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Qing Jiang

Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

Director of Nutrition Science Graduate Program and Interdepartmental Nutrition Gradaute Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Different forms of vitamin E regarding their novel functions, metabolism and the roles in disease prevention and therapy
  • Discovery of vitamin E metabolites, long-chain carboxychromanols, with respect to their antiinflammatory effects via inhibition of cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase catalyzed reactions
  • Using cancer models to study cancer-preventive effects of vitamin E forms and long-chain carboxychromanols

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Nutrition Science Research Area(s)

  • Metabolism and Obesity
  • Carcinogenesis and Cancer Prevention


  • Postdoc, 2001, University of California Berkeley
  • PhD, 1997, Washington State University

Current Courses

  • NUTR438 - Micronutrient metabolism and human diseases
  • NUTR607 - Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology III
  • NUTR634 - Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
  • NUTR694 - Introductory Graduate Presentation Skills in Nutrition Science

Selected Publications

  • Qing Jiang (2022) Metabolism of natural forms of vitamin E and biological actions of vitamin E metabolites. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 179:375-387. PMID: 34785321 PMCID: PMC9018116
  • Nayoung Park, Suji Im and Qing Jiang (2022) Different forms of vitamin E and metabolite 13’-carboxychromanols inhibit cyclooxygenase-1 and its catalyzed thromboxane in platelets, and tocotrienols and 13’-carboxychromanols are competitive inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 100:108884. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio. PMID: 34710615.
  • Kilia Y. Liu, Cindy H. Nakatsu, Yava Jones-Hall, Ariangela Kozik and Qing Jiang (2021) Vitamin E alpha- and gamma-tocopherol mitigate colitis, protect intestinal barrier function and modulate the gut microbiota in mice. Free Radic Biol Med. 163:180-189. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.12.017. PMID: 33352218.
  • Yiying Zhao and Qing Jiang (2020) Roles of the polyphenol-gut microbiota interaction in mitigating colitis and preventing colitis-associated colon cancer. Advances Nutrition. 12: 546-565. DOI: 10.1093/advances/nmaa104 PMID: 32905583.
  • Qing Jiang (2019) Natural forms of vitamin E and metabolites – Regulation of cancer cell death and underlying mechanisms. IUBMB Life. 74(4):495-506. doi: 10.1002/iub.1978. PMID: 30548200

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Nutrition