Nationally recognized research program on food chemical-nutrient interactions
and mineral availability. Projects include mineral bioavailability from cured
meats, analysis of nutrient inhibitors, mineral binding by dietary fiber,
oxidized cholesterol compounds in foods, nitrate metabolism and analysis in
foods, anti-nutrients in tea and hydrocolloids in dairy foods. Summary: 66 peer
review publications in J. Food Sci. (22), J. Food Prot. (6), J. Agric. Food
Chem. (4), several others (14); 6 non-peer papers; 40 published abstracts; 6
Ph.D. Theses, 11 M.S. Theses. See
for full list.
Current Research Support
|Lee, K., M. Failla, S. Schwartz, M. Leiblein, S. Clinton, 2009. Food
Innovation Center. OSU OAA, 5yrs $3,750,000.|
|Lee, K, L. Saif, M. Pascall, A. Yousef, D. Beck and N. Hooker, 2005. The
Center for Food Safety and AgroSecurity, funded by the Ag Biosciences
Initiative of the OARDC, OSU 3yrs $400,000. A collaboration with academic
and state agencies to bring academic innovation to industrial practice.
|Lee, K., N.A. Hooker, J. Heavenridge and S.A. Smith, 2009. Regulatory
and market drivers of ozone safety technology for shell eggs. The Center for
Innovative Food Technology, EISC, Toledo, OH. 1 yr. $25,000.
|Lee, K. 2008. Federal administration grant for the dietary Intervention:
chemoprevention of GI tract cancers with berries - mass spectrometer. USDA
CSREES $311,432 9/2004 to 11/2008.|
|Lee, K., Yousef, A., Wang, H, 2009. Doctoral training in emerging food
safety issues, USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowships. $229,000 / 5 years.
The National Needs fellows award the nationís best programs in areas of high
|Schlessinger, L., Lee, K., Saif, M., Buckley, T., Reeve, J., Bruggemeyer,
R., Lemeshow, S., Larimore, S. 2006. Public Health Preparedness, a Targeted
Investment in Excellence, OSU Provostís Office. $4.7 million / 5 years. This
collaboration of six colleges improves health, food safety and combats
infectious disease with mission-oriented academic teams.
|This review was the second most cited article in JFS in 2007, following
a major food illness outbreak involving fresh spinach. Our review points to
ways to make fresh foods enjoyable with less risk. Aruscavage, D., Lee, K.
Miller, S. and LeJeune, J.T. 2006. Interactions affecting the proliferation
and control of human pathogens on edible plants. J. Food Sci., 71(8):
|This peer review article was selected for the 75th
Anniversary Commemorative Issue of the Founding of the Agricultural and Food
Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. Lee, K., Chinn, B.L.,
Greger, J.L., Graham, K.L. and Liebert, J.C. 1984. J. Ag. Food Chem.
|An original technique was developed for damaged cholesterol bioassay
using a microorganism that has an absolute growth requirement for it. It was
hypothesized that damaged cholesterol is toxic. Herian, A.M., Kuehl, N.
and Lee, K., 1985. J. Food Prot. 48:1050-1053.|
|At Wisconsin, Leeís group was the first to show de novo synthesis of
nitrate in humans using human metabolic methods. This was important in
debunking rumored toxicity of the substance in foods. Lee, K., Greger,
J.L., Consaul, J.R., Graham, K.L. and Chinn, B.L., 1986. Am. J. Clin. Nutr.
|Many public speaking engagements result from Leeís popular article on
public perception of risk from eating. Lee, K., 1989. Food Technol.
|New York IFT Scholarship 1974; Florasynth Fellowship 1978. Alpha Zeta,
Gamma Sigma, Phi Tau Sigma. |
|Robert Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award 1985. |
|GM Trout Distinguished Lecturer 1990. |
|Elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1997. |
|Ohio State University Commencement Address Dec. 7, 2001.|
|OSU Extension Diversity Enhancement Award, 1999.|
|National Institute of Food Technologists Carl R. Fellers
honoring the one individual who brings honor and recognition to the
profession in 2007.|
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of
Cereal Chemists, American Institute of Nutrition, American Chemical Society,
Institute of Food Technologists, National Science Teachers Association.