E., García-Torres, R. (2018) Stability and stabilization of enzyme biosensors: The key to successful application and commercialization. Ann. Rev. Food Sci. Technolo. 9: 293-322.

Halalipour, A., Duff, M.R., Howell, E.E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2017). Effects of high hydrostatic pressure or hydrophobic modification on thermal stability of xanthine oxidase. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 103, 18-24

Halalipour, A., Duff, M.R., Howell, E.E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2017). Glucose oxidase stabilization against thermal inactivation using high hydrostatic pressure and hydrophobic modification. Biotechnol.  Bioeng. 114: 516-525.

Janve, B.A., Yang, W*., Marshall, M.R., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Rababah, T.M. (2014) Nonthermal inactivation of soy (Glycine Max Sp.) Lipoxygenase by pulsed ultraviolet light. J. Food Sci. 79, C8-C18.

Tomlin, B.D., Jones, S.E., Teixeira, A.A., Correll, M.J., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2014). Kinetics of viscosity reduction of pectin solutions using a pectinase formulation at high hydrostatic pressure. J. Food Eng. 129, 47-52.

Hijaz, F.M., Manthey, J.A., Folimonova, S.Y., Davis, C.L., Jones, S.E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2013). An HPLC characterization of the changes in sweet orange leaf metabolite profile following infection by the bacterial pathogen Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. PLOS one 8 (11), e79485

Timson, M.J., Duff, M.R., Dickey, G. Saxton, A.M. Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Howell, E.E. * (2013) Further studies on the role of water in R67 dihydrofolate reductase. Biochemistry. 52, 2118-2127.

Tomlin, B.D., Jones, S.E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2013) High hydrostatic pressure protection of a pectinase cocktail against thermal inactivation. J. Food Eng. 116, 674-680.

Rodrigues-Ramirez, M., Plaza, M.L., Ferrentino, G., Balaban, M.O., Reyes-De-Corcuera J.I. Marshall, M.R. * (2013). Effect of Dense Phase Carbon Dioxide Processing on Microbial Stability and Quality Attributes of Hibiscus sabdariffa Beverage. J. Food Proc. Eng. 36:125-133.

Gonzalez, P., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Etxeberria, E.* (2012) Characterization of leaf starch from HLB-affected and unaffected-girdled citrus tress. Physiol. Molec. Plant Pathol. 79, 71-78.

Cevallos-Cevallos, J.M., Futch, D.B., Shilts, T., Folimonova, S.Y., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2012). GC-MS metabolomic differentiation of selected citrus varieties with different sensitivity to citrus Huanglongbing. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 53:69-76.

Miyazakia, T., Plotto, A*., Baldwin A.E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Gmitter, Jr.F.G. (2012).Characterization of Aroma Volatiles in Tangerine Hybrids by Gas-Chromatography-Olfactometry. J. Sci. Food Agr. 92:727-735.

Cevallos-Cevallos, J.M., Danyluk, M.D., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2011) GC-MS Based Metabolomics for Rapid Simultaneous Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Muenchen, and Salmonella Hartford in Ground Beef and Chicken. J. Food Sci. 76(4):M238-M246.

Cevallos-Cevallos, J.M., Garcia Torres, R., Etxeberria, E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.*, (2011) GC-MS analysis of headspace and liquid extracts for metabolomic differentiation of citrus Huanglongbing and zinc deficiency in leaves of ‘Valencia’ sweet orange from commercial groves . Phytochem. Anal. 22:236-246.

Eisenmenger M.J. and Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2010) Effects of high hydrostatic pressure on lipase-catalyzed production of isoamyl acetate in ionic liquids J Mol Cat B Enzym, 67:36-40.

Cevallos-Cevallos, J.M., García-Torres, R., Etxeberria, E., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2010) GC-MS analysis of headspace and liquid extracts for metabolomic differentiation of citrus huanglongbing and zinc deficiency in leaves of ‘Valencia’ sweet orange from commercial groves. Phytochem Anal. In press

Eisenmenger, M.J., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I.* (2010) Kinetics of lipase catalyzed isoamyl acetate synthesis at high hydrostatic pressure in hexane. Biotech Let, 32:1287-1291.

Chang, S., Han, A.R., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Powers, J.R.; Kang, D.H.* (2010) Evaluation of steam pasteurization in controlling Salmonella serotype Enteritidis on raw almond surfaces. Appl. Miocrbiol, 50:393-398.

Book Chapters

García-Torres, R., Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Yang, D. (2018) Protection of Enzymes Against Thermal Degradation. In Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry, Varelis, P., Melton, L., Shahidi, F. Elsevier. In Press.

Reyes De Corcuera, J.I.* and Powers, J.R. (2017). Application of Enzymes in Food Analysis. In: Food Analysis,  Nielsen, S.S. Editor, Springer, pp.469-486.

Reyes De Corcuera, J.I.* and Shewfelt, R.L.  (2016). Food Engineering. In: Introducing Food Science, Shewfelt et al., CRC Press, pp. 321-343.

Reyes De Corcuera, J.I.* (2015). Electrochemical Biosensors. In: Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food and Biological Engineering, Heldman, D.R. and Moraru, C.I. Editors, In press

Reyes De Corcuera, J.I.*, Goodrich-Schneider, R.M. Barringer, S., Landeros-Urbina, M. (2014). Processing of Fruit and Vegetable Beverages. In: Food Processing: Principles and Applications, 2nd Ed. Jung, S. and Lamsal, B. Editors. John Wiley, Ltd. pp. 339-362.

Reyes-De-Corcuera, J.I., Goodrich-Schneider, R.M., Braddock, R.J. 2012. Oranges. In: Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Processing and Packaging, Siddiq M (editor). John-Wiley Punishing Co., Ames, Iowa, USA, p. 399-417.

Current Research Projects

Metabolomic Profiling of Foodborne Pathogens During the Early Exponential Growth

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy of Bacterial Biofilms

Development of a pH Sensor for Food Processing under High Hydrostatic Pressure


Nanoscale Scaffolding of Electrochemically Generated Polymers for Immobilization and Stabilization of Enzyme Biosensors under High Pressure (USDA-NIFA-AFRI)

Steam-Generated Supplemental Heat Thermotherapy as an Immediate Treatment for Prolonging the Life of HLB-Infected Citrus Trees. (USDA-NIFA-SCRI)