Provost Michael Vayda

Michael Vayda, Ph.D

Professor

College
College of Sciences
Department
Biological Science
Phone
978-934-2883
Office
Olsen Hall - 2nd Floor

Expertise

Molecular Biology, Genetic Regulation during Environmental Stress, Food Biochemistry

Education

  • Ph D: Molecular Biology, (1983), Princeton University - New Jersey
  • MA: Biochemical Sciences, (1981), Princeton University - New Jersey
  • BA: Zoology, (1979), University of New Hampshire - New Hampshire
  • BS: Biochemistry, (1979), University of New Hampshire - New Hampshire

Selected Awards and Honors

  • ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, Class * (1998)

Selected Publications

  • Vayda, M., Edwards, R. (2014). Professional careers that matter: the business of foods.
  • Brawley, S.H., Norton, S.A., Cole, B.J., Vayda, M., Landis, E.N., Hunter, S.J., Yehle, R. (2007). GK-12: NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education at the University of Maine.
  • Teisl, M.F., Roe, B., Vayda, M. (2006). Incentive effects on response rates, data quality, and survey administration costs. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 18(3) 364–373.
  • Vayda, M. (2006). Overview of Operations and Priorities for the Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Teisl, M.F., Garner, L., Roe, B., Vayda, M. (2004). Genetically modified food: What are Mainers thinking? Maine Policy Review, 13(1) 56–67.
  • Madden, P.W., Babcock, M.J., Vayda, M., Cashon, R.E. (2004). Structural and kinetic characterization of myoglobins from eurythermal and stenothermal fish species. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 137(3) 341–350.
  • Winnard, P., Cashon, R.E., Sidell, B.D., Vayda, M. (2003). Isolation, characterization and nucleotide sequence of the muscle isoforms of creatine kinase from the Antarctic teleost Chaenocephalus aceratus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 134(4) 651–667.
  • Teisl, M.F., Garner, L., Roe, B., Vayda, M. (2003). Labeling genetically modified foods: How do US consumers want to see it done? AgBioForum.
  • Vayda, M., Round, J.E. (2003). Maine’s Natural Resource Industries White Paper Series.
  • Brawley, S., Norton, S., Cole, B.J., Hunter, S.J., Vayda, M. (2003). NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education at the University of Maine.
  • Vayda, M., Lambert, D., Babcock, M.J. (2003). Potato mop-top virus in the United States.
  • Sidell, B., Vayda, M. (2003). Proteins of Oxygen-Binding and Energy Metabolism in Muscles of Antarctic Fishes: Evolutionary Adjustments to Life at Cold Temperature.
  • Teisl, M.F., Roe, B., Vayda, M., Ross, N. (2003). Willingness to pay for genetically modified foods with bundled health and environmental attributes.
  • Vayda, M. (2002). Act of Destruction.
  • Jemison, Jr, J.M., Vayda, M. (2002). Cross pollination from genetically engineered corn: wind transport and seed source. AgBioForum.
  • Vayda, M., Teisl, M.F., Halverson, L., O'Brien, K., Roe, B., Ross, N., (2002). Focus group reactions to genetically modified food labels. AgBioForum
  • Winnard, P., Sidell, B.D., Vayda, M. (2002). Teleost introns are characterized by a high A+ T content. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 133(2) 155–161.
  • Small, D.J., Moylan, T., Vayda, M., Sidell, B.D. (2002). The myoglobin gene of the Antarctic icefish, Chaenocephalus aceratus, contains a duplicated TATAAAA sequence that interferes with transcription. Journal of experimental biology, 206(1) 131–139.
  • Vayda, M., Round, J.E. (2000). Impact of Genetic Engineering on Society.
  • Vayda, M., Round, j.E. (2000). Salmon White Papers Series.
  • Vayda, M. (2000). Understanding Genetics: Genetic Engineering Today.
  • Vayda, M., Alford, A.R. (1999). Are Genetically Modified Plants Killing Monarch Butterflies?
  • Vayda, M., Singer, J.T. (1999). Genetic Engineering: Beneficial or Hazardous?
  • Vayda, M., Jemison, J. (1999). Roundup Ready Corn and Soybean?
  • Vayda, M., Singer, J.T. (1999). What is Genetic Engineering?
  • Small, D.J., Vayda, M., Sidell, B.D. (1998). A novel vertebrate myoglobin gene containing three A+ T-rich introns is conserved among Antarctic teleost species which differ in myoglobin expression. Journal of molecular evolution, 47(2) 156–166.
  • Morelli, J.K., Zhou, W., Yu, J., Lu, C., Vayda, M. (1998). Actin depolymerization affects stress-induced translational activity of potato tuber tissue. Plant physiology, 116(4) 1227–1237.
  • Vayda, M., Campbell, C. (1998). R&D bond issue investment for Maine.
  • Vayda, M. (1998). Health, research, jobs and question 1.
  • Webster, C. (1997). A Look Beyond Transcription: Mechanisms Controlling mRNA Stability and Translation in Plants.
  • Ali-Khan, S., Hetner, C., Ladislav, L., Currie, V., Arsenault, W.J., Aziz, A Naseer, ., Seabrook, J.E., Tai, G.C., Bamberg, J., Alfonso, H., others, . (1997). Abstracts of papers presented at the 81st annual meeting of The Potato Association of America Charlottetown, PEI, Canada August 3–7, 1997. American Potato Journal, 74(6) 415–477.
  • Vayda, M., Small, D.J., Yuan, M.L., Costello, L., Sidell, B.D. (1997). Conservation of the myoglobin gene among Antarctic notothenioid fishes.
  • Vayda, M., Small, D.J., Sidell, B. (1997). Expression of the myoglobin gene in Antarctic channichthyid fishes. Antarctic communities: Species, structure and survival. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 57–62.
  • Cashon, R.E., Vayda, M., Sidell, B.D. (1997). Kinetic characterization of myoglobins from vertebrates with vastly different body temperatures. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 117(4) 613–620.
  • Vayda, M., Sidell, B.D. (1997). Physiological and evolutionary aspects of myoglobin expression in the haemoglobinless Antarctic icefishes. .
  • Vayda, M., Yuan, M.L., Costello, D.J., Sidell, B.D., (1997). Structure of the myoglobin gene of a hemoglobin-less Antarctic icefish. Antarctic Journal of the US..
  • Sidell, B.D., Vayda, M., Small, D.J., Moylan, T.J., Londraville, R.L., Yuan, M., Rodnick, K.J., Eppley, Z.A., Costello, L. (1997). Variable expression of myoglobin among the hemoglobinless Antarctic icefishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 94(7) 3420–3424.
  • Vayda, M., Houtman, N. (1997). Molecular genetics.
  • Vayda, M. (1996). Mechanical wounding of potato tubers induces replication of Potato Virus S. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology: 49: 33-47..
  • Vayda, M. (1996). Growing interest in transgenics.
  • Vayda, M. (1995). Assessment of translational regulation by run-off translation of polysomes in vitro. Methods in cell biology, 50 349–359.
  • Vayda, M., Shewmaker, C.K., Morelli, J.K. (1995). Translational arrest in hypoxic potato tubers is correlated with the aberrant association of elongation factor EF-1$α$ with polysomes!!! Plant molecular biology, 28(4) 751–757.
  • Morelli, J.K., Shewmaker, C.K., Vayda, M. (1994). Biphasic stimulation of translational activity correlates with induction of translation elongation factor 1 subunit [alpha] upon wounding in potato tubers. Plant physiology, 106(3) 897–903.
  • Vayda, M. (1994). Environmental stress and its impact on potato yield. CAB International Publishers, Wallingford, UK. pp. 239-261..
  • Belknap, W.R., Corsini, D., Pavek, J.J., Snyder, G.W., Rockhold, D.R., Vayda, M. (1994). Field performance of transgenic Russet Burbank and Lemhi Russet potatoes. American potato journal, 71(5) 285–296.
  • Vayda, M., Yuan, M. (1994). The heat shock response of an Antarctic alga is evident at 5 C. Plant molecular biology, 24(1) 229–233.
  • Belknap, W.R., Vayda, M., Park, W.D., others, . (1994). The molecular and cellular biology of the potato. (Ed. 2). Cab International
  • Tesnière, C.M., Romieu, C., Vayda, M. (1993). Changes in the gene expression of grapes in response to hypoxia. American journal of Enology and Viticulture, 44(4) 445–451.
  • Gregerson, R., Strommer, J., (1993). Isolation and characterization of plant mRNA. Methods in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 49-65..
  • Vayda, M. (1993). Plant responses to environmental stress.
  • Vayda, M., Antonov, L.S., Yang, Z., Butler, W.O., Lacy, G.H. (1992). Hypoxic stress inhibits aerobic wound-induced resistance and activates hypoxic resistance to bacterial soft rot. American Potato Journal, 69(4) 239–253.
  • Vayda, M., Belknap, W.R. (1992). The emergence of transgenic potatoes as commercial products and tools for basic science. Transgenic Research, 1(4) 149–163.
  • Tesniere, C., Vayda, M. (1991). Method for the isolation of high-quality RNA from grape berry tissues without contaminating tannins or carbohydrates. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 9(3) 242–251.
  • Crosby, J.S., Vayda, M. (1991). Stress-Induced Translational Control in Potato Tubers May Be Mediated by Polysome-Associated Proteins. The Plant Cell, 3(9) 1013–1023.
  • Butler, W., Cook, L., Vayda, M. (1990). Hypoxic stress inhibits multiple aspects of the potato tuber wound response. Plant physiology, 93(1) 264–270.
  • Vayda, M., Davis, M.C., Butler, W. (1990). Molecular responses to environmental stress and their relationship to soft rot. .
  • Vayda, M., Park, W.D., others, . (1990). The molecular and cellular biology of the potato. CAB International
  • Vayda, M. (1990). Critics should take a closer look at the status of Maine potatoes.
  • Vayda, M. (1988). Genetic engineering of potatoes for resistance to bacterial diseases.
  • Vayda, M., Schaeffer, H.J. (1988). Hypoxic stress inhibits the appearance of wound-response proteins in potato tubers. Plant physiology, 88(3) 805–809.
  • Lunt, R., Vayda, M., Young, M., Flint, S. (1988). Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against the adenovirus core proteins. Virology, 164(1) 275–279.
  • Vayda, M. (1988). Potato biotechnology.
  • Vayda, M., Flint, S. (1987). Isolation and characterization of adenovirus core nucleoprotein subunits. Journal of virology, 61(10) 3335–3339.
  • Chatterjee, P.K., Vayda, M., Flint, S. (1986). Adenoviral protein VII packages intracellular viral DNA throughout the early phase of infection. The EMBO journal, 5(7) 1633.
  • Chatterjee, P.K., Vayda, M., Flint, S. (1986). Identification of proteins and protein domains that contact DNA within adenovirus nucleoprotein cores by ultraviolet light crosslinking of oligonucleotides 32 P-labelled in vivo. Journal of molecular biology, 188(1) 23–37.
  • Vayda, M., Freeling, M. (1986). Insertion of the Mu1 transposable element into the first intron of maize Adh1 interferes with transcript elongation but does not disrupt chromatin structure. Plant molecular biology, 6(6) 441–454.
  • Chatterjee, P., Vayda, M., Flint, S. (1985). Interactions among the three adenovirus core proteins. Journal of virology, 55(2) 379–386.
  • Vayda, M., Leong, K., Flint, S. (1984). Transcription of adenovirus cores in vitro. Virology, 139(1) 152–163.
  • Vayda, M., Rogers, A.E., Flint, S. (1983). The structure of nucleoprotein cores released from adenovirions. Nucleic acids research, 11(2) 441–460.

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Copyright - Vayda, M.E., Gao, Z.H., Guo, M.G."Whey-protein based environmentally friendly wood adhesives and methods of producing and using the same," US Patent # CA2758339 A1, United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • “Environmentally Safe Products” (2010), Grant - USDA-NIFA
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal)
  • “Environmentally Safe Products” (2009), Grant - USDA-CSREES
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal)
  • “Research Support for the Jeffords Hall Plant Science Building at the University of Vermont” (2008), Grant - USDA-DOE
    Vayda, M.
  • “Environmentally Safe Products” (2008), Grant - USDA-CSREES
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal)
  • “Design of a Multistage Anaerobic Digester Facility at UVM for Environmental Sustainability, Renewable Energy Generation, and Waste Management” (2008), Grant - Vermont Agency of Agriculture
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Kolodinsky, J. (Co-Principal), Flomenhoft, G. (Co-Principal)
  • “Environmentally Safe Products” (2006), Grant - USDA-CSREES
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal), Drizo, A. (Co-Principal), Perkins, T. (Co-Principal), McFadden, T. (Co-Principal), Parker, B.L. (Co-Principal),
  • “Environmentally-Safe Products”. (2005), Grant - USDA-CSREES
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Parker, B.L. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal), Perkins, T. (Co-Principal), Drizo, A. (Co-Principal)
  • “Environmentally-Safe Products”. (2005), Grant - USDA-CSREES
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Parker, B.L. (Co-Principal), Guo, M.G. (Co-Principal), Perkins, T. (Co-Principal), Drizo, A. (Co-Principal)
  • “Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education” (2003), Grant - NSF-Education and Human Resources
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Brawley, S. (Co-Principal), Hunter, S. (Co-Principal), Cole, B. (Co-Principal), Norton, S. (Co-Principal)
  • “Susceptibility of North American potato cultivars to powdery scab and potato mop top virus: field and storage conditions”. (2003), Grant - USDA-ARS National Potato Council,
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Ganga, Z. (Co-Principal), Lambert, D. (Co-Principal)
  • “Development of Diagnostic Assays for Tuber Necrosis Diseases and Characterization of Potato Mop Top Virus (PMTV) Isolates in Maine.” (2003), Grant - Maine Potato Board,
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “A sensitive, accurate and rapid method for detection of food-borne pathogens” (2001), Grant - USDA-National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M.
  • “PMTV seed survey” (2002), Grant - USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Designing an Effective Labeling Program for Genetically Engineered Food.” (2001), Grant - USDA-National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal)
  • “Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education” (2000), Grant - NSF-Education and Human Resources
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Brawley, S. (Co-Principal), Hunter, S. (Co-Principal), Cole, B. (Co-Principal), Norton, S. (Co-Principal)
  • A rapid, inexpensive and reliable diagnostic for detection of potato pathogens. (2002), Grant - Maine Potato Board
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Potato Mop Top Virus” (2002), Grant - USDA-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Teleost Fish Myoglobin: Structure and Stability.” (1997), Grant - Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Hatch Grant
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Mechanisms of Selective Translation” (1998), Grant - USDA National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Mechanisms of Selective Translation” (1998), Grant - USDA National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Evolution of an Oxygen-binding Hemoprotein in an Unique Environment: Myoglobin in the Hemoglobinless Antarctic Icefish.” (2000), Grant - NSF Polar Programs
    Sidell, B.
  • “Bulk production methods of the protein FRIL” (2000), Grant - Phylogix LLC
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Jemison, J.
  • “Relation of Myoglobin Structure and Pro-oxidant Activities to Fish Meat Quality” Total Award $143,432 for period Jul 97 to Jun 01. Phylogix LLC, “Bulk production methods of the protein FRIL” (1997), Grant - USDA National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Cashon, R. (Co-Principal)
  • “Field Analysis of Pollen Spread from Genetically Engineered Corn” (2000), Grant - Maine Agricultural Center Grant
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Jemison, J.
  • “Evolution of an Oxygen-binding Hemoprotein in an Unique Environment: Myoglobin in the Hemoglobinless Antarctic Icefish.” (1996), Grant - NSF Polar Programs
    Sidell, B.D. (Principal)
  • "Molecular responses of potato to stress." (1994), Grant - Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Hatch Grant
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Development of an Inexpensive PCR Assay to Screen for Multiple Potato Viruses in a Single Reaction.” (1997), Grant - Maine Potato Board
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Adaptations to counter diffusional constraints in muscle of channichthyid icefishes" (1993), Grant - NSF Polar Programs
    Sidell, B.D. (Principal)
  • Adaptation and evolution of marine organisms: molecular biological approaches" (1993), Grant - NSF EPSCoR/State of Maine
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • "A factor regulating translation during environmental stress" (1991), Grant - USDA National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • "Mechanisms of selective translation during hypoxic stress." (1991), Grant - USDA National Research Initiative
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • "Assessment of myoglobin promoter activity by transient expression Assay" (1994), Grant - NSF EPSCoR/State of Maine Grant for Sabbatical Fellowship,
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • "Molecular Responses of Potato to Stress and Their Relationship to Soft Rot", (1989), Grant - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Hatch Grant
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • Isolation and Characterization of Suitable Promoters for Transgenic Potato Constructs. (1993), Contract - USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement
    Corsini, D., Aberdeen ID, ., Belknap, W.,
  • “Field Testing and Assessment of Genetically Engineered Potato” (1992), Contract - USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Field Test of Transgenic Potatoes for Resistance Against Bacterial Pathogens” (1991), Grant - Maine Potato Board
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Molecular Responses of Potato to Environmental Stresses” (1989), Grant - USDA Competitive Research Grants Office
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Russet Potato Genetic Improvement” (1990), Grant - USDA-Cooperative Research Service
    Vayda, M. (Co-Principal), Roxbury, R. (Co-Principal), Tavantzis, S. (Co-Principal), Lambert, D. (Co-Principal)
  • “Engineering Resistance in Potato to Bacterial Pathogens (1989), Contract - USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Engineering Resistance in Potato to Bacterial Pathogens” (1989), Contract - USDA-ARS Cooperative Agreement
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Containment Greenhouse Start-Up” (1990), Grant - U.M. Faculty Research Book and Equipment Fund
    Vayda, M.
  • “Russet Potato Genetic Improvement” (1989), Grant - USDA-Cooperative Research Service
    Roxbury, R. (Co-Principal), Tavantzis, S. (Co-Principal), Lambert, D. (Co-Principal)
  • U.M. Faculty Research Fund (1989), Sponsored Research - University of Maine
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Molecular Responses of Potato to Environmental Stresses” (1987), Grant - USDA Competitive Research Grants Office
    Vayda, M.
  • “Molecular Basis for Potato Soft Rot” (1987), Grant - Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Grant
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • NIH Basic Science Research Award (), Sponsored Research - National Institute of Health
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • “Molecular Responses of Potato To Wounding and Hypoxia” (1987), Grant - University of Maine
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • U.M. Start-Up Funds (1986), Sponsored Research - University of Maine
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • NIH National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Grant (1984), Grant - National Institute of Health
    Vayda, M. (Principal)
  • NIH NRSA Predoctoral Trainee Grants (1979), Grant - National Institute of Health
    Vayda, M.