Dean of the School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh

(423) 439-4221

  • Oversees all processes relating to graduate education at ETSU.
Educational Background:
  • University of South Florida, Ph.D. (Biology)
  • M.A. (Botany), B.A. (Biology)
Areas of Professional Interest:
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Protein and Enzyme Biochemistry
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Regulation of Flavonoid Metabolism
Work Experience:
  • 2006-present Dean, School of Graduate Studies, ETSU
  • 2004-2006 Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies, ETSU
  • 2004-present Professor, ETSU Biological Sciences
  • 2003-2004 Program Director, National Science Foundation Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences; Biomolecular Systems
  • 1998-2003 Associate Professor, ETSU Biological Sciences
  • 1997-2002 Biological Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator
  • 1993-1998 Assistant Professor, ETSU Biological Sciences
Selected Invited Publications and Peer Reviewed Articles: (Student co-authors in bold):
  1. McIntosh, Cecilia A. (2000)
    “Quantification of Limonin and Limonoate A-ring Monolactone During Growth and Development of Citrus Fruit and Vegetative Tissue by Radioimmunoassay”, Chapter 6 in Citrus Limonoids: Functional chemicals in agriculture, food, flavor, and health , ed. By M. Berhow, S. Hasegawa, and G. Manners, ACS Symposium Series. pp. 73-95.

  2. Owens, D.K., T. Hale, L.J. Wilson, and C.A. McIntosh. 2002.
    Quantification of Dihydrokaempferol Production by Flavanone-3-Hydroxylase using Capillary Electrophoresis. Phytochemical Analysis 13:69-74

  3. Pelt, J., W.A. Downes, R. Schoborg, and C.A. McIntosh. 2003.
    Flavanone 3-Hydroxylase (F3H) Expression in Citrus paradisi and Petunia hybrida Seedlings. Phytochemistry 64:435-444.

  4. McIntosh, Cecilia A. (2006)
    “Translational Opportunities in Plant Biochemistry”, in Integrative Plant Biochemistry, Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, vol. 40, J.T. Romeo, ed., Elsevier Press, New York, pp 307-318.

  5. RoySarkar, T., C.L. Strong, M.B. Sibhatu , L.M. Pike, and C.A. McIntosh. 2007.
    Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of a Putative Flavonoid Glucosyltransferase from Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Leaves. Chapter 18 in “Concepts in Plant Metabolomics”, B.J. Nikolau and E.S. Wurtele, eds. Springer Publishing, The Netherlands. pp. 247-259 (Invited submission)

  6. Knisley, D., E. Seier, D. Lamb, D.K. Owens, and C.A. McIntosh. 2009.
    A Graph-Theoretic Model Based on Primary and Predicted Secondary Structures Reveals Functional Specificity in a Set of Plant Secondary Product UDP-Glucosyltransferases. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics, and Chemoinformatics. W. Logong, M. Doble, Z. Sun, and J. Malone (eds), pp 65-73 (Peer-Reviewed, Invited)

  7. Owens, D.K. and C.A. McIntosh (2009)
    Identification, Recombinant Expression, and Biochemical Characterization of a Flavonol 3-O-Glucosyltransferase Clone from Citrus paradisi. Phytochemistry 70: 1382-1391

  8. Daniel, J.J., D.K. Owens, and C.A. McIntosh. 2011.
    Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Expression During Citrus paradisi Growth and Development. Phytochemistry 72: 1732-1738.

  9. Jackson, A.R., D. Knisley, C. McIntosh, and P. Pfeiffer. 2011.
    Predicting Flavonoid UGT Regioselectivity. Advances in Bioinformatics 2011 (ID 506583): 15 pp. (doi: 10.1155/2011/506582)

  10. Owens, Daniel K., and Cecilia A. McIntosh (2011),
    "Biosythesis and Function of Citrus Glycosylated Flavonoids", Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, vol. 41:67-95 (Invited, Peer Reviewed)

Professional Presentations:
  • Dr. McIntosh has given over 100 presentations at invited talks or scientific meetings. About half of those were by research students mentored by Dr. McIntosh presenting their work.
Honors and Awards:
  • Sigma Xi Dissertation Award (USF Chapter), 1990
  • Several research grants since 1993 totaling nearly $1,000,000
  • Several educational grants since 1993 (co-PI) totaling over $700,000

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