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Alberta N.A. Aryee, PhD

Assistant Professor
Delaware State University
Department of Human Ecology (Food Science & Biotechnology)
1200 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
201 Baker Annex (Office), 233 Baker Annex (Lab)
302.857.6422
aaryee [at] desu.edu

Education

Postdoctoral research
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Food Research & Development Centre, St.-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

Ph.D.
McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Dissertation Research: Enzyme Immobilization and Bioconversion of Recovered Lipids to Alkyl Esters (Biodiesel)

MSc.
McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Thesis Research: Lipase Extraction, Purification and Characterization

BSc. (Hons.)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Research Interests/Area

  • Impact of natural products and bioactive compounds (lipids, proteins and phytochemicals) on nutrition, health and metabolic diseases and their controlled delivery
  • Effect of processing on modifying food matrices, nutritional characteristics and bioavailability, and techno-functional properties

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS)

Selected Recent Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Aryee, A.N.A., Agyei, D. and Udenigwe, C.C. 2018. Impact of processing on the chemistry and functionality of food proteins. In: Proteins in Food Processing, 2nd edition, Ed. RY Yada. Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-08-100722-8 (print), ISBN: 978-0-08-100729-7 (online), pp. 27 - 45.
  2. Okolie, C.L., Aryee, A.N.A. and Udenigwe, C.C. 2018. Detection and deactivation of allergens in food. In: Proteins in Food Processing, 2nd edition, Ed. RY Yada. Woodhead Publishing/Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-08-100722-8 (print), ISBN: 978-0-08-100729-7 (online), pp. 367 - 387.
  3. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. 2015. Current and emerging trends in the formulation and manufacture of nutraceuticals and functional food products. In: Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology. Ed. Joyce I. Boye. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN: 978-1-118-50494-9, pp. 1-60.
  4. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. 2015. Role and importance of health claims in the nutraceuticals and functional food markets. In: Nutraceutical and Functional Food Processing Technology. Ed. Joyce I. Boye. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ISBN: 978-1-118-50494-9, pp. 347-374.

Publications in Refereed Journals

  1. Okolie, C.L., Akanbi, T.O., Mason, B., Udenigwe, C.C. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2019). Influence of conventional and recent extraction technologies on physicochemical properties of bioactive macromolecules from natural sources: A Review. Food Research International 116: 827-839.
  2. Aryee, A.N.A, Agyei, D. and Akanbi, T.O. (2018). Food for oxidative stress relief: Polyphenols. In: Melton, L., Shahidi, F., Varelis, P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry, vol. 3, pp. 392-398. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780128140260
  3. Aryee, A.N.A, Agyei, D. and Akanbi, T.O. (2018). Recovery and utilization of seaweed pigments in food processing. Current Opinion in Food Science 19:113-119.
  4. Mkandawire, M. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2018). Resurfacing and modernization of edible packaging material technology. Current Opinion in Food Science 19: 104-112.
  5. Ribéreau, S., Aryee, A.N.A., Tanvier, S., Han, J. and Joyce I. Boye, J.I. (2018). Composition, digestibility and functional properties of yellow peas as affected by processing. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 42(1): e13375.
  6. Okolie, C.L., Rajendran, S.R.C.K, Udenigwe, C.C., Aryee, A.N.A. and Mason, B. (2017). Prospects of brown seaweed polysaccharides (BSP) as prebiotics and potential immunomodulators. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 41(5): e12392.
  7. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. (2017). Comparative study of the effects of processing on the nutritional, physicochemical and functional properties of lentil. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 41(1): e12824.
  8. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. (2016). Improving the digestibility of lentil flours and protein isolate and characterization of their enzymatically prepared hydrolysates. International Journal of Food Properties, 19: 2649-2665.
  9. Vaz Patto, M.C., Amarowicz, R., Aryee, A.N.A., Boye, J.I., Chung, H-J., Martín-Cabrejas, M.A. and Domoney, C. (2015). Achievements and challenges in improving the nutritional quality of food legumes, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 34(1-3): 105-143. Special Issue: Legumes in Sustainable Agriculture.
  10. Rajamohamed, S.H., Aryee, A.N.A., Hucl, P., Patterson, C.A. and Boye, J.I. (2013). In vitro gastrointestinal digestion of glabrous canaryseed proteins as affected by variety and thermal treatment, Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 68: 306-312.
  11. Aryee, A.N.A., Dutilleul, P., Paszti, M. and Simpson, B.K. (2013). Optimized transformation of animal fats to alkyl esters, Fuel Processing Technology, 109: 103-110.
  12. Aryee, A.N.A. and Simpson, B.K. (2012). Immobilization of lipase from grey mullet, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 168: 2105-2122.
  13. Aryee, A.N.A., Simpson, B.K., Phillip, L.E. and Cue, R.I. (2011). Effect of temperature and time on the stability of salmon skin oil during storage, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 89(2): 287-292.
  14. Aryee, A.N.A., Simpson, B.K., Cue, R.I. and Phillip, L.E. (2011). Enzymatic transesterification of oils and fats from animal discards to fatty acid ethyl esters for potential fuel use, Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(10): 4149-4157.
  15. Aryee, A.N.A., Phillip, L.E., Cue, R.I. and Simpson, B.K. (2011). Identification and quantitation of reaction intermediates and residuals in lipase-catalyzed transesterified oils by HPLC, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 165(1): 155-177.
  16. Aryee, A.N.A., van de Voort, F.R. and Simpson, B.K. (2009). FTIR determination of free fatty acids in fish oils intended for biodiesel production, Process Biochemistry, 44(4): 401-405.
  17. Aryee, A.N.A. and Simpson, B.K. (2009). Comparative studies on the yield and quality of solvent-extracted oil from salmon skin, Journal of Food Engineering, 92(3): 353-358.
  18. Aryee, A.N.A., Simpson, B.K. and Villalonga, S.R. (2007). Lipase fraction from the viscera of grey mullet (Mugil cephalus). Isolation, partial purification and some biochemical characteristics, Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 40: 394-402.

Selected Presentations

  1. Janik, A., Smith, J.C., Aryee, A.N.A. and Miletti, K. Anti-cancer cell properties of Prunus africana bark extracts in MCF-7 cells is CD44 expression dependent. Delaware State University-Summer Research Symposium, July 26, 2019, Dover, DE
  2. Pettiford, K., Niblett, T., Harris, J., Blake, F., Aryee, A.N.A. and Matthews, K. Efficacy of pumpkin skin extract on Haemonchus contortus third stage larvae. Delaware State University-Summer Research Symposium, July 26, 2019, Dover, DE
  3. Elizabeth Lynch, E., Niblett, T., Harris, J., Blake, F., Aryee, A.N.A. and Matthews, K. In vitro anthelmintic effects of pumpkin flesh extract on Haemonchus contortus. Delaware State University-Summer Research Symposium, July 26, 2019, Dover, DE
  4. Smith, J.C., Asuzu, P.C., Nguyen, A., Bougouneau, B.M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Influence of margarine and oil composition on phytosterols, fatty acid profile and quality parameters at high heating temperatures. 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting, May 5-8, 2019, St. Louis, MO.
  5. Ebirim, R.I, Nguyen, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Carotenoids profiling, phenolic content and antioxidant properties of selected starchy staples. Research Day, April 12, 2019, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  6. Smith, J.C., Nguyen, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Phytochemical composition of aqueous-solvent extracts. Research Day, April 12, 2019, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  7. Asuzu, P.C., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Polyphenols and other phytochemicals in cancer prevention and management. Experimental Biology 2019, April 6-9, 2019, Orlando, FL.
  8. Asuzu, P.C., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Polyphenols and other phytochemicals from medicinal plants. 19th ARD Research Symposium, March 30 - April 3, 2019, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, FL (2nd place winner).
  9. Besong, Mary, A., Ingram, D.N., Smith, J.C., Asuzu, Peace, C., Chintapenta, K., Ozbay, G. and Aryee, A.N.A. Physicochemical properties and stability of probiotic yoghurt during storage and digestion. 19th ARD Research Symposium, March 30-April 3, 2019, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, FL.
  10. Bougouneau, B.M., Moore, M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Morphological and microstructural characterization of food matrices. Pittcon Conference & Expo, March 17-21, 2019, Philadelphia, PA.
  11. Maina, J.N. and Aryee A.N.A. Changes in physicochemical, nutritional and functional properties of yellow bean with processing. Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC), December 2-4, 2018, Kellogg Conference Center, Tuskegee University (2nd place winner).
  12. Bougouneau, B.M., Moore, M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Studying edible seeds microstructure using confocal microscopy. 21st Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Oct 20th, 2018, Baltimore, MD.
  13. Ingram, D., Besong, M., Chintapenta, K., Aryee A.N.A. and Ozbay, G. Assessment of viability of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus) in yogurt during storage   Delaware INBRE-Summer Scholars-Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium, August 9, 2018, Newark DE.
  14. Besong, M., Ingram, D., Chintapenta, K., Aryee A.N.A. and Ozbay, G. The viability of yogurt probiotics during in vitro digestion. Delaware State University-Summer Research Symposium 2018, July 26, 2018, Dover DE.
  15. Ingram, D., Besong, M., Chintapenta, K., Aryee A.N.A. and Ozbay, G. Assessment of viability of probiotic bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus) in yogurt during storage. Delaware State University-Summer Research Symposium 2018, July 26, 2018, Dover DE.
  16. Smith, J.C., Nguyen, A., Asuzu, P.C., Bougouneau, B.M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Variation in sugar, salt and fat content of ice cream sold in the U.S. 2nd Conference on Preparing Winning Grants. Dover Downs Hotel and casino, May 10-11, 2018, Dover, DE.
  17. Shehu, I., Abousamra, W. and Aryee, A.N.A. Effect of non-thermal pretreatment on physicochemical and sensory characteristics of yellow bean flours and cake. 2nd Conference on Preparing Winning Grants. Dover Downs Hotel and casino, May 10-11, 2018, Dover, DE.
  18. Nguyen, A., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Valorization of By-product and waste from mango kernel oil extraction for the production of antioxidants. 2nd Conference on Preparing Winning Grants. Dover Downs Hotel and casino, May 10-11, 2018, Dover, DE.
  19. Besong, M.A., Nguyen, A., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. A comparison of commercial enzymes used singly or combined in aqueous enzymatic extraction of oil from njangsa seed. 109th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, May 6-9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN.
  20. Nguyen, A., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Antioxidant capacity of mango kernels: A comparative study. 109th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, May 6-9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN.
  21. Nguyen, A., Asuzu, P.C., Bougouneau, B.M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Physicochemical, functional and sensory properties of margarine supplemented with bush mango kernel and njangsa seed oils. 109th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, May 6-9, 2018, Minneapolis, MN.
  22. Besong, M.A., Chintapenta, L.K., Ozbay, G., Aikins, A., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Evaluation of antibiotic properties of African basil (Ocimum gratissimum) and tassel flower (Emilia coccinea) leaf extracts. Experimental Biology 2018, April 21-25, 2018, San Diego, CA.
  23. Asuzu, P.C., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Effect of solvent systems on the extraction and physicochemical properties of palm kernel oil to be used for food product development. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  24. Shehu, I., Abousamra, W. and Aryee, A.N.A. Development and evaluation of the effect of non-thermal pretreatment on physicochemical and sensory characteristics of yellow bean cake. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  25. Nguyen, A., Smith, J.C., Asuzu, P.C., Bougouneau, B.M., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Nutrition fact label: A comparison of laboratory determined nutrient content of ice cream and commercial brands. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  26. Smith, J.C., Asuzu, P.C., Besong, S.A. and Aryee, A.N.A. In vitro screening of phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of selected plants and plant parts. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  27. Jones, S., Hans, K. and Aryee, A.N.A. Detection of acetaminophen and ibuprofen in the larvae of Calliphora vicina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) using high performance liquid chromatography. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  28. Titus, C., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Microbial characterization of Shigella and its susceptibility to selected plant extracts. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  29. Matthews, M., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Exploring potential antibiotic properties of selected plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  30. Fillmore, Q., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Exploring the potential antibiotic properties of selected plant extracts against Salmonella. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  31. Thomas, J., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Exploring the potential antimicrobial properties of selected plant extracts against Proteus vulgaris. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  32. Small, J., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Exploring antibiotic properties of plant extracts against gram positive and negative bacteria. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  33. Morrison, C., Aikins, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. Exploring the potential antimicrobial properties of selected plant extracts against E. coli. Research Day, April 20, 2018, Delaware State University Dover, DE.
  34. Aryee, A.N.A. (2017). A world without food science. Invited speaker. Early College High School @ Delaware State University.
  35. Besong, M., Arrey, I.T., Nguyen, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2017). Influence of various enzyme combinations on njangsa (Ricinodendron heudelotti) seed oil extraction, recovery and quality. 2017 Undergraduate Research & Service Scholar - Celebratory Symposium, University of Delaware State University, Delaware, August 10th, 2017, Newark, DE.
  36. Bailey, L., Besong, M. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2017).  A comparison of oil extraction methods. 2017 Summer Research Symposium, MLK Student Center, Delaware State University, July 27th, 2017, Dover, DE.
  37. Besong, M., Arrey, T.I., Nguyen, A. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2017).  Influence of various enzyme combinations on njangsa (Ricinodendron heudelotti) seed oil extraction, recovery and quality. 2017 Summer Research Symposium, MLK Student Center, Delaware State University, July 27th, 2017, Dover, DE.
  38. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. (2017). Pulse with potentials: Impact of processing on nutritional and functional properties of lentil. 1st Conference on Preparing Winning Grants, May 11, 2017, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover, DE.
  39. Aryee, A.N.A. and Mason, B. (2017). Food and feed from flies: Compositional analysis. 108th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, April 30-May 3, Orlando, FL.
  40. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. (2017). Effect of food-sourced enzymes on pulse protein digestion. 108th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, April 30-May 3, Orlando, FL.
  41. Aryee, A.N.A. and Boye, J.I. (2017). Influence of particle size distribution on protein digestibility and functionality. 108th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, April 30-May 3, Orlando, FL.
  42. Hughes Jr. M., Wyatt, V., Jones, K., Cairncross, R., Besong, S., Aryee, A.N.A., Guo, M. and Ozbay, G. (2017). GC-MS characterization of sulfur species in low temperature distillates of biodiesel from waste grease. 108th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, April 30-May 3, Orlando, FL.
  43. Arrey, I., Nguyen, A., Aryee, A.N.A., Besong, S., Lumor, S.E. and Ozbay, G. (2017). Enzyme-assisted aqueous extraction of njangsa (Ricinodendron heudelotti) seed oil. 108th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcase, April 30-May 3, Orlando, FL.
  44. Nguyen, A., Arrey, I., Lumor, S.E., Besong, S. and Aryee, A.N.A. (2017). Antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds in njangsa seed cake. ARD Research Symposium 2017, April 1-4, Atlanta, GA.

Honors & Awards

  • Center for Teaching & Learning 13th Annual Mini Grant Awardee ““Beyond the Classroom: Developing Hands-On Laboratory Module to Improve Teaching of Introduction to Food Science” (Spring 2018)
  • Hornet Award, Early College High School at Delaware State University Honoree (May 7, 2018)

Teaching

  • HMEC-250 Introduction to Food Science
  • HMEC-471/530 Food Chemistry
  • HMEC-540 Food Analysis
  • HMEC-600 Food Product Development
  • HMEC-625 Research Problems in Food Science
  • HMEC-630 Thesis Research I &2

Additional Information

Reviewer

  • Food Chemistry
  • Journal of Food Biochemistry
  • Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • LWT - Food Science and Technology