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Ph. D, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor

Education background

B.Eng. (Biological Engineering), July 2005, Qingdao University of Science & Technology, Qingdao, P. R. China.

Ph.D. (Medicinal Chemistry), July2010, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, P. R. China.

Post-doctor, (food science), Sep. 2010Apr. 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Research assistant professor (food science),May, 2013Dec. 2013, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Research interest

1. Molecular mechanism of health-promotion forfood functional components (especially in fruits and vegetables).

2. Novel techniques for rapid detection of food functional components and their healthbiomarkersinvivo.

3. Food design based on personalized nutritional needs andquality control during food processing.

Selected publications(last 3 years)

  1. Abhisek Karn, Chengying Zhao, Feilong Yang, Jiefen Cui, Zili Gao, Minqi Wang, Fengzhong Wang,Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. In-vivo biotransformation of citrus functional components and their effectson health. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2020, DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1746234.
  2. Chengying Zhao, Feng Wang, Yunhe Lian, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Biosynthesis of citrus flavonoids and their health effects. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2020, 60, 566–583.
  3. Wenbo Ren, Shaojie Zhao, Yunhe Lian, Ying Yang, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Wei Gao, Jinkai Zheng*. Effects of calcium ions and organic acids on citrus oil emulsions stabilized with citrus pectin. Food Hydrocolloids, 2020, 100, 105413.
  4. JiefenCui, ChengyingZhao, ShaojieZhao, GuifangTian, FengWang, ChunhongLi,FengzhongWang, JinkaiZheng*. Alkali + cellulaseextracted citrus pectins exhibit compact conformation and goodfermentation properties. Food Hydrocolloids, 2020, 108, 106079.
  5. Jiefen Cui, Wenbo Ren, Chengying Zhao, Wei Gao, Guifang Tian, Yuming Bao, Yunhe Lian, Jinkai Zheng*. The structure-property relationships of acid- and alkali-extracted grapefruit peel pectins. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2020, 229, 115524.
  6. Shaojie Zhao, Wenbo Ren, Wei Gao, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Jiefen Cui, Yunhe Lian, Jinkai Zheng*. Effect of mesoscopic structure of citrus pectin on its emulsifying properties: Compactness is more important than size.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020, 570, 80–88.
  7. Shuaishuai Zhou, Chang Lu, Yuzhi Li, Li Xue, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Yuming Bao, Longhai Tang, Jianhan Lin, Jinkai Zheng*. Gold nanobones enhanced ultrasensitive SERS aptasensor for detecting Escherichia coli O157:H7. ACS Sensors, 2020, 5, 588–596.
  8. Yuzhi Li, Chang Lu, Shuaishuai Zhou, Marie-Laure Fauconnier, Fei Gao, Bei Fan,Jianhan Lin, Fengzhong Wang, Jinkai Zheng*. Sensitive and simultaneous detection of different pathogens by surfaceenhanced Raman scattering based on aptamer and Raman reporter comediated gold tags. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2020, 317, 128182.
  9. Yingying Zhang, Wanjun Gao, Chuanjian Cui, Zhengzhu Zhang, Lili He, Jinkai Zheng, Ruyan Hou. Development of a method to evaluate the tenderness of fresh tea leaves based on rapid, in-situ Raman spectroscopy scanning for carotenoids. Food Chemistry, 2020, 308, 125648.
  10. Mingyue Song, Yaqi Lan, Xian Wu, Yanhui Han, Minqi Wang, Jinkai Zheng, Zhengze Li, Fang Li, Jiazhi Zhou, Jie Xiao, Yong Cao, Hang Xiao. The chemopreventive effect of 5-demethylnobiletin, a unique citrus flavonoid, on colitis-driven colorectal carcinogenesis in mice is associated with its colonic metabolites.Food & Function, 2020, accepted.
  11. Jiefen Cui, Yunhe Lian, Chengying Zhao, Hengjun Du, Yanhui Han, Wei Gao, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Dietary fibers from fruits and vegetables and their health benefits via modulation of gut microbiota. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 2019, 18, 1514–1532.
  12. Huijuan Zhang, Jiefen Cui, Guifang Tian, Christina DiMarco-Crook, Wei Gao, Chengying Zhao, Genyuan Li, Yunhe Lian, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Efficiency of four different dietary preparation methods in extracting functional compounds from dried tangerine peel. Food Chemistry,2019, 289, 340–350.
  13. Huijuan Zhang, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Yanhui Han, Christina DiMarco-Crook, Chang Lu, Yuming Bao, Chengxiu Li, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Characterization of polymethoxyflavone demethylation during drying processes of citrus peels. Food & Function, 2019, 10, 5707–5717.
  14. Guifang Tian, Wenbo Ren, David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Microencapsulation of Polymethoxyflavones in Citrus Oil Emulsion-based Delivery Systems. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2020, DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzz038.P17-004-19.
  15. Yue Sun, Yanhui Han, Mingyue Song, Noppawat Charoensinphon, Jinkai Zheng, Peiju Qiu, Xian Wu, Hang Xiao. Inhibitory effects of nobiletin and its major metabolites on lung tumorigenesis. Food & Function, 2019, 10, 7444–7452.
  16. Shaojie Zhao, Wei Gao, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Christina DiMarco-Crook, Bei Fan, Chunhong Li, Hang Xiao, Yunhe Lian, Jinkai Zheng*. Citrus oil emulsions stabilized by citrus pectin: The influence mechanism of citrus variety and acid treatment. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2018, 66, 12978–12988.
  17. Shaojie Zhao, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Chengxiu Li, Yuming Bao, Christina DiMarco-Crook, Zhonghai Tang, Chunhong Li, David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. The stability of three different citrus oil-in-water emulsions fabricated by spontaneous emulsification. Food Chemistry, 2018, 269, 577–587.
  18. Ye Zhang, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Chang Lu, Yuzhi Li, Lili He, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Simultaneous characterization of chemical structures and bioactivities of citrus-derived components using SERS barcodes. Food Chemistry, 2018, 240, 743–750.
  19. Shaojie Zhao, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Chang Lu, Yuming Bao, Xingxun Liu, Jinkai Zheng*. Emulsifying stability properties of octenyl succinic anhydride modified waxy starches with different molecular structures.Food Hydrocolloids, 2018, 85, 248–256.
  20. Ying Yang, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Chang Lu, Chengxiu Li, Yuming Bao, Zhonghai Tang, David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Characterization of physical properties and electronic sensory analyses of citrus oil-based nanoemulsions. Food Research International, 2018, 109, 149–158.
  21. Yanan Li, Xubo Liu, Zhen Zhang, Shaojie Zhao, Guifang Tian, Jinkai Zheng, Dong Wang, Shaowei Shi, Thomas P. Russel. Adaptive structured pickering emulsions and porous materials based on cellulose nanocrystal surfactants. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 1 3560–13564.
  22. Xian Wu, Mingyue Song, Peiju Qiu, Fang Li, Minqi Wang, Jinkai Zheng, Qi Wang, Fei Xu, Hang Xiao. A metabolite of nobiletin, 4-demethylnobiletin and atorvastatin synergistically inhibits human colon cancer cell growth by inducing G0/G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Food & Function, 2018, 9, 87–95.
  23. Ye Zhang, Shaojie Zhao, Lili He, Jinkai Zheng*. Surfaceenhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) combined techniques for high-performance. Trends in Analytical Chemistry,2017, 90, 1–13.
  24. Ying Yang, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Chang Lu, Shaojie Zhao, Yuming Bao, David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Effects of preheating and storage temperature on aroma profile and physical properties of citrus-oil emulsions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,2017, 65, 7781–7789.
  25. Ying Yang, Chengying Zhao, Jingjing Chen, Guifang Tian, David Julian McClements, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Encapsulation of polymethoxyflavones in citrus oil emulsion-based delivery systems. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2017, 65, 1732–1739.
  26. Ying Yang, Xiaohe Wang, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Hua Zhang, Hang Xiao, Lili He, Jinkai Zheng*. Chemical mapping of essential oils, flavonoids and carotenoids in citrus peels by Raman microscopy. Journal of Food Science, 2017, 82, 2840–2846.
  27. Mingyue Xu, Guifang Tian, Chengying Zhao, Aftab Ahmad, Huijuan Zhang, Jinfeng Bi, Hang Xiao, Jinkai Zheng*. Infrared drying as a quick preparation method for dried tangerine peel. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2017, 2017(4), 1–11.
  28. Jinkai Zheng, Chengying Zhao, Guifang Tian, Lili He. Rapid screening of Ricin toxin on letter papers using SERS. Talanta, 2017, 162, 552–557.
  29. Xian Wu, Mingyue Song, Zili Gao, Yue Sun, Minqi Wang, Fang Li, Jinkai Zheng, Hang Xiao. Nobiletin and its colonic metabolites suppress colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis by downregulating iNOS, inducing anti-oxidative enzymes and arresting cell cycle progression. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2017, 42, 17–25.
  30. Xian Wu, Mingyue Song, Peiju Qiu, Zili Gao, Xiaokun Cai, Minqi Wang, Fei Xu, Jinkai Zheng, Hang Xiao, Synergistic chemopreventive effects of nobiletin and atorvastatin on colon carcinogenesis. Carcinogenesis, 2017, 38, 455–464.


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