Lowell P. Bush

Lowell Bush

Professional Profile

Areas of Interest:  Alkaloid metabolism in tobacco and in tall fescue infected by endophytic fungi. Demethylation of nicotine to nornicotine and subsequent tobacco specific N-nitrosamine formation, especially N-nitrosonornicotine during curing. Pyrrolizidine and ergot-like alkaloids from tall fescue and animal toxicosis.


  • Post-doctoral University of Minnesota 1964-1966
  • Faculty member of Dept of Agronomy, University of Kentucky 1966 to present
  • Fulbright Scholar to Ireland 1987



  • BA Macalester College, 1961
  • MS Iowa State University, 1963
  • PhD Iowa State University, 1964