Zhang Lab

We are in the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our research interests focus on the biological actions and mechanisms of bioactive lipids and curcumin on disease prevention.

Lab News:
  • May 2016: We received Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant (FRG/HEG) from UMass.
  • May 2016: Congratulations to Kathy and Elvira for their publication in JAFC.
  • April 2016: Congratulations to Julia and Zheyuan for passing the MS defense.
  • March 2016: Elvira has won the first place in the ACS Undergraduate Student Research Award Symposium, congratulations!
  • Jan 2016: The paper of Yoshiki and Weicang on curcumin degradation is featured as the cover of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, congratulations to Yoshiki and Weicang.  
  • Dec 2015: Guodong is invited to give a talk in The 16th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference.
  • Nov 2015: Congratulations to Yoshiki and Weicang for their new paper in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, which is also under a provisional patent application by UMass-Amherst. See NMFR.
  • Nov 2015: Elvira has won the Rising Researcher Award of UMass, this is among most prestigious awards for UMass undergraduate students. see University Press.
  • Nov 2015: We have got $500,000 grant support from USDA to investigate the molecular mechanisms of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Nov 2015: Elvira has won a travel award and is a finalist of 2016 AGFD Undergraduate Student Research Award Symposium, she will present her recent research at the 2016 ACS National Meeting.
  • Nov 2015: Congratulations to Weicang and Zheyuan for their publication in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. See JNB.
  • August 2015: Congratulations to Weicang and Elvira for their publication in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. See MNFR.
  • July 2015: Elvira has won the 2nd place of the IFT Undergraduate Research Competition, Congratulations!
  • April 2015: Elvira has won a travel award and is a finalist for IFT Undergraduate Research Competition, she will present her research of curcumin on lymphangiogenesis in IFT meeting in Chicago, Congratulations!
  • Feb 2015: Our review paper is the Most Downloaded Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators articles. See POLM.
  • July 2014: Our review paper of omega-3 lipid mediators was accepted for publication in Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat., Congratulations to Weicang, Julia and Fei.
  • June 2014: Our COX-2/sEH paper was accepted for publication in PNAS (see Full Text, Press Release)
  • April 2014: Guodong is a finalist for ACS/AGFD Young Scientist Award, the competition will be at the 2014 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. 
  • March 2014: Guodong and Hang win the Armstrong Fund for Science Award of UMass (see University Press Release).
  • March 2014: Guodong receives Outstanding Poster Award in Diabetes-Cancer Section of the 15th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference.
  • Jan 2014: Guodong is invited to give a talk in FASEB Science Research Conference "Phospholipid Cell Signaling and Metabolism in Inflammation and Cancer".
  • Nov, 2013: Our review paper of bioactive lipids is published in Progress in Lipid Research.                                                
  • Nov, 2013: Guodong is invited to give a talk in session of "Eicosanoids and Cancer" in The 15th International Winter Eicosanoid Conference.