Faculty - Dr. Yuan Yao

Dr. Yao's Staff

Jingfan Chen M.S. Student Email Icon
Yezhi Fu Ph.D. Student Email Icon
Miguel Gonzales M.S. Student Email Icon
Xingyun Peng Ph.D. Student Email Icon

General Research Areas

  • Biomaterials for food and health
  • Chemistry and genetics of carbohydrate polymers
  • Nanotechnology for foods and drugs

Specific Research Areas

  • Construction and characterization of nano-biomaterials
  • Stabilization, solubilization, and delivery of active ingredients
  • Genetic, enzymatic, and chemical modifications of starch
  • Functional food ingredients
  • Carbohydrate structure and function analyses

Selected Publications1. Chen H, Yao Y. 2016 (2017). Phytoglycogen improves the water solubility and caco-2 monolayer permeation of quercetin, Food Chemistry, DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.10.064

2. Sarkar P, Bhunia AK, Yao Y. 2017. Impact of starch-based emulsions on the antibacterial efficacies of nisin and thymol in cantaloupe juice. Food Chemistry, 217:155-162

3. Fu Y, Sarkar P, Bhunia AK, Yao Y. 2016. Delivery systems of antimicrobial compounds to food. Trends in Food Science and Technology, 57:165-177

4. Chen H, Yao Y. 2015. Particulate structure of phytoglycogen studied using ?-amylolysis. Carbohydrate Polymers, 132: 582-588

5. Lu F, Mencia A, Bi L, Taylor A, Yao Y, HogenEsch H. 2015. Dendrimer-like alpha-D-glucan nanoparticles activate dendritic cells and are effective vaccine adjuvants. Journal of Controlled Release, 204: 51-59

6. Bi L, Yang L. Narsimhan G, Bhunia A, Yao Y. 2011. Designing carbohydrate nanoparticles for prolonged efficacy of antimicrobial peptide. Journal of Controlled Release, 150: 150-156

7. Huang L, Yao Y. 2011. Particulate structure of phytoglycogen nanoparticles probed using amyloglucosidase. Carbohydrate Polymers, 83, 1665-1671

8. Scheffler SL, Wang X, Huang L, San-Martin Gonzalez F, Yao Y. 2010. Phytoglycogen octenyl succinate, an amphiphilic carbohydrate nanoparticle, and e-polylysine to improve lipid oxidative stability of emulsions. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58: 660-667

9. Yao Y, Thompson DB, Guiltinan MJ. 2004. Maize starch branching enzyme (SBE) isoforms and amylopectin structure: in the absence of SBEIIb, the further absence of SBEIa leads to increased branching. Plant Physiology, 136: 3515-3523

10. Yao Y, Guiltinan MJ, Shannon JC, Thompson DB. 2002. Single kernel sampling method for maize starch analysis while maintaining kernel vitality. Cereal Chemistry, 79: 757-762

Dr. Yao's Staff

Jingfan Chen M.S. Student Email Icon
Yezhi Fu Ph.D. Student Email Icon
Miguel Gonzales M.S. Student Email Icon
Xingyun Peng Ph.D. Student Email Icon