Edward Onyango

Edward Onyango
Associate Professor
Department of Health Sciences
Significant Roles: A&P Course Coordinator
Phone: 423-439-4490
Office Location: Room 249 Lamb Hall


PhD, Purdue University, IN, 2004
MS, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1992
BVM, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1987

Courses Taught

Human Physiology
Human Anatomy & Physiology

Research Focus

Influence of environmental factors (dietary and otherwise) on the protective gastrointestinal mucus lining.

Research Projects

Onyango, E. M. Effect of stress on the integrity of the protective barrier of the gastrointestinal tract.  RDC, 2010-2011

Onyango, E. M. Minority Faculty Recruitment Program.  Tennessee Board of Regents, 2010-2011.

Onyango, E. M. Effect of IP6 on mucins in mice – Analysis of samples already collected.  RDC, 2008-2009.

Onyango, E. M. Co-PI.  Diabetes and embryonic development: a chick embryo model.  RDC,  2008-2009.

Selected Publications

Onyango, E. M.  Source and level of protein fed to mice may affect their intestinal mucin production.  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2008.

Onyango, E. M.  Inositol hexaphosphate alters mucin expression in the intestinal mucosa of mice.  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2008.

Onyango, E. M., E. K. Asem, and O. Adeola, 2006.  Dietary cholecalciferol and phosphorus influence intestinal mucosa phytase activity in broiler chicks. British Poultry Science 47:632-639.

Onyango, E. M., M. R. Bedford, and O. Adeola, 2005.  Phytase activity along the digestive tract of broiler chicks: A comparative study of an Escherichia coli-derived and Peniophora lycii phytase. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 85:61-68.

direct edit