Shengmin Sang

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentFamily and Consumer Sciences



OfficeNutrition Research Institute Building, North Carolina Research Campus
Room: 4222

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Shengmin Sang


Ph D: Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999

Chemical Education , Shandong Normal University, 1994

Research Interests

Dr. Shengmin Sang’s lab has interest to purify and identify bioactive components from functional foods and herbal medicine and to further study their bioavailability, biotransformation, and preventive effects on cancer and metabolic syndrome using in vitro and in vivo models. His main areas of research interest are: • Purifying and identifying bioactive components from herbal medicine and functional foods; • Standardization and quality control of herbal medicine and functional foods; • Studying the bioavailability and biotransformation of bioactive food components in cells, animals and humans, and the impact of microbiota on the bioavailability and efficacy of polyphenols; • Studying the preventive effects of dietary polyphenols on the development of diabetic complications focusing on the trapping of reactive dicarbonyl compounds and the formation of Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) using in vitro and animal models; • Developing new agents to prevent cancer from dietary sources using in vitro and animal models. • Using metabolomic approach to study dietary exposure markers.

Recent Publications

Zhu, Yingdong  Snooks, Hunter  Sang, Shengmin  (2018).  Complexity of Advanced Glycation End Products in Foods: Where Are We Now?.  (6,  66,  pp. 1325-1329).  JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY.

Sang, Shengmin  (2018).  Novel theaflavin-type chlorogenic acid derivatives identified in black tea. .  (66,  pp. 3402-3407).  J. Agric. Food Chem. .

Huang, Qiju  Wang, Pei  Zhu, Yingdong  Lv, Lishuang  Sang, Shengmin  (2017).  Additive Capacity of [6]-Shogaol and Epicatechin To Trap Methylglyoxal.  (38,  65,  pp. 8356-8362).  JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY.

Wang, Pei  Yang, Junli  Yerke, Aaron  Sang, Shengmin  (2017).  Avenacosides: Metabolism, and potential use as exposure biomarkers of oat intake.  (7,  61,  ).  MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH.

Zhu, Yingdong  Wang, Fang  Zhao, Yantao  Wang, Pei  Sang, Shengmin  (2017).  Gastroprotective [6]-Gingerol Aspirinate as a Novel Chemopreventive Prodrug of Aspirin for Colon Cancer.  (7,  ).  SCIENTIFIC REPORTS.

Wang, Pei  Zhao, Yantao  Zhu, Yingdong  Sang, Shengmin  (2017).  Glucuronidation and its impact on the bioactivity of [6]-shogaol.  (9,  61,  ).  MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH.