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 bioavailability and kinetics of nutrients and dietary bioactive compounds in human body as well as factors or techniques that may improve the bioavailability and influence the kinetics. 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. She also studies how obesity affects the bioavailability and distribution of lycopene, how the encapsulation technique improves the bioavailability of beta-carotene, and how aging changes the lutein pharmacokinetics and distribution. Her research work has been published on journals such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, Advances in Nutrition, the Journal of Nutrition, and the Journal of Lipid Research.