Spotlight on Dr. Jim Fang

Dr. Fang studies the absorption and health effects of anti-oxidants in prairie fruits.



Dr. Fang is an associate professor of Pharmacy and teaches pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics. He received his B.Sc. from the China Pharmaceutical University and Ph.D. from King’s College, University of London.


Dr. Fang has over 30 years of research experience in drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and the health effects of antioxidants. Currently, Dr. Fang’s laboratory is pursuing an interdisciplinary research program on the absorption and health effects of anti-oxidants 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 in prairie fruits.
  • Effects of functional food on gut microbiota profile.
  • Seasonal variations in food pattern in rural Canadian prairies and effects on fecal microbiota profile.

Recent Publications

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.

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