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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 laboratory is in the open-concept facility of the Biomedical and Environmental Research Cluster. His research team is pursuing an interdisciplinary research program on the absorption and health effects of the polyphenols in prairie fruits.

Current research projects include:

  • Effects of saskatoon berries on inflammation and gut health in elderly volunteers.
  • Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of polyphenols.
  • Effects of functional food on gut microbiota profile.
  • Food pattern in rural Canadian prairies and relevance to health.

Recent Publications

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

Liu JG, Song JX, Huang K, Deborah Michel D, Fang J (2018) HPLC-MS/FMS analysis of anthocyanins in human plasma and urine using protein precipitation and dilute-and-shoot sample preparation methods, respectively. Biomed Chromatogr (doi: 10.1002/bmc.4177)

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.

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