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School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh

Cecilia   McIntosh, PhD

Dean of Graduate Studies
423-439-4221 /
Burgin-Dossett Hall Room 309-B




Oversees all processes relating to graduate education at ETSU


  • University of South Florida, Ph.D. (Biology)
  • University of South Florida, M.A. (Botany)
  • University of South Florida, B.A. (Biology)


  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Protein and Enzyme Biochemistry
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Regulation of Flavonoid Metabolism
  • Protein Structure/Function


  • 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 Services
  • 1997 - 2002, Biological Science Graduate Program Coordinator
  • 1993 - 1998, Assistant Professor, ETSU Biological Sciences


  1. Devaiah, S.K., D.K. Owens, M.B. Sibhatu, T. Roy Sarkar, C.L. Strong, V.K.P.S. Mallampalli, J. Asiago, J. Cooke, S. Kiser, Z. Lin, A. Wamucho, D. Hayford, B.E. Williams, P. Loftis, M. Berhow, L.M. Pike. and C.A. McIntosh. 2015. Isolation, Recombinant Expression and Biochemical Characterization of Putative Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Clones from Citrus paradisi. In Review
  2. McIntosh, C. A., K. Bartoszuk, and B.J. Maxson. 2014. Integration and Synergy of Research and Graduate Education in Science, Humanities, and Social Science. Critical Conversations: An Interdisciplinary Journal 1:70-92
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Pelt, J., W.A. Downes. E. Schoborg and C.A. McIntosh. 2003
    Flavanone 3-Hydrxylase (F3H) Expression in Citrus paradisi and Petunia hybrida Seedlings. Phytochmistry 64:434-44.
  6. 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. 307-18.
  7. RoySarker, T., C.L. Strong, M.B. Subhatu, 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. 247-59 (Invited Submissions)
  8. 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-Gluosyltransferases. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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)
  12. 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)


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.


  • 2015 YWCA Tribute to Women Awardee
  • 2015 ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Research Award
  • 2015 Phytochemical Society of North America Life Member Award
  • Sigma Xi Dissertation Award (USF Chapter), 1990
  • Several research grants since 1993 totaling about $1,000,000
  • Several educational grants since 1993 (co-PI) totaling over $700,000
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