Bradley W. Bolling

Bradley W. Bolling

Assistant Professor, Food Science
115 Babcock Hall
(608) 890-0212
FAX (608) 262-6872

Bolling Lab

Research Interests

Food chemistry and analysis, dietary phytochemicals, functional foods and prevention of chronic disease.


  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Food Science, Honors in Research. 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Food Science. 2007
  • Certificate in Teaching and Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison Delta Program. 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. 2007-2010
  • Scientific and Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • Selected Publications

    Martin, D, Taheri, R, Draghi, A, Brand, MH, Sylvester, F, Bolling, B. Phenolic acids and flavonoids determine the in vitro anti-inflammatory activity of aronia extracts in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated primary mouse splenocytes. Journal of Functional Foods. 2014;8;68-75.

    Xie, L, Bolling, B. UHPLC-MS characterization of stilbenes in California almonds (Prunus dulcis). Food Chemistry, 2014;148:300-306.

    Kim, B, Ku, CS, Pham, TX, Park, Y, Martin, DA, Xie, L, Taheri, R, Lee, J, Bolling, B. Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry) polyphenol rich extract improves antioxidant function and reduces total plasma cholesterol in apolipoprotein E knockout mice. Nutrition Research, 2013;33:406-13.

    Kim, B, Park, Y, Bolling, B, Lee, J. Polyphenol-rich Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry) extract regulates expression of cholesterol and lipid metabolism genes in Caco-2 cells. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2013;24:1564-1570.

    Bolling, B, Chen, Y-Y, Chen, C-Y. Contributions of polyphenols and vitamin C to the antioxidant capacity of pomegranate and grape juices: synergism and antagonism among components. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2013;48:2650-2658.

    Taheri, R, Connoly, B, Brand, M, Bolling, B. Underutilized chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa, arbutifolia, prunifolia) are rich sources of anthocyanins, flavonoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, and proanthocyanidins. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2013;61:8581-8588.

    Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Bolling B, Fernandez ML. Egg intake improves carotenoid status by increasing plasma HDL cholesterol in adults with metabolic syndrome. Food and Function. 2013;4:213-21.

    Bolling, B. Chen, Y-Y., Kamil, A., Chen, C-Y. Assay dilution factors confound measures of total antioxidant capacity in polyphenol-rich juices. Journal of Food Science. 2012;77:H69-H75.

    Andarwulan, N., Kurniasih, D., Apriady, R., Rahmat, H., Roto, A., and Bolling, B. Polyphenols, carotenoids, and ascorbic acid in underutilized medicinal vegetables. Journal of Functional Foods. 2012;4:339-47.

    Xie, L., Roto, AV., Bolling, B. Characterization of ellagitannins, gallotannins and bound proanthocyanidins from California almond (Prunus dulcis) varieties. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 2012;60:12151-6.

    Bolling, B., Ji, L., Lee, C.H., Parkin, K. Dietary supplementation of ferulic acid and ferulic acid ethyl ester induces quinone reductase and glutathione-S-transferase in rats. Food Chemistry. 2011;124:1-6.

    Bolling, B., Court, M. H., Blumberg, J., Chen, C-Y. Oliver. Microsomal quercetin glucuronidation in rat small intestine depends on age and segment. Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 2011;39:1406-14.

    Bolling, B., Chen, O., McKay, D., Blumberg, J. Tree Nut Phytochemicals: Composition, Antioxidant Capacity, Bioactivity, Impact Factors. A Systematic Review of Almonds, Brazils, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Macadamias, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, and Walnuts. Nutrition Research Reviews. 2011;24:244-75.

    Bolling, B., McKay, D, Blumberg, J. The phytochemical composition and antioxidant actions of tree nuts. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010;19:117-23.

    Bolling, B., Court, M. H., Blumberg, J., Chen, C-Y. Oliver. The kinetic basis for age-associated changes in quercetin and genistein glucuronidation by rat liver microsomes, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2010;21:498-503.

    Andarwulan, N., Batari, R. Sandrasari, D. A., Bolling, B., Wijaya, H. Flavonoid content and antioxidant activity of vegetables from Indonesia. Food Chemistry. 2010;121:1231-5.

    Bolling, B., Dolnikowski, G., Blumberg, J., Chen, C-Y. Oliver. Polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of California almonds depend on cultivar and harvest year. Food Chemistry. 2010;122:819-25.

    Bolling, B., Blumberg, J., Chen, C-Y. Oliver. The influence of roasting, pasteurization, and storage on the polyphenol content and antioxidant capacity of California almond skins. Food Chemistry. 2010;123:1040-47.