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Jim Fang Associate Professor

2D30.1 Health Sciences


Dr Fang joined the faculty in 1999 following postdoctoral training at the University of Saskatchewan and an assistant professor position at the University of Alberta. He graduated from China Pharmaceutical University in 1986 and completed his PhD training at King’s College London in 1991.

  • Teaching Responsibilities

Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics

  • Research Interests

Dr. Fang’s research team is pursuing an interdisciplinary research program on the absorption and health effects of antioxidants in prairie fruits.

Current research projects include:
•    Factors influencing the absorption of saskatoon berry antioxidants in healthy volunteers.
•    Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of saskatoon berries in smokers. 
•    Food pattern in rural Canadian prairies and relevance to health. 
•    Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of anthocyanins.

Recent Publications

View Dr. Fang's publication record on Google Scholar.

Fang J (2015) Classification of fruits based on anthocyanin types and relevance to their health effects. Nutrition 31, 1301-1306  

Fang J. (2014) Bioavailability of anthocyanins. Drug Metab Rev. 46(4), 508-520.

Fang J. (2014) Some anthocyanins could be efficiently absorbed across the gastrointestinal mucosa: Extensive presystemic metabolism reduces apparent bioavailability. J Agri Food Chem 62, 3904-3911.

Fang J and Mosier KE. (2014) Literature values of terminal half-lives of clozapine are dependent on the time of the last data point. J Pharm Pharmaceu Sci 17(2): 187-189. Link

Fang J and Song JX. (2012) In vitro characterization of the oxidation of a pyridinium metabolite of haloperidol by human placenta: The effect of smoking. J. Pharm. Pharmaceu. Sci. 15(4), 538-547. Link

Luo JP, Vashishtha SC, Hawes EM, McKay G, Midha KK, and Fang J. (2011) In vitro identification of cytochrome P450 isoforms involved in the oxidative metabolism of loxapine. Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition 32(7), 398-407.

Rural Food Pattern Study

Notice for survey participants in our food pattern in rural Saskatchewan study:

Thank you for participating in our survey on rural dietary patterns. We conducted a prize draw on May 16, 2016 according to a standard protocol. Eighty-three participants who completed the survey and offered their names and email addresses entered the draw. Two participants were randomly selected as winners of $250 campus book store gift cards.