Fuisong Pei

Ruisong Pei

Research Associate, Food Science
112B Babcock Hall
(860) 786-8828

Bolling Lab

Research Interests

Functional foods; Plant polyphenols and gastrointestinal health; Dietary intervention, obesity and chronic diseases.


  • B.S., China Agricultural University, Food Science and Engineering. 2006
  • M.S., China Agricultural University, Food Science, 2009
  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Nutritional Sciences. 2015
  • Scientific and Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Selected Publications

    Pei, R., D. Martin, D. DiMarco and B. Bolling (2014). “Evidence for the effects of yogurt on gut health and obesity.” Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition (DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2014.883356).

    Pei, R., M. Yu, R. Bruno and B. Bolling (2014). “Phenolic and tocopherol content of autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellate) berries.” Journal of Function Foods 16: 305-314.

    Pei, R., E. Mah, S. Leonard, M. Traber and R. Bruno (2014). “α-Tocopherol supplementation reduces 5-nitro-γ-tocopherol accumulation by decreasing γ-tocopherol in young adult smokers” Free Radical Research 49(9): 1114-1121.

    Mah, E., R. Pei, Y. Guo, K. D. Ballard, T. Barker, V. E. Rogers, B. A. Parker, A. W. Taylor, M. G. Traber, J. S. Volek and R. S. Bruno (2013). "γ-Tocopherol-rich supplementation additively improves vascular endothelial function during smoking cessation." Free Radical Biology and Medicine 65: 1291-1299.

    Masterjohn, C., E. Mah, Y. Park, R. Pei, J. Lee, J. E. Manautou and R. S. Bruno (2013). "Acute glutathione depletion induces hepatic methylglyoxal accumulation by impairing its detoxification to d-lactate." Experimental Biology and Medicine 238(4): 360-369.

    Ballard, K. D., E. Mah, Y. Guo, R. Pei, J. S. Volek and R. S. Bruno (2013). "Low-Fat milk ingestion prevents postprandial hyperglycemia-mediated impairments in vascular endothelial function in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome1-3." Journal of Nutrition 143(10): 1602-1610.

    Pei R., S. Leonard, M. Traber and R. Bruno (2012). α-Tocopherol supplementation reduces γ-tocopherol dependent scavenging of reactive nitrogen species by decreasing γ-tocopherol. Experimental Biology 2012, San Diego, CA 21st-25th April

    Zhao, L., R. Pei, B. P. Ji, Y. C. Luo, D. Zhang, Z. Y. Xu and X. N. Jia (2010). "Antioxidant activity of aqueous extract fractions of velvet antler (Census elaphus Linnaeus)." Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 18(5): 319-327.

    Pei, R., F. Zhou, B. P. Ji and J. Xu (2009). "Evaluation of combined antibacterial effects of eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, thymol, and carvacrol against E. coli with an improved method." Journal of Food Science 74(7): M379-M383.

    Xu, J., F. Zhou, B. P. Ji, R. Pei and N. Xu (2008). "The antibacterial mechanism of carvacrol and thymol against Escherichia coli." Letters in Applied Microbiology 47(3): 174-179.

    Pei R., F. Zhou, B. Ji, J. Xu and J. Li (2007). “Combined effects of cinnamaldehyde and five hurdle factors against Escherichia coli”. Food and Fermentation Industries 11: 35-38.