Graduate Teaching Assistant

March 2010 - July 2010

China Agricultural University − Teaching assistant for Animal Experiment Lab. − Presented lectures as the instructor; drafted lecture handouts; prepared laboratory supplies; graded students’ lab reports and homework.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICES − American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) - Member

2017 - present 2016 - present 2016 - present

− AOAC Official Method Expert Review Panel (OMA ERP) on Lutein - Reviewer − AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Dietary Supplements (SPDS) - Member

− AOAC Stakeholder Panel on Strategic Food Analytical Methods (SPSFAM) - Member 2016 - present − AOAC Official Method Working Groups (Free Amino Acids, Vitamin K, Ginger, 2016 - present Proanthocyanidins in Cranberries, Ginseng, SAMe) - Member − Phi Tau Sigma (the Honor Society for Food Science) - Lifetime Member 2015 - present − Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - Member 2014 - present − International Carotenoid Society (ICS) - Member 2013 - present − American Society for Nutrition (ASN) - Member 2012 - present − Carotenoid and Retinoid Interactive Group (CARIG) - Member 2012 - present HONORS & AWARDS − Iowa State University Graduate College Research Excellence Award − IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Iowa Section Food Industry Scholarship − 14th Annual Norman Borlaug Lecture Poster Competition - 1 st Place Award − Iowa State University Nutritional Sciences David R. Griffith Research Excellence Award 2016 2016 2015 2015

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Stanley Herren Graduate Fellowship Krishna I. and Savitri K. Kamath Scholarship

2013 - 2015

2014 2013 2012 2008 2007 2005

− Midwest Aronia Association Recipe Contest - 3 rd Place Award (Captain)

− Verba S. and Verner H. Nielsen Endowed Scholarship

Mars (China) Graduate Scholarship

− School of Biological Sciences Dean Scholarship Outstanding Social Contribution Scholarship −


Hands-on experience in separation and analysis of bioactive components in dietary supplement, food, and biological matrices; conducting cell culture, animal experiment and human clinical trials; statistical analysis; grant/manuscript writing and review. − Extensive experience of various instruments including but not limited to HPLC with DAD, MS/MS, FLD, ECD, and ELSD detector; GC-MS; Spectrofluorophotometer; UV-Vis Spectrophotometers; Brix refractometer; food penetrometer; Hunter colorimeter; western blotting. − Proficient in computer software including Agilent ChemStation, Waters Empower, Genesis R&D, Food Processor, SAS, Statistix, Lotus Notes, Endnote, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere; understand the basics of HACCP, SAP system, SPSS, and Solidworks.


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