Wenjun Zhu

Wenjun Zhu

PhD Candidate



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Nutrition and Food Science

Wenjun Zhu

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Functionla foods, Microbiology, Probiotics, Molecular biology


  • B.S. Biochemistry - Michigan State University
  • M.S. Nutrition and Food Science - Wayne State University

Awards and grants

Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship

NFS Dr. L. Shelef Scholarship

Selected publications

1.            Sun S, Canning CB, Bhargava K, SunX, Zhu W, Zhou N, Zhang Y, Zhou K. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers with potent and broad spectrum antimicrobial activity from the marine sponge Dysidea. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2015;25(10):2181-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.03.057.


2.            Sun X, Sun S, Ference C, Zhu W, Zhou N, Zhang Y, Zhou K. A potent antimicrobial compound isolated from Clathria cervicornis. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2015;25(1):67-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.11.012.


3.            Sun X, Sui S, Ference C, Zhang Y, Sun S, Zhou N, Zhu W, Zhou K. Antimicrobial and mechanical properties of beta-cyclodextrin inclusion with essential oils in chitosan films. J Agric Food Chem 2014;62(35):8914-8. doi: 10.1021/jf5027873.


4.            Sun S, Liu J, Zhou N, Zhu W, Dou QP, Zhou K. Isolation of three new annonaceous acetogenins from Graviola fruit (Annona muricata) and their anti-proliferation on human prostate cancer cell PC-3. Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2016;26(17):4382-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.06.038.


5.            Zhou, N., Zhu, W., Yang, F., & Zhou, K. In Vitro Gastrointestinal Digestion Model to Monitor the Antioxidant Properties and Bioavailability of Phenolic Antioxidants from Elderberry. Reactive Oxygen Species (2016)., 2(6), 421-431.


6.            Sun, S., Kadouh, H. C., Zhu, W., & Zhou, K. Bioactivity-guided isolation and purification of α-glucosidase inhibitor, 6-O-D-glycosides, from Tinta Cão grape pomace. Journal of Functional Foods(2016)., 23, 573-579.

7.            Zhu W, Sun S, Yang F, Zhou K. UHPLC/MS Identifying Potent alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors of Grape Pomace via Enzyme Immobilized Method. J Food Sci 2018. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.14087.