Baojun (Bruce) Xu
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College,
Dr. Xu is a Full Professor in Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC, a full English teaching college in China), Zhuhai Scholar Distinguished Professor, Program Director of Food Science and Technology Program, author of over 220 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Xu received Ph.D in Food Science from Chungnam National University, South Korea. He conducted postdoctoral research work in North Dakota State University (NDSU), Purdue University, and Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation in USA during 2005- 2009. He did short-term visiting research in NDSU in 2012, and University Georgia in 2014, and followed by visiting research during his sabbatical leave (7 months) in Pennsylvania State University in USA in 2016. Dr. Xu is serving as Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition, Dietetics & Nutraceuticals, Associate Editor-in-Chief of Food Science and Human Wellness, Associate Editor of Food Research International, Associate Editor of Food Frontiers, Co-Editor of The Open Bioactive Compounds Journal, and Guest Editor for special issues of Antioxidants, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Molecules, the Editorial Board member of around 10 international journals. He received inaugural President’s Award for Research of UIC in 2016, and President’s Award for Service of UIC in 2020.
The overall goal of his research is to understand health promoting effects of phytochemicals. Specific interests include: 1) Complex relationship among diet, gut microbiota, and human health, 2) health benefits (targeted at aging, cancers, obesity, and diabetes) assessment of phytochemicals from natural products; 3) cellular and molecular mechanisms of bioactive components in disease prevention; 4) Dietary polysaccharides and their functional properties.