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Miller, S. Shea, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1760
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: shea.miller@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • plant biochemistry
  • cereal grains
  • crop quality
  • plant and seed microstructure
  • microchemical basis of crop quality
  • microscopy
  • histochemistry
  • cereal component mapping
  • soybean seed coat development
  • non-starchy polysaccharides
  • corn silk resistance
  • fusarium

Current Projects:

  • Develop and release improved (yield, quality, adaptability, and/or disease resistance) cultivars and breeding lines of soybeans
  • Develop technologies and enhanced ability to quantify quality attributes of soybeans and soy products and determine how various soybean traits affect the yield and quality of soy products
  • Develop technologies and enhanced ability to quantify quality attributes of spring cereals (wheat/oats/barley) and determine how various quality traits affect the yield and quality of cereal products

Affiliations:

  • Secretary, Quality and Marketing Subcommittee, Eastern Expert Committee on Cereals and Oilseeds

Research publications

2016

2015

2014

  • Izydorczyk, M.S., Miller, S.S., Beattie, A.D. (2014). Milling food Barley: Production of functional fractions enriched with β-Glucans and other dietary fiber components, 59(6), 277-285. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/CFW-59-6-0277

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Hadinezhad, M., Watson, E.M., Tosh, S.M., Brummer, Y. and Miller, S.S. 2016. Carbohydrate fractionation and profiles in the rachis of wheat varieties susceptible and resistant to Fusarium graminearum. Poster presented at 8th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Nov.20-22, 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • Miller, S.S., Hadinezhad, M., Chabot, D. and Watson, E.M. (2016) Response to infection by Fusarium graminearum in the rachis of a resistant and a susceptible barley cultivar. Poster presented at 8th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Nov.20-22, 2016, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

2015

  • Miller, S.S., Kaka, A., Wight, C.P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "Phenotypic diversity in Avena species.", Oats 2020, (http://www.oats2020.org/posters.html).
  • Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., DeLorme, T., and Watson, E.M. (2015). "Phytochemical response to Fusarium in Chinese Spring wheat and a line containing a chromosome fragment from Thinopyrum.", American Association of Cereal Chemists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster)
  • Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Kaka, A., Wight, C.P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "Phenotypic variation in Avena species.", American Association of Cereal Chemists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, October 18-21, 2015. (Poster)
  • Wang, Q., Liu, H., Gong, J., Chabot, D., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Cui, S.W., and Zhong, F. (2015). "A novel encapsulation method to protect probiotic bacteria during spray drying", 23th International Conference on Bioencapsulation, Delft, The Netherlands, September 2-4, 2015. (Poster)
  • Wight, C.P., Lazo, G.R., Howarth, C.J., Jannink, J.-L., Miller, S.S., Pacheco, M.T., Zhang, Z., Zwer, P., and Tinker, N.A. (2015). "The Oat Newsletter: satisfying your hunger for information.", Oats 2020.

2014

  • Lu, D., Crowley, J.J., Li, C., Coros, M., DePauw, M., Plastow, G., Moore, S.S., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., and Stothard, P. (2014). "Genomic Inbreeding Coefficients in a Sample of Canadian Beef Cattle Breeds.", 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Vancouver, Canada, August 17-22, 2014, Paper 750.
  • Wight, C.P., McMullen, M.P., Gusmini, G., Lazo, G.R., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Jannink, J.-L., Sorrells, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2014). "The Oat Newsletter: where we’ve been and where we’re going.", American Oat Workers Conference 2014, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 13-16, 2014, Full presentation published at: http://aowc.ca/AOWC2014_presentations.html.

2012

  • Gardner, K.M., Wight, C.P., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Yan, W., Ames, N.P., Rossnagel, B.G., Herrmann, M., Molnar, S.J., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fetch Jr., T.G., Chong, J., Martin, R.A., Tekauz, A., Haber, S.M., Savard, M.E., and Tinker, N.A. (2012). "Prospects of whole genome selection in oat using high throughput genetic markers.", 9th International Oat Conference: Harvest for Food and Health, Beijing, China, June 20-23, 2012. (Poster)
  • Miller, S.S., Voldeng, H.D., and Watson, E.M. (2012). "Iron and protein in experimental wheat lines carrying the Gpc-b1 gene from wild emmer wheat.", 2012 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), The Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, FL, USA, September 30-October 3, 2012, Published in Supplement Cereal Food World, 57(4) A26. (Presentation)

2011

  • Fedak, G., Cao, W., Chi, D., Somers, D.J., Miller, S.S., Ouellet, T., Xue, A.G., Gilbert, J., Savard, M.E., and Voldeng, H.D. (2011). "New sources of resistance to fusarium head blight and their modes of action.", 2011 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, Hyatt Regency Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA, December 4-6, 2011, pp. 19.
  • Wood, D.F. and Miller, S.S. (2011). "Correlative microscopy of agricultural products.", EMBRAPA Instrumentação Agropecuária, São Carlos, SP, Brazil, July 28, 2011.
  • Wood, D.F. and Miller, S.S. (2011). "Correlative microscopy.", 2011 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC): Rice Division Lunch, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA, USA, October 15-19, 2011.

2010

  • Miller, S.S. and Ouellet, T. (2010 Internal). Characterization of the mechanisms of defence expressed in the rachis of novel sources of resistance to FHB. Interim report to Ontario Wheat Producer's Marketing Board., AAFC Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, ON. (Report)
  • Miller, S.S., Pietrzak, L.N., Poysa, V., Gleddie, S.C., and Watson, E.M. (2010). "Microscopic and spectral analysis of soybeans with differing protein subunit composition.", 2010 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA, USA, October 24-27, 2010, published in Cereal Foods World 55: A60. (Presentation)
  • Tosh, S.M., Miller, S.S., Duss, R., and Wood, P.J. (2010). "Physical properties and microstructure of oat bran cereals processed to achieve a range of beta-glucan molecular weights.", 2010 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Savannah Convention Center, Savannah, GA, USA, October 24-27, 2010, published in Cereal Foods World 55: A31. (Presentation)

2009

  • Berthiaume, R., Faucitano, L., Mandell, I.B., Miller, S.S., Miller, S.S., and Lafrenière, C. (2009). "Impact of castration and weaning age on yearling carcass and meat quality.", Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), 92(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 393. (Abstract)
  • Cao, W., Fedak, G., Somers, D.J., Voldeng, H.D., Xue, A.G., Savard, M.E., and Miller, S.S. (2009). "Application of MAS for development of white seeded wheat resistant to Fusarium head blight.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009, pp. 59.
  • Gulden, S.M., Watson, E.M., Frégeau-Reid, J.A., Miller, S.S., Fedak, G., Ouellet, T. (2009). "Characterization of a novel resistance to Fusarium graminearum identified in the grass Thinopyrum elongatum.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009. (Poster)
  • Gulden, S.M., Watson, E.M., Miller, S.S., and Ouellet, T. (2009). "Thinopyrum elongatum as a novel source of FHB resistance.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009, pp. 89. (Poster)
  • Miller, S.S. and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009). "Microstructure and nutrient distribution in oats: Influence on quality.", SPIE Scanning Microscopy 2009, Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA, USA, May 4-7, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Miller, S.S. and Frégeau-Reid, J.A. (2009). "Microstructure and nutrient distribution in oats: influence on quality.", Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7378(Article No. 73781K).
  • Miller, S.S. and Ouellet, T. (2009 Internal). Characterization of the mechanisms of defence expressed in the rachis of novel sources of resistance to FHB. Interim report to Ontario Wheat Producer's Marketing Board., AAFC Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre, Ottawa, ON. (Report)
  • Miller, S.S. and Pietrzak, L.N. (2009). "Microchemical study of oat kernels using synchrotron FTIR microspectroscopy.", Canadian Light Source Annual User’s Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 17-18, 2009. (Poster)
  • Miller, S.S. and Rossnagel, B.G. (2009). "Resin embedding of whole groats for rapid evaluation of ß-glucan distribution in oats.", 2009 International Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC), Baltimore, MD, USA, September 13-16, 2009.
  • Miller, S.S., Watson, E.M., and Lazebnik, J. (2009). "Differences in rachis characteristics of Chinese Spring wheat, and CS-7EL, an addition line derived from Chinese Spring tht is resistant to Fusarium graminearum.", 6th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Marriott Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2009, pp. 101.
  • Pietrzak, L.N. and Miller, S.S. (2009). "Application of microspectroscopy techniques to cereal chemistry.", Focus on Microscopy 2009, Krakow, Poland, April 5-8, 2009.
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