Research on Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods

Dr. Kequan (Kevin Zhou) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University.  Dr. Zhou's research focuses on value-added nutraceutical and functional food development for promoting human health.  His group is working on the identification and development of novel bioactive food components, understanding specific functionalities and mechanisms in potential prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in particular Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Dr. Zhou's research has been supported by NIH, USDA, and NSF.   

Specific Research Interest:

·         Isolation, Identification, and Development of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

·         Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Treatment

·         Natural Antioxidants 

·         Prebiotics and Probiotics 

 * We are currently recruiting highly-motivated students (with finical support), Post-Doctor, and Technician. Hurry, please contact me at if interested.