2019 Presentation Title – Promoting Colon Health by Berries: the Case Studies of Strawberry and Cranberry
Dr. Hang Xiao obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and had a post-doctoral training at the Rutgers University. Currently, Dr. Xiao is an Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts. His long-term research goal is to develop food-based strategies for the prevention of major chronic diseases in humans such as colitis and colon cancer. Currently, Dr. Xiao is working on identifying potential disease preventive food components, and elucidating their molecular mechanisms.
Dr. Xiao has published more than 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and his research has been supported by funds from NIH, USDA, NASA, and NAS. Dr. Xiao has received multiple research awards such as Fellow of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of American Chemical Society (ACS), Mary Swartz Rose Young Investigator Award from American Society for Nutrition (ASN), and Samuel Cate Prescott Research Award from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and International life Science Institute (ILSI) North America Future Leader Award. Dr. Xiao serves as the Associate Editor of Food & Function, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, and Journal of Food Science.