Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC)

The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is the unit within the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences that plays an important role in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences. The CARC component helps Prairie View A&M University fulfill its land-grant mission of teaching, research and service.

Agricultural research in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center is divided into the following areas: Animal Systems, Plant Systems, Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environmental Systems and Social Systems and Allied Research.


745 Jessie and Mary Gibbs Jones Agricultural Research Building
620 E.E. O'Banion Street
P.O. Box 519; MS 2008
Prairie View, TX 77446
Tel: (936) 261-5000
Fax: (936) 261-9975
Email: alfares@pvamu.edu

Research Systems

Animal Systems

Gary Newton Reproductive Performance, Genetic Improvement Animal Genome
Louis Nuti Controlled reproduction in goats, Improved artificial insemination
William Foxworth Small and large ruminant reproductive physiology
Shaye Lewis Developmental biology and physiological genomics
Flavio Ribeiro Beef Cattle, Goats, Nutrition, Growth and Development

International Goat Research Center

Gary Newton Reproductive Performance, Genetic Improvement Animal Genome
Louis Nuti Controlled reproduction in goats, Improved artificial insemination
William Foxworth Small and large ruminant reproductive physiology
Shaye Lewis Developmental biology and physiological genomics

Plant Systems

Godson Osuji Increased global food and bioenergy production
Aruna Weerasooriya Plant Systematics and Medicinal Plants
Ming Gao Sweetpotato genomics
Peter Ampim Best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues

Food Systems

Eric Risch Rheological Modeling and Characterization of Goat Meat and Milk products
Rahmat Attaie Dairy Technology and chemistry, food flavors and preservation and product development
Adela Mora-Gutierrez Structure-functionality relationships in foods, food proteins, polysaccharides and lipid complexes

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems

Ali Fares Watershed management
Richard Griffin Accretion or loss of sediments in marsh soil systems
Ripendra Awal Watershed modeling; groundwater modeling, water related hazards, Agricultural water management
Ram Ray Spatial hydrology, remote sensing of hydrology, water resource management
Peter Ampim Best management practices for crops, water management in cropping systems and water quality issues
Annette James Climate and climate change effect on crop production

Social Systems and Allied Research

Yoonsung Jung Design of Experiments, Statistical Consulting, Data Analysis, Linear Models, Biostatistics
Alfred Parks Market opportunities for new and emerging enterprises, Market channels and Supply-chain logistics

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