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Chung-Ho Lin

Chung-Ho Lin, Ph.D.


Associate Research Professor
Department of Forestry

203 ABNR, Forestry
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 884-6302
linchu@missouri.edu

Lin's primary research involves the use of plants and genetically modified microbes for applications in the area of phytoremediation and bioremediation in agroforestry. Several modern chromatographic and DNA-based techniques have been developed to evaluate the bioremediation capacity of a wide range of forages and woody species for reducing transport and enhancing sequestration and degradation of agrochemicals, veterinary pharmaceuticals, munitions explosives and their degradation products in the vegetative buffer systems. Other active research projects include 1) screening phytochemicals from Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) for development of potential entrepreneurial opportunities, 2) identifying volatile organic attractants from chestnut that has potential application for biological/chemical control of chestnut weevil, 3) investigating the fate of modern herbicides, such as isoxaflutole, in municipal disinfection process, and 4) assessing the effectiveness of vegetative windbreak in reducing transport of malodorous compounds.

Selected Publications

  • Danh C. Vu, Phuc H. Vo, Mark V. Coggeshall, and Chung-Ho Lin. 2018. Identification and characterization of phenolic compounds in black walnut kernels. Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry DOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01181
  • Kadhem, A., Xiang, S., Nagel, S., Lin, C.H., Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, M. 2018. Photonic molecular imprinted polymer film for the detection of testosterone in aqueous samples. Polymers https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10040349
  • Kassotis, C., Vu, D., Lin, C.H., Cornelius-Green, J., Patton, S., Nagel, S. 2018. Endocrine disrupting activities and organic contaminants associated with oil and gas operations in Wyoming groundwater. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-018-0521-2
  • Danh C. Vu, Thi L. Ho, Phuc H. Vo, Gustavo Carlo, Jane A. McElroy, Alexandra N. Davis, Susan C. Nagel and Chung-Ho Lin. 2018. Determination of volatile organic compounds in child care centers by thermal desorption gas chromatography-mass spectrometry Analytical Method 10: 730-742
  • Jingjing Dai, Danh Vu, Susan Nagel, Chung-Ho Lin, Maria Fidalgo. 2018. Colloidal crystal templated molecular imprinted polymer for the detection of 2-butoxyethanol in water contaminated by hydraulic fracturing. Microchimica Acta 185:32
  • Christopher D. Kassotis, Danh C. Vu, Phuc H. Vo, Chung-Ho Lin, Jennifer N. Cornelius-Green, Sharyle Patton, and Susan C. Nagel. 2018. Endocrine Disrupting Activities and Organic Contaminants Associated with Oil and Gas Operations in Wyoming Groundwater. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 75:247-258
  • Thi L Ho, Haiying Zhou, Chung-Ho Lin, Shengjun Liu, Mikhail Y. Berezin, Reid J Smeda, and Felix B. Fritschi. 2017. Synthesis and plant growth inhibitory activity of N-trans-cinnamoyltyramine-Its possible inhibition mechanisms and biosynthesis pathway. Journal of Plant Interactions 12: 51-57.
  • Kejia Pang, J. W. Van Sambeek, Nadia E. Navarrete-Tindall, Chung-Ho Lin, Shibu Jose, and H.E. 'Gene' Garrett. 2017. Responses of legumes and grasses to non-, moderate, and dense shade in Missouri, USA. I. Forage yield and its species-level plasticity. Agroforestry Systems doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0067-8
  • Kejia Pang, J. W. Van Sambeek, Nadia E. Navarrete-Tindall, Chung-Ho Lin, Shibu Jose, and H.E. 'Gene' Garrett. 2017. Responses of legumes and grasses to non-, moderate, and dense shade in Missouri. USA. II. Forage quality and its species-level plasticity. Agroforestry Systems doi:10.1007/s10457-017-0068-7
  • Robert N. Lerch, R. N., Chung-Ho Lin., Keith W. Goyne, Robert J. Kremer, and Steve H. Anderson, 2017. Vegetative buffer strips for reducing herbicide transport in runoff: effects of season, vegetation, and buffer width. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 53(3):667–683. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12526.
  • Abua Ikem, Chung-Ho Lin, Bob Broz, Monty Kerley, and Ho Le Thi. 2017. Occurrence of enrofloxacin in overflows from animal lot and residential sewage lagoons and a receiving-stream. Heliyon (Published) Oct; 3(10): e00409. 2017 Oct 10. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00409
  • Kassotis CD, Tillitt DE, Lin CH, McElroy JA, Nagel SC. 2016. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals and oil and natural gas operations: potential environmental contamination and recommendations to assess complex environmental mixtures. Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI:10.1289/ehp.1409535
  • Fengzhen Wang, Chung-Ho Lin, Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, Xingkuan Wu, Shibu Jose. 2016. Urban Public Open Space Therapeutic Landscape - from landscape architecture perspectives. 2016 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (SEEE2016) Conference Proceedings
  • Rebecca M. Nordenholt, Keith W. Goyne, Robert J. Kremer, Chung-Ho Lin , Robert N. Lerch, Kristen S. Veum. 2016. Veterinary Antibiotic Effects on Atrazine Degradation and Soil Microorganisms. Journal of Environmental Quality 45: 565-575.
  • Kassotis C, Klemp K, Vu D, Lin CH, Drobnis E, et al. 2015. Endocrine disrupting activity of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and adverse health outcomes following prenatal exposure in male mice. Endocrinology doi: 10.1210/en.2015
  • Ahsan M. Rajper, Ranjith P. Udawatta, Robert J. Kremer, Chung-ho Lin, Shibu Jose. 2016. Effects of probiotics on soil microbial activity, biomass and enzymatic activity under cover crops in field and greenhouse studies. Agroforestry Systems 90: 811-827.
  • Willett, C. D., R. N. Lerch, C.-H. Lin, K. W. Goyne, N. D. Leigh, and C. A. Roberts. 2016. Benzoxazinone-mediated triazine degradation: A proposed reaction mechanism. J Agric. Food Chem. 64: 4858-4865
  • Dai J, Zhang C, Lin C.H. , Hu Z. 2015. Emission of carbon dioxide and methane from duckweed ponds for stormwater treatment. Water Environment Research. 2015; 87:805-812.
  • Le Thi H, Lin C.H., Smeda RJ, Leigh ND, Wycoff WG, Fritschi FB. 2014. Isolation and identification of an allelopathic phenylethylamine in rice. Phytochemistry. 2014; 108:109-21.
  • Willett CD, Lerch RN, Goyne KW, Leigh ND, Lin CH, Roberts CA. 2014. A simple method for isolation and purification of DIBOA-Glc from Tripsacum dactyloides. Natural product communications. 2014; 9(9):1283-6.
  • Thi H, Lin CH, Smeda R, Fritschi F. 2014. Isolation and purification of growth-inhibitors from Vietnamese rice cultivars. Weed Biology and Management. 2014; 14:221-231.
  • Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, C.-H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, N.D. Leigh, C.A. Rober. 2013. Identification of an atrazine-degrading benzoxazinoid in eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(34):8026-33
  • Khoobchandani, M., K. Katti, A. Zambre, C.-H. Lin, K. Katti. 2013. Green nanotechnology derived from broccoli phytochemical-based gold nanoparticles: implications in nanomedicine. International Journal of Green Nanotechnology. 1:1-15
  • Ikem, A., B. Broz, J. Garth, S. Tesfaye, C.-H. Lin. 2013. Evaluation of surface water quality impacted by sewage overflows from animal and residential lagoon systems using principal component analysis. J of Environmental Analytical Toxicology. 3:1-8.
  • Hagan, D.L., S. Jose, C.-H. Lin. 2013. Allelopathic root exudates of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica): potential implications for the performance of native pine savanna plant species in the southeastern U.S. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:312-22.
  • Chu, B., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, C.-H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine Transport in Agroforestry and Cropland Soils. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0124
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.-H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42(3):794-805.
  • Hagan, D.L., S. Jose, C.-H. Lin. 2013. Allelopathic root exudates of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica): potential implications for the performance of native pine savanna plant species in the southeastern U.S. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39:312-22.
  • Chu, B., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, C.-H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine Transport in Agroforestry and Cropland Soils. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0124
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.-H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42(3):794-805.
  • Keesey, I.W., B.A. Barrett, C.-H. Lin, R. Lerch. 2012. Electroantennographic responses of the small chestnut weevil curculio sayi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to volatile organic compounds identified from chestnut reproductive plant tissue. Environmental Entomology, 41:731-1042
  • Wu, S.H., K.W. Goyne, R.N. Lerch, and C.H. Lin 2011. Adsorption of isoxaflutole degradates to aluminum and iron hydrous oxides. Journal of Environmental Quality 40: 528-537.
  • Lin, C.-H., R.N. Lerch, K.W. Goyne, and H.E. Garrett. 2011. Reducing herbicides and veterinary antibiotic losses from agroecosystems using vegetative buffers. J. Environ. Qual. 40:791-799.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, R.J. Kremer, H.E. Garrett and M.F. George 2011. Stimulated rhizodegradation of atrazine by selected plant species. Journal of Environmental Quality 40: 1113-1121.
  • Wiley-Blackwell.Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010. Veterinary an-tibiotic sorption to agroforestry buffer, grass buffer, and crop-land soils. Agroforestry Systems 79:67-80.
  • Lin, C.H., K.W., Goyne, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, and H.E. Garrett. 2010. Dissipation of sulfamethazine and tetracycline in the root zone of grass and tree species. Journal of Environmental Quality 39:1269-1278.
  • Thompson, B.M., C.H. Lin, H.Y. Hsieh, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, and H.E. Garrett. 2010. Evalu-ation of PCR-based quantification techniques to estimate the abundance to atrazine chlorohydrolase gene atzA in rhizosphere soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 39:1999-2005.
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010. Veterinary antibiotic sorption to agroforestry buffer, grass buffer, and cropland soils. Agroforestry Systems 79:67-80.
  • Chu, B., K. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and C.H. Lin. "Veterinary antibiotic sorption to agroforestry buffer, grass buffer and cropland soils." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 31-40.
  • Lerch, R.N., C.H. Lin, and H.E. Garrett. "Utilizing vegetative buffer strips to remove dissolved and sediment-bound herbicides from surface runoff." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 41-42.
  • Lin, C.H., B.M. Thompson, H.Y. Hsieh, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, M.M. Cernusca, and M.A. Gold. "Screening and testing phytochemicals in eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) for development of potential entrepreneurial opportunities." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 109-114.
  • Lin, C.H, K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, and H.E. Garrett. "Rhizodegradation of sulfamethazine and tetracycline and the associated impacts on soil microbial activities." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 349-358.
  • Lin, C.H., W.D. Walter, H.E. Garrett, and R.N. Lerch. "Controlling swine odor with natural windbreak." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 339-348.
  • Lin, C.H., B.M. Thompson, H.Y. Hsieh, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, and H.E. Garrett. "Introduction of atrazine-degrading Pseudomonas sp. strain ADP to enhance phytoremediation of atrazine." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 183-190.
  • Lin, C.H, K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, R.N. Lerch, A.L. Spohn, and H.E. Garrett. "Rhizodegradation of sulfamethazine and tetracycline and the associated impacts on soil microbial activities." In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). 2009. Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 349-358.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2008. Bioremediation of atrazine-contaminated soil by forage grasses: Transformation, uptake and detoxification. Journal of Environmental Quality 37:196-206.
  • Lerch, R.N., C.H. Lin, and N.D. Leigh. 2007. Reaction pathway of the diketonitrile degradate of isoxaflutole (Balance™) with hypochlorite in water. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55:1893-1899.
  • Van Sambeek J.W., N.E. Navarrete-Tindall, H.E. Garrett, C.-H. Lin, R.L. McGraw, and D.C. Wallace. 2007. Ranking the Shade Tolerance of Forty-five Candidate Groundcovers for Agroforestry Plantings. The Temperate Agroforester Newsletter 15(4).
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2007. An Improved GC -MS/MS Method for determination of atrazine and its chlorinated metabolites uptake by forage plants-laboratory and field experiments. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38:1753-1773.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, Y.X. Li, and M.F. George. 2007. An Improved HPLC-MS/MS Method for Determination of Isoxaflutole (Balance™) and Its Metabolites in Soils and Forage Plants. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55:3805-3815.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2007. Ability of forage grasses exposed to Atrazine and Isoxaflutole (Balance™) to reduce nutrient levels in soils and shallow groundwater. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38:1119–1136.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2007. Ability of forage grasses exposed to Atrazine and Isoxaflutole (Balance™) to reduce nutrient levels in soils and shallow groundwater. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38:1119–1136.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch., R.J. Kremer, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2007. Stimulated rhizodegradation of atrazine by selected plant species. Proceedings of the 10th North American Agroforestry Conference, June 9-14, Quebec, Canada.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, C.J. Gantzer, and S.H. Anderson. 2007. Utilizing vegetative buffer strips to remove dissolved and sediment-bound atrazine, metolachlor and glyphosate from surface water runoff. Proceedings of the 10th North American Agroforestry Conference, June 9-14, Quebec, Canada.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, R.J. Kremer, H.E. Garrett, R.P. Udawatta, and M.F. George. 2005. Soil microbiological activities in vegetative buffer strips and their association with herbicide degradation. In K.N. Brooks and P.F. Folliott (ed.) Moving Agroforestry into the Mainstream. The 9th North American Agroforestry Conference Proceedings, June 12-15, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. pp. 1-10.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2004. Incorporation of selected forage grasses in riparian buffers designed for the bioremediation of atrazine, isoxaflutole (Balance) and nitrate. Agroforestry Systems. 63:91-99.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, Y.X. Li, and M.F. George. 2003. Degradation of isoxaflutole (Balance) herbicide by hypochlorite in tap water. Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry 51:8011-8014.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, W.G. Johnson, D. Jordan, H.E. Garrett, and M.F. George. 2003. The effect of five forage species on transport and transformation of atrazine and Balance (isoxaflutole) in lysimeter leachate. Journal of Environmental Quality 3:1992-2000.
  • Lin, C.H., R.N. Lerch, H.E. Garrett, E.M. Thurman, and M.F. George. 2002. Determination of Balance (isoxaflutole) and its metabolites in water using high-performance liquid chromatography with UV and mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 50(21):5816-5824.
  • Lin, C.H., R.L. McGraw, M.F. George, and H.E. Garrett. 2001. Nutritive Quality and Morphological Development under Partial Shade of Some Forage Species with Agroforestry Potential. Agroforestry Systems 53(3):269-281.

Patent Application

  • 1. A contaminant reducing amide functionalized ordered mesoporous carbon conjugate (Granted 2013, US 13/448,065)
  • 2. Development of nanocarbon-based biocatalyst for remediation of environmental pollutants (US2013/0280781 A1 Second Divisional Patent)
  • 3. Development of spore-based biocatalyst for remediation of pollutants and biofuel production (Granted, U.S. Application Serial Nos. 13/089,015, USA 14/849,295. 2015; Spin-off: Elemental Enzymes Inc.)
  • 4. Multi-Enzyme Platform Production of Specialty Chemicals, Biofuels, and Blood Type Conversion. 2017 (Provisional patient granted; Spin-off: Tiger Energy Solutions)

Invention Disclosure

  • 1. Use of tricyclic diternpenoids from Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) for preventing and ameliorating the development of melanin and hyperpigmentation
  • 2. Purification of anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory diterpenoids from Eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana).
  • 3. Purification of the bioactive saponin Esculentoside D. from Phytolacca latbenia.
  • 4. Use of N-trans-cinnamoyltyramine from rice (Oryza sativa) for weed control
  • 5. Chemical synthesis of N-trans-cinnamoyltyramine and it analogs for agricultural and medical applications.
  • 6. A novel computer implemented 3D printing method for platforms for enzyme immobilization. 2017 (Invention Disclosure Submitted)
  • 7. Spent coffee grounds for cosmetic application. 2017 (Invention Disclosure Submitted)

Book Chapter

Lin, C.-H., B.M. Thompson, H.-Y. Hsieh, and R.N. Lerch 2011. Introduction of atrazine degrader to enhance rhizodegradation of atrazine. In Thomas Potter (ed), Pesticide Mitigation Strategies for Surface Water Quality. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter 10, pp 139–154.

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