Molecular nutrition of minerals; biotechnology of enzymes and nutrition on health, environment, sustainability, and international development
Current Research Interest
Functional genomics of selenium and antioxidant enzymes in diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver; protein engineering and expression to convert feathers into high-quality protein; development of a new generation of feed protein of defatted microalgae from biofuel production; enrichment of omega-3 fatty acids in chicken and eggs for human health; biofortification of staple crops to fight against global micronutrient deficiencies
American Society of Animal Science Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Minerals
Federation of Animal Science Societies American Feed industry Association New Fronteirs in Animal Nutrition Award
American Society of Animal Science Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award
American Society for Nutrition Milton L. Sunde Award
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology 1000 Talent People Plan Professor
China’s Ministry of Education Changjiang Scholar Professor
Kim, Jonggun, Andrew Magnuson, Ling Tao, Matthew Barcus, and Xingen Lei. “Potential of Combining Flaxseed Oil and Microalgal Biomass in Producing Eggs-enriched with n-3 Fatty Acids for Meeting Human Needs.” Algal Research 17 (2016): 31-37.
Lei, Xingen, Jian-Hong Zhu, Yongping Bao, Wen-Hsing Cheng, Ye-Shih Ho, Amit R. Reddi, Arne Holmgren, and Elias S. J. Arnér. “Paradoxical Functions of Antioxidant Enzymes: Basic Mechanisms and Health Implications.” Physiological Reviews 96, no. 1 (2016): 307-364.
Cornell Research Website Article
What We Feed Agricultural Animals