Dr. Libo Tan
Dr. Tan earned her Ph.D. degree in Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, and bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Shandong University in China. As a Nutritional Biochemist, Dr. Tan's research focuses on the metabolism and kinetics of nutrients and dietary bioactive compounds in human body under different conditions. She applies compartmental analysis, an approach of mathematical modeling, for the investigation. She is particularly interested in the bioavailability, distribution, and metabolism of carotenoids and vitamin A. Funded by National Institutes of Health, one of her current research projects is to study vitamin A metabolism and vitamin A supplementation in neonates. In another project, she studies the impacts of obesity on the pharmacokinetics and distribution of lycopene. Her research work has been published on journals such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Lipid Research.