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McCallum, Jason, Ph.D.

Phytochemist

Contact Information:

440 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4N6
Telephone: 902-367-3357
Fax: 902-367-7537
Email: jason.mccallum@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • analytical phytochemistry
  • flavonoid/stilbene profiling
  • carotenoid profiling
  • antioxidants
  • molecular genetics 2o metabolism
  • biochemical pathway regulation
  • Myb transcription factors
  • plant physiology
  • grapes, small fruit, berry crops
  • alternative crops

Current Projects:

  • Profiling flavonoid compounds from a variety of small fruits and alternative crops
  • Investigating molecular genetic factors influencing flavonoid profiles
  • Investigating regulation of biosynthetic pathways leading to 2o metabolites

Research publications

2019

  • https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxvii/meetingapp.cgi/Session/5691

2018

  • https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxvi/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/30386
  • https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ASPB/searchbyposterbucket.asp?pfp=PosterBucket

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2009

Other science related publications

2017

  • Cloutier S, Ghose K, Somalraju A, McCallum J, Fofana B (2017) Further evidence that mutations in UGT74S1 alter SDG lignan glucoside profiles in EMS flax mutant lines. Proc 25th Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 14-18 Jan, P232

2016

  • Bizimungu, B., B Fofana, D. Main, J. McCallum, L. Kawchuk, and H. Tai. (2016) Development and characterization of diploid potato lines with agronomic and processing traits. “Breeding”, 100th Annual Meeting of The Potato Association of America, July 31- August 4, 2016, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. (Presentation) http://potatoassociation.org/
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Somalraju, A., Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., and Rowland, G.G. (2016). "Developing EMS flax mutant lines with altered SDG lignan glucosides.", PAGXXIV 2016, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Somalraju, A., Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., and Rowland, G.G. (2016). "Developing EMS flax mutant lines with altered SDG lignan glucosides.", PAGXXIV, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • McCallum, J.L. and Mills, A.A.S. (2016). "Eastern hops germplasm development for the Maritimes.", 7th Annual Hop Conference, Colchester, VT, February 19, 2016.

2015

  • Diarra, M.S., Delaquis, P.J., Topp, E., McCallum, J.L., Ehret, D.L., Malouin, F., Gong, J., Brar, S.K., and Ross, K.A. (2015). Fruit Pomaces to Improve Immunity and Health of Organic Chickens. Project ID: AIP-CL02 – Organic Science Cluster II; Research Project Annual Report 2014-2015. AIP-CL02 – Organic Science Cluster II. (Report)
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "UGT74S1 is a single-copy gene and is unique In controlling Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) formation in flax.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-30, 2015. (Poster)
  • McCallum, J.L., Mills, A.A.S., Fofana, B., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Hops Germplasm Improvement.", 2015 AAFC Charlottetown Stakeholder Day, Harrington, PEI, Canada, July 14, 2015. (Poster)
  • Nabuurs, M.H., Boyetchko, S.M., McCallum, J.L., Mills, A.A.S., Zhou, T., and Kirby, C.W. (2015). "Application of Bioautography in the Discovery of Biopesticides from Natural Resources.", 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 13-17, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Stetson, C.R., Hurta, R.A.R., and McCallum, J.L. (2015). "Demonstrated Anti-cancer Effects and Chemical Profiling of Select Fruit Extracts.", UPEI HUB Seminar Series, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, May 5, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Stetson, C.R., McCallum, J.L., and Hurta, R.A.R. (2015). "Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago L.) extracts show anti-cancer effects in an in vitro androgen-sensitive LNCaP model of Prostate Cancer.", American Society for Cell Biology, (ASCB) Annual Meeting 2015, San Diego, CA, USA, December 12-16, 2015. (Poster)

2014

  • Fischer, M.B., Nabuurs, M.H., McCallum, J.L., and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Pyranoanthocyanin Behaviour in Solution.", MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 18-19, 2014. (Poster)
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., and Cloutier, S. (2014). "Flax SDG lignan glucosylation: from gene discovery to flax lines with altered SDG profiles.", Plant Biology 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 12-16, 2014. (Poster)
  • Kirby, C.W. and McCallum, J.L. (2014). "Temporal and tissue-specific accumulation of unusual pyranoanthocyanins during development of Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhinia L).", Plant Biology 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 12-16, 2014. (Poster)
  • Kirby, C.W., Nabuurs, M.H., and McCallum, J.L. (2014). "Anthocyanin and Pyranoanthocyanin biosynthesis in Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina L.).", 52nd Annual meeting of Phytochemical Society of North America, Naleigh, NC, USA, August 9-13, 2014.
  • Kirby, C.W., Nabuurs, M.H., and McCallum, J.L. (2014). "Anthocyanin and Pyranoanthocyanin biosynthesis in Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina L.).", 6th Maritime Natural Products Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 18-20, 2014.
  • Kirby, C.W., Wu, T.-Y., Nabuurs, M.H., Tsao, R., Tsao, R., and McCallum, J.L. (2014). "Anthocyanin and Pyranoanthocyanin Biosynthesis in Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina L.).", 53rd Annual meeting of Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA), Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, August 9-13, 2014, Presentation.
  • Kirby, C.W., Wu, T.-Y., Nabuurs, M.H., Tsao, R., Tsao, R., and McCallum, J.L. (2014). "Anthocyanin and Pyranoanthocyanin Biosynthesis in Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina L.).", Maritimes Natural Products Conference (MNPC) 2014, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 18-20, 2014, Presentation.
  • McCallum, J.L. and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Phytochemical profile of Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina L) during inflorescence development.", Plant Biology 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 12-16, 2014. (Poster)
  • Nabuurs, M.H., McCallum, J.L., and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Isolation of Novel Pyranoanthocyanins From North American Ginseng Berry Pulp.", MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 18-19, 2014. (Poster)
  • Nabuurs, M.H., McCallum, J.L., and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Isolation of Novel Pyranoanthocyanins From North American Ginseng Berry Pulp.", MOOT XXVII NMR Symposium, Montreal, QC, Canada, October 18-19, 2014. (Poster)
  • Nabuurs, M.H., McCallum, J.L., and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Novel Pyranoanthocyanins Isolated From North American Ginseng Berry Pulp.", 6th Maritime Natural Products Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 18-20, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Nabuurs, M.H., McCallum, J.L., and Kirby, C.W. (2014). "Novel Pyranoanthocyanins Isolated From North American Ginseng Berry Pulp.", 6th Maritime Natural Products Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 18-20, 2014.
  • Somalraju, A., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., and Fofana, B. (2014). "A potato without toxic compounds?/Une patate sans composés toxiques?", CLRC open House, Charlottetown, Canada, August 23, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Stetson, C.R., MacPhee, J., Patel, K., McCallum, J.L., Neto, C., and Hurta, R.A.R. (2014). "Vaccinium macrocarpon flavonol-enriched extract inhibits matrix metalloproteinase-2, matrix metalloproteinase-9 and urokinase-type plasminogen activator expression in human prostate cancer cells in vitro.", Maritimes Natural Products Conference (MNPC) 2014, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 18-20, 2014.
  • Stetson, C.R., McCallum, J.L., and Hurta, R.A.R. (2014). "Phytochemical profiling and anti-cancer analysis of select woody plants.", AAFC Charlottetown Open House, Harrington, PEI, Canada, August 23, 2014. (Poster)
  • Stetson, C.R., McCallum, J.L., and Hurta, R.A.R. (2014). "Phytochemical profiling and anti-cancer analysis of select woody plants.", UPEI Graduate Student Day, May 23, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Brown, D.C.W., McCallum, J.L., Siow, Y.L., Jordan, M.C., Netticadan, T., Kirby, C.W., and Ross, K.A. (2013). The Characterization and Proof of Efficacy of Bioactives from Fruits. Project ID: 1717; Research Project Final Report 2012-2013., AAFC Science and Technology Branch. (Report)
  • Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Stetson, C., and Fofana, B. (2013). "Reducing potato anti-nutritional factors.", Open House (Poster), Harington, PE, Canada, August 16, 2013. (Presentation)
  • Ghose, K., Selvaraj, K., McCallum, J.L., Datla, R.S.S., Cloutier, S., and Fofana, B. (2013). "Key Catalytic Amino Acids for a Flax Secoisolariciresinol Glycosyltransferase as determined by Molecular Modeling and Site-Directed Mutagenesis.", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.

2012

  • Brown, D.C.W., McCallum, J.L., Siow, Y.L., Jordan, M.C., Netticadan, T., Kirby, C.W., and Ross, K.A. (2012). The Characterization and Proof of Efficacy of Bioactives from Fruits. Project ID: 1717; Research Project Annual Report 2011-2012., AAFC Science and Technology Branch. (Report)

2011

  • Brown, D.C.W., Mazza, G., Ross, K.A., Jordan, M.A., McCallum, J.L., Netticadan, T., Siow, Y.L., Khanizadeh, S., Ames, N.P., and Lui, E.M.K. (2011). "Plant Bioactives Research in Canada.", Plant Bioactives Research in Canada. Canada-United Kingdom Gut and Health Workshop, AAFC-FRDC / AAC-CRDA, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, February 24-25, 2011.
  • Brown, D.C.W., Mazza, G., Ross, K.A., Jordan, M.A., McCallum, J.L., Netticadan, T., Siow, Y.L., Khanizadeh, S., Ames, N.P., and Lui, E.M.K. (2011). "Plant Bioactives Research in Canada.", Plant Bioactives Research in Canada. Canada-United Kingdom Gut and Health Workshop, AAFC-FRDC / AAC-CRDA, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada, February 24-25, 2011. (Poster)
  • Fofana, B., Main, D., Ghose, K., Grimmett, M.G., Kirby, C.W., McCallum, J.L., Peters, R.D., Drake, K.A., Locke, S.J, and Sweeney, M.E. (2011). "Improving the antioxidant capacity of field crops by increasing selenoprotein content.", 2011 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (with Plant Canada 2011), Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, pp. 61, #1145. (Presentation)
  • Ghose, K., Sanderson, K.R., Kirby, C.W., McCallum, J.L., and Fofana, B. (2011). "Genetic structure of Prince Edwards island wild rosehip ecotypes as revealed by single nucleotide polymorphism.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 82nd Annual Meeting (with Plant Canada 2011), Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, CSHS-9, pp. 283. (Poster)

2010

  • Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Kirby, C.W., Sanderson, K.R., and Fofana, B. (2010). "Genetic and matebolite diversity in Atlantic Canada wild roses and its implication in drug and cultivar development.", 2nd Maritime Natural Products Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, August 31-September 2, 2010.
  • Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Kirby, C.W., Sanderson, K.R., and Fofana, B. (2010). "Genetic and metabolite diversity in Atlantic Canada wild roses and its implications in drug and cultivar development.", Plant Biology 2010: Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2010, P09073. (Poster)
  • Johnson, J.B., Kulka, M., Wang, Y., Zidichouski, J., Saleh, T., Fofana, B., Kirby, C.W., McCallum, J.L., Sanderson, K.R., Berrue, F., Kerr, R., Mackinnon, S., Zhang, J., and Chapman, R.A. (2010). "Comparative evaluation of the immunomodulatory activities of selected Prince Edward Island rose hip varieties.", 10th Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, September 12-15, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Kirby, C.W., McCallum, J.L., and Fofana, B. (2009). "NMR Studies of the Fatty Acids Present in Flax Seed Development.", MOOT XXII NMR Minisymposium, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, October 17-18, 2009, 16. (Poster)
  • McCallum, J.L. and Tsao, R. (2009). "Chemistry of flavonoids.", in de la Rosa, L.A., Alvarez-Parrilla, E., and Gonzalez-Aguilar, G.A. (eds.) - Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, nutritional value, stability, Wiley - Blackwell, Chapter 5, pp. 131-154.
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