College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Food -omics (proteomics & metabolomics)
  • Effect of processing on food macro- and micro-nutrients
  • Food authenticity, food contamination


Food and Bioproduct Sciences


PDF (biochemistry), Vanderbilt University, USA

PDF (biology), Western University

PhD (Analytical Chemistry), Western University

MSc (Analytical Chemistry), University of Science and Technology of China, China

BSc (Chemistry), Liaocheng University, China

Selected Recent Publications

Zhang H*, Purves RW, Warkentin TD, & Vandenberg A. 2023. Validated approach for vicine, convicine and levodopa quantification from faba bean seeds by flow injection analysis high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility mass spectrometry. Food Chemistry. 405,134857.

Huang S, Zhang H, Bueckert RA, Tar’an B, & Warkentin TD. 2023. Comparative analysis of heat stress induced ABA and heat shock protein responses among pea varieties. Crop Science. 63(1),139-150.

Zhang H*, De Silva D, Dissanayaka D, Warkentin TD, & Vandenberg A, 2021. Validated B vitamin quantification from lentils by selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry. Food Chemistry. 359, 129810.

Zhang H*, Jha AB, De Silva D, Purves RW, Warkentin TD, & Vandenberg A. 2019. Improved folate monoglutamate extraction and application to folate quantification from wild lentil seeds by ultra-performance liquid chromatography−selective reaction monitoring mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography B, 1121:39-47.

Smith MA, Zhang H, Burton IW, Liu C, Cheng AW, & Sun JY. 2018. 2-acetyl-1,3-diacyl-sn-glycerols with unusual acyl composition in seed oils of the genus European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 120, 1800069.

Zhang H, Liu Q, Zimmerman LJ, Slebos RJC, Billheimer DD, & Liebler DC. 2011. Comparison of stable isotope dilution, single peptide standard and label–free quantitation of proteins by liquid chromatography–multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 10, 006593.


For Dr. Zhang’s full publication list, please visit google scholar. 

Position Available

One MSc position is currently available (2023-2025)

Fourth year thesis students are always welcome.