Guangwen Tang, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Director
Carotenoids and Health Laboratory
Phone: (617) 556-3236
Fax: (617) 556-3344



Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry, Rutgers University

Research Focus
Phytonutrient metabolism, carotenoid absorption and metabolism using stable isotopes

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Select Professional Affiliations
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, American Society for Nutritional Science

Select Publications
Yu B, Wang J, Suter PM, Russell RM, Grusak MA, Wang Y, Wang Z, Yin S, Tang G. Spirulina is an effective dietary source of zeaxanthin to humans.Br J Nutr. 2012 Feb 7:1-9.

Muzhingi T, Gadaga TH, Siwela AH, Grusak MA, Russell RM, Tang G. Yellow maize with high beta-carotene is an effective source of vitamin A in healthy Zimbabwean men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Aug;94(2):510-9.

Tang G. Bioconversion of dietary provitamin A carotenoids to vitamin A in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1468S-1473S.

Day RM, Matus IA, Suzuki YJ, Yeum KJ, Qin J, Park AM, Jain V, Kuru T, Tang G. Plasma levels of retinoids, carotenoids and tocopherols in patients with mild obstructive sleep apnoea. Respirology. 2009 Nov;14(8):1134-42.

Tang G, Qin J, Dolnikowski GG, Russell RM, Grusak MA. Golden Rice is an effective source of vitamin A. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Jun;89(6):1776-83.

All Publications (Pub Med)