Assistant professor (research)

Department: Food Science and Technology


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Address: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240



Research Interests

Functionality analysis of plant proteins

Structure design of plant-based meat analogues

Interactions between proteins and polysaccharides



Professional Experience 

2018.07-present, Assistant Professor (Research)

Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University




2014.09-2018.06, PhD., Food Science, China Agricultural University, China

2016.12-2017.12, Joint PhD., Food Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

2011.09-2014.06, M.Sc., Food Science, Qingdao Agricultural University, China

2007.09-2011.06, B.Eng., Food Science and Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, China



Representative Publications

[1] Sun, C., Xiong, Z., Zhang, J., & Fang, Y. (2020). Environmental parameters-dependent self-assembling behaviors of α-zein in aqueous ethanol solution studied by atomic force microscopy. Food Chemistry, 331, 127349.

[2] Sun, C., Zhou, X., Hu, Z., Lu, W., Zhao, Y., & Fang, Y. (2020). Food and salt structure design for salt reducing. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 102570.

[3] Sun, C., Ge, J., He, J., Gan, R., & Fang, Y. (2020). Processing, quality, safety, and acceptance of meat analogue products. Engineering.

[4] Sun, C., Gao, Y, & Zhong, Q. (2018). Properties of Ternary Biopolymer Nanocomplexes of Zein, Sodium Caseinate, and Propylene Glycol Alginate and Their Function of Stabilizing High Internal Phase Pickering Emulsions. Langmuir, 34, 9215-9227.

[5] Sun, C., Dai, L., & Gao, Y. (2016). Binary Complex Based on Zein and Propylene Glycol Alginate for Delivery of Quercetagetin. Biomacromolecules, 2016, 17, 3973-3985.

[6] Wang, W1, Sun, C1., Mao, L., Ma, P., Liu, F., Yang, J., & Gao, Y. (2016). The biological activities, chemical stability, metabolism and delivery systems of quercetin: A review. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 56, 21-38.

[7] Sun, C., Wei, Y., Li, R., Dai, L., & Gao, Y. (2017). Quercetagetin-Loaded Zein–Propylene Glycol Alginate Ternary Composite Particles Induced by Calcium Ions: Structure Characterization and Formation Mechanism. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65, 3934-3945.

[8] Sun, C., Dai, L., & Gao, Y. (2017). Formation and characterization of the binary complex between zein and propylene glycol alginate at neutral pH. Food Hydrocolloids, 64, 36-47.

[9] Sun, C., Xu, C., Mao, L., Wang, D., Yang, J., & Gao, Y. (2017). Preparation, characterization and stability of curcumin-loaded zein-shellac composite colloidal particles. Food Chemistry, 228, 656-667.

[10] Sun, C., Yang, S., Dai, L., Chen, S., & Gao, Y. (2017). Quercetagetin-loaded zein-propylene glycol alginate composite particles induced by calcium ions: Structural comparison between colloidal dispersions and lyophilized powders after in vitro simulated gastraintestinal digestion. Journal of Functional Foods, 37, 25-48.



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