My historic research focus has been towards the influence of oxidation during food processing on sensory and nutritional properties of food. Recently, I have been particularly interested in antioxidant compounds in rice bran such as the tocols, gamma oryzanol and rice wax. I have pioneered innovative approaches to their recovery, such as the use of supercritical fluids and preparative scale HPLC, and their utilization as functional food ingredients.
Godber, J.S. 2008. Rice Oil. In. Gourmet and Health-Promoting Oils. (Ed. A. Kamal-Eldin and R. Moreau ) AOCS Press. Champaign, IL (to be published in 2009)
Heinemann,R.J.B., Xu, Z., Godber, J.S., and Lanfer-Marquez, U.M. 2007. Comparative study on tocopherols, tocotrienols and gamma-oryzanol contents in rice (Oryza sativa L.) from different subspecies from Brazil. Cereal Chemistry.
Oufnac, D. S., Z. Xu, T. Sun, C. M. Sabliov, W. Prinyawiwatkul, and J. S. Godber. 2007. Extraction of Antioxidants from Wheat Bran Using Conventional Solvent and Microwave-Assisted Methods. Cereal Chemistry. 84(2):125-129.
Sun, T., Xu, Z., Godber, J.S., and Prinyawiwatkul, W. 2006. Capabilities of oat extracts in inhibiting cholesterol and long chain fatty acid oxidation during heating. Cereal Chemistry. 83:451-454.
Xu, Z., Zhang T., Prinyawiwatkul, W. and Godber, J.S. 2005. Capabilities of different cooking oils in prevention of cholesterol oxidation during heating. J.AOCS. 82:243-248.
Godber J.S. and Juliano, B. 2004. Rice Lipids. In. Rice Chemistry and Technology, 3rd edition. pp. 163-190. (Ed. E. Champagne). AACC Press. Minneapolis, MN.
Godber, J.S. 2004. Oil from rice and maize. In. Encylcopedia of Grain Science. pp.375-380. Elsevier Science Limited. Oxford, England.
FDSC 2000 - Fundementals of Food Science
FDSC 7000 - Perspectives in Nutrition
Chairman of the Departmental Scholarship Committee
Member of the College of Agriculture Scholarship Committee
SERVICE IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Gulf Coast Section of the Institute of Food Technologists
Member of the Institute of Food Technologists
Member of the American Oil Chemists Society