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College of Public Health

Edward Onyango

Edward Onyango 

Associate Professor 
Department of Health Sciences 
Significant Roles: A&P Course Coordinator 
423-439-4490 /   
Room 249 Lamb Hall


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


Human Physiology 
Human Anatomy & Physiology


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


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.


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.


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