16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
Xingen Lei, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Xingen Lei, BS, MS, PhD, Prof.

Affiliation and position:

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, Professor of Molecular Nutrition

Research interests:

  1. Selenium and Selenoproteins
  2. Antioxidant Enzymes on Diabetes, Obesity, and Fatty Liver
  3. Biofortification of Staples with Iron and Zinc
  4. Protein Engineering of Hydrolytic Enzymes
  5. Nutritional and Health Values of Defatted Microalgae

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Lei, X. G., J.-H. Zhu, Y. P. Bao, W.-H. Cheng, Y.-S Ho, A. R. Reddi, A. Holmgren, and E. Arnér. 2016. Paradoxical functions of antioxidant enzymes: basic mechanisms and health implications. Physiol. Rev. 96:307-364.
  2. Zhao, H, K. Li, J.-Y.Tang, J. C. Zhou, K.N.Wang, X. J. Xia, and X. G. Lei. 2015. Expression of selenoprotein genes is affected by obesity of pigs fed a high-fat diet. J. Nutr. 145:1394-1401.
  3. Huang, J.-Q., Y.-Y. Jiang, C. Xiao, F.-Z. Ren, and X. G. Lei. 2015. Selenoproteins protect against avian nutritional muscular dystrophy by metabolizing peroxides and regulating redox/apoptotic signaling. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 83:129-138.
  4. Wang, X. H., J. W. Yun, and X. G. Lei. 2014. Novel regulation and signaling of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in islets by Se-glutathione peroxidase-1 mimic ebselen. Antioxid. Redox. Signal. 20:191-203.
  5. Zeng, M., X. Li, Y. Liu, H. Zhao, J.-C. Zhou, K. Li, J.-Q. Huang, L.-H. Sun, J.-Y. Tang, X.-J. Xia, K.-N. Wang, and X. G. Lei. 2012. A high-selenium diet induced insulin resistance in gestating rats and their offspring. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 52:1335-1342.

Journal referee:

  1. Journal of Nutrition (Associated Editor)
  2. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences (Editorial Committee)
  3. Acta Nutrimenta Sinica (Editorial Board)
  4. Journal of Animal Nutrition (Editorial Board)
  5. Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology (Editorial Board)

Scientific societies:

  1. American Society for Nutrition
  2. American Society of Animal Science
  3. Society for Free Radical Biology & Medicine

Personal web-page (Institutional/ResearchGate/LinkedIn):

http://ansci.cals.cornell.edu/people/xin-gen-lei