Tufts University Sensory and Science Center (TUSSC)


200 Boston Avenue

Suite G700

Medford, MA 02155




Scholarly Works from TUSSC Affiliates

  1. 2014–2016 seasonal rainfall effects on metals in tea (Camelia sinensis (L.) Kuntze), H. Huang, N. Kfoury, C.M Orians, T. Griffin, S. Ahmed, S.B Cash, J.R. Stepp, D. Xue, C. Long, A. Robbat Jr., Chemosphere, 2019, 219, 796-803.
  2. Interactive effects of drought severity and simulated herbivory on tea (Camellia sinensis) volatile and non-volatile metabolites, E. R. Scott, X. Lib, N. Kfoury, J. Morimoto, W.-Y. Han, S. Ahmed, S. B. Cash, T. S. Griffin, J. R. Stepp, A. Robbat Jr., C. M. Orians, Environmental and Experimental Botany 157, 2019, 283–292.

  3. Differentiation of key biomarkers in tea infusions using a target/nontarget gas chromatography/mass spectrometry workflowN. Kfoury, E. Baydakov, Y. Gankin, A. Robbat Jr., Food Research International, 2018, 113, 414-423.

  4. Indigo- and indirubin-producing strains of Proteus and 1 Psychrobacter are associated with purple rind defect in a surface-ripened cheese, N. Kamelamela, M. Zalesne, J. Morimoto, A. Robbat, and B. E. Wolfe, Food Microbiology, 2018, 76, 543-552.

  5. Chapter 1: Global Climate Change, Ecological Stress, and Tea Production, S. Ahmed, T. Griffin, S. B. Cash, W. Han, C. Matyas, C. Long, C. M. Orians, J. R. Stepp, A. Robbat, D. Xuein Stress Physiology of Tea in the face of Climate Change, Springer nature Pte Ltd. 2018.

  6. Remediation of Heavy Hydrocarbon Impacted Soil Using Biopolymer and Polystyrene Foam Beads, N. Wilton, B. Lyon-Marion, R. Kamath, K. McVey, K. Pennell, and A. Robbat Jr., J. of Hazardous Materials, 2018, 349, 153-159.
  7. Striking changes in tea metabolites due to elevational effects, Kfoury, N; Morimoto, J; Kern, A; Scott, E.R.; Orians, C.M.;  Ahmed, S; Griffin, T; Cash, S.B.; Stepp, J.R.; Xue, D; Long, C; Robbat, A, Food Chemistry 264: 334-341. 2018.

  8. Using cultivated microbial communities to dissect microbiome assembly: Challenges, limitations, and the path aheadBE WolfemSystems 3: e00161-171. 2018.

  9. Fungal networks shape dynamics of bacterial dispersal and community assembly in cheese rind microbiomesBE Wolfe, Zhang, Y., Kastman, EK., JS Guasto. Nature Communications 9 (336). 2018.

  10. Direct Contact Sorptive Extraction: A Robust Method for Sampling Plant Volatiles in the Field, N. Kfoury, E. Scott, C. Orians, and A. Robbat, Jr., J. of Agric. Food Chem., 2017, 65, 8501−8509.
  11. Optimizing targeted/untargeted metabolomics by automating gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC–GC/MS and GC/MS) workflowsRobbat, A., Kfoury, N., Baydakov, E., Gankin, Y. Journal of Chromatography 1505: 96-105. 2017.

  12. Total Intensity of Odor: A New Method to Evaluate Odors, Jacobsen-Garcia, A., Dale, M., Desrochers, R., Krasner, S. American Water Works Association 109: E42-E48. 2017.

  13. Association between Empirically Estimated Monsoon Dynamics and other Weather Factors and Historical Tea Yields in China: Results from a Yield Response Model, Boehm, R., Cash, S.B., Anderson, B.A., Ahmed, S., Griffin, T.S., Robbat, A, Stepp, J.R.; Han, W., Hazel, M., Orians, C.M. Climate, Special issue on Food, Crops, and Diets. Accepted March 25, 2016

  14. Presence or absence of unit price display and its influence on snack food choices, S. Cash, A. McAlister, C. Lou, Marketing Challenges in a Turbulent Business Environment (Groza and Ragland, eds.), 2016.

  15. Seeds–Health benefits, barriers to incorporation, and strategies for practitioners in supporting consumption among consumers. Karlsen, M.C, Ellmore G.S., and N. McKeown.  Nutrition Today, 50-59. 2016.

  16. Fermented foods as experimentally tractable microbial ecosystems. Wolfe, BE, and RJ Dutton. Cell 161:49-55. 2015.

  17. Fecal menaquinone profiles of overweight adults are associated with gut microbiota composition during a gut microbiota–targeted dietary intervention. Karl, JP, X Fu, X Wang, Y Zhao, J Shen, C Zhang, BE Wolfe, E Saltzman, L Zhao, and SL Booth. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: ajcn109496. 2015.

  18. Cheese rind communities provide tractable systems for in situ and in vitro studies of microbial diversity. Wolfe, BE, JE Button, M Santarelli, RJ Dutton. Cell 158: 422-433. 2014.

  19. Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Lawrence, DA, CF Maurice, RN Carmody, DB Gootenberg, JE Button, BE Wolfe, AV Ling, S Devlin, M Fischbach, SB Biddinger, RJ Dutton, PJ Turnbaugh. Nature 505: 559-563. 2014.

  20. Metabolite Profiling of Camellia sinensis by Automated Sequential, Multidimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-GC/MS) Reveals Strong Monsoon Effects on Tea Constituents. Kowalsick, A; Kfoury, N; Robbat, A; Ahmed, S; Orians, C; Griffin, T; Cash, S; Stepp, R. Journal of Chromatography A 1370 (28): 230–239. 2014.

  21. Effects of Extreme Climate Events on Tea (Camellia sinensis) Functional Quality Validate Indigenous Farmer Knowledge and Sensory Preferences in Tropical China. Ahmed, S; Stepp, JR; Orians, C.; Griffin, T; Matyas, C.; Robbat, A.; Cash, S.; Xue, D; Chunlin, L; Kennelly, E; Unachuckwu, U.; Buckley, S. PLoS One 9(10): e109126. 2014.

  22. Effects of Water Availability and Pest Pressures on Tea (Camellia sinensis) Growth and Functional Quality. Ahmed, S.; Orians, C.; Griffin, T.; Buckley, S.; Unachukwu, U.; Stratton, A.E.; Stepp, J.R.; Robbat, A.; Cash, S; Kennelly, E. AoB Plants 6. 2014.

  23. Approaches for promoting healthy food purchases by SNAP participants (final report). E. Gordon, N. Dawkins-Lyn, R. Hogan-Yarbro, A. Karpyn, K. Shore, S. Weiss and S. Cash, United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, agreement number AG-3198-D-12-0070, 80 pp, 2014.

  24. Real-time metabolomics on living microorganisms using ambient electrospray ionization flow-probe. Cheng-Chih H, MS ElNaggar, Y Peng, J Fang, LM Sanchez, SJ Mascuch, KA Møller, EK Alazzeh, J Pikula, RA Quinn, Y Zeng, BE Wolfe, RJ Dutton, L Gerwick, L Zhang, X Liu, M Mansson, and Pieter C. Dorrestein. Analytical Chemistry 85: 7014−7018. 2013.

  25. Using Automated Sequential Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry to Produce a Library of Essential Oil Compounds and Track their Presence in Gin Based on Spectral Deconvolution Software. A. Robbat Jr., A. Kowalsick, Flavor, Fragrance, and Odor Analysis, Second Edition, editor Ray Marsili, Chapter 8, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, December 2011.

  26. Tracking Juniper Berry Content in Oils and Distillates by Spectral Deconvolution of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Data. A. Robbat Jr., A. Kowalsick, J. Howell, Journal of Chromatography A, 1218, 5531– 5541, 2011.

  27. Heterogeneous Consumer Response to Snack Food Taxes and Warning Labels: Implications for Public Health. Ryan Lacanilao, Sean B. Cash, and Wiktor L. Adamowicz. Journal of Consumer Affairs 45(1): 108-122. 2011.

  28. Influence of developmental differences on children's response to information on foods. SB Cash and AR McAlister. Report to the United States Department of Agriculture, Economics Research Service, agreement number 59-5000-0-0075, 43 pp. 2011.

  29. Risk Ranking: Investigating Expert and Public Differences in Evaluating Food Safety Risks. Kevin Webster, Cindy Jardine, Lynn McMullen, and Sean B. Cash. Journal of Food Protection 73(10): 1875-1885. 2010.

  30. Life-enhancing bitterness: not your honey-mustard stir-fry. Ellmore, G. S. in Better living through bitter melon pp. 11-18. National Bitter Melon Council (book chapter). 2010.

  31. Rapid Gas Chromatographic Analysis of Less Abundant Compounds in Distilled Spirits by Direct Injection with Ethanol-Water Venting and Mass Spectrometric Data Deconvolution. K. MacNamara, M. Lee, A. Robbat Jr., Journal of Chromatography A, 1217, 136–142, 2010.

  32. Quantitative Identification Of Pesticides (in natural products) As Target Compounds And Unknowns By Spectral Deconvolution Of Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Data. A. Robbat, Jr., A. Hoffmann, K. MacNamara, Y. Huang, JOAC International, 91, 1467-1477, 2008.

  33. Influence of information on hedonic evaluation of organic and conventional bread. Lisa E. Annett, Vijay Muralidharan, Peter C. Boxall, Sean B. Cash, and Wendy V. Wismer. Journal of Food Science 73(4): H50 – H57. 2008.

  34. Analysis Of Gin Essential Oil Mixtures By Multidimensional and One-Dimensional Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry With Spectral Deconvolution. K. MacNamara, J. Howell, Y. Huang, and A. Robbat Jr., Journal of Chromatography A,1164 (1-2), 281-290, 2007.

  35. Do ethical consumers care about price? A revealed preference analysis of fair trade coffee purchases. Chris Arnot, Peter C. Boxall, and Sean B. Cash. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 54: 555-565. 2006.