Darrell Sparks

Darrell Sparks

Associate Dean, CALS
Associate Professor

Biochemical Engineering

Courses Taught:
  • BCH 4613/6613 - General Biochemistry


  • Wilson, A. E., D. L. Sparks, K. Knott, S. T. Willard, A. E. Brown Johnson, T. Connor, Z. Zhang. 2019. Field air analysis of volatile compounds from free-ranging giant pandas. Ursus 29(2):75-81.  Download
  • Williams, C. L., K. Dill-McFarland, D. L. Sparks, A. J. Kouba, S. T. Willard, G. Suen, A. E. Brown. 2018. Dietary changes during weaning shape the gut microbiota of red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). Conservation Physiology 6(1).  Download
  • Wilson, A. E., D. L. Sparks, K. Knott, S. T. Willard, A. E. Brown Johnson. 2018. Implementing solid phase microextraction (SPME) as a tool to detect volatile compounds produced by giant pandas in the environment. PLOS ONE 13(12).  Download
  • Wilson, A. E., D. L. Sparks, K. Knott, S. T. Willard, A. J. Kouba, A. E. Brown Johnson. 2018. Behavioral, semiochemical and androgen responses by male giant pandas to the olfactory sexual receptivity cues of females. Theriogenology 114:330-337.  Download
  • Reid, C. X., D. L. Sparks, W. P. Williams, A. E. Brown. 2016. Single corn kernel aflatoxin B1 extraction and analysis method. Natural Resources 7:405-410. Download
  • Williams, C. L., K. A. Dill-McFarland, M. W. Vandewege, D. L. Sparks, S. T. Willard, A. J. Kouba, G. Suen, A. E. Brown. 2016. Dietary shifts may trigger dysbiosis and mucous stools in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Frontiers in Microbiology 7:661. Download
  • Mondala, A., R. Hernandez, W.H. Holmes, T. French, L. McFarland, D.L. Sparks, M.T. Haque. 2013. Enhanced microbial oil production by activated sludge microorganisms via co-fermentation of glucose and xylose. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Download
  • Womack, E., A.E. Brown, D.L. Sparks. 2013. A recent review of non-biological remediation of alfatoxin-contaminated crops. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Download
  • Brown, A.E., D.L. Sparks, and D.K. Brocato. 2012. Studio bioanalytical: Using a unique interdisciplinary combination of topic choice, lecturing, field experience, and laboratory skills preparation. American Educational Research Association Online Paper Repository 4:1-21.
  • Frahm, A., S.H. Ward, A. Brown-Johnson, D.L. Sparks, J.M. Martin, B.J. Rude, R. Meiring. 2012. Case Study: Comparison of fatty acid content in homogenized and nonhomogenized milk from Holstein and Jersey cows. The Professional Animal Scientist 28:689-693. Download
  • Johnston, I., R. Singleterry, C. Reid, D.L. Sparks, A.E. Brown, B.S. Baldwin, S.H. Ward, W.P. Williams. 2012. The fate of aflatoxin in corn fermentation. Natural Resources Journal 3:126-136. Download
  • Williams, C., S.T. Willard, A. Kouba, D.L. Sparks, W.E. Holmes, J.F. Falcone, C.H. Williams, A.E. Brown. 2012. Dietary Shifts Affect the Gastronintestinal Microflora of the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. Download
  • McDaniel, A.S., W.E. Holmes, W.P. Williams, K.L. Armbrust, D.L. Sparks, A.E. Brown. 2011. Effect of matrix clean-up for aflatoxin analysis in corn and dried distillers grains. Natural Resources Journal 2(4):250-257. Download
  • Sparks, D.L., L.A. Estevez, R. Hernandez, J. McEwen, T. French. 2010. Solubility of small-chain carboxylic acids in supercritical carbon dioxide. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data 55(11):4922-4927. Download