Lei, Xin Gen

Other Contributing Faculty

Animal Science

Research Interests: Development of a new generation of animal feed and human food of defatted microalgal biomass from the biofuel production.  Functional genomics of mineral-dependent enzymes in antioxidation, diabetes, obesity, and bone integrity in mice, pigs, and primary cells; overexpression and protein engineering of phytases and proteases for nutrition and environmental protection; using pigs as a human model and biofortification to fight against global micro-nutrient deficiencies in humans.

Email: XL20@cornell.edu
Phone: 607-254-4703
Website: http://ansci.cornell.edu/faculty/lei.html