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Courtesy Faculty, USDA Research Food Technologist
Plant secondary metabolites (phenolics; natural phytochemical) remain the main focus of my program. The goal of our contributions is to improve healthfulness and marketability of products consumed by the general public.
Department of Horticulture
USDA-ARS-HCRU (Corvallis, OR) worksite (Parma, ID)
29603 U of I LnParma, ID 83660
Thoroughly identifying the quality components of a food is key to discerning how cultivar selection, environment, post-harvest conditions, processing methods, etc. ultimately influence food. We concentrate on grapes and wines, but include other fascinating foodstuffs that are loaded with plant phytonutrients like black rasberries, strawberries, cranberries, elderberries, lingonberries, yellow/red/purple potatoes, basil, etc.
2004-present, USDA-ARS Researcher.
- 2013-present, Frontiers in Chemistry Associate Editor (Frontiers Media S.A.).
- 2016-2019, Food Chemistry Editorial Board Member (Elsevier B.V.).
I can serve on graduate committees
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Lee, J. 2017. Light exclusion influence on grape anthocyanin. Heliyon. 3:e00243. PDF
Scagel, C.F., Bryla, D.R., and Lee, J. 2017. Salt exclusion and mycorrhizal symbiosis increase tolerance to NaCl or CaCl2 salinity in ‘Siam Queen’ basil. HortScience. 52:278-287.
Reeve, A.L., Skinkis, P.A., Vance, A.J., Lee, J., and Tarara, J.M. 2016. Vineyard floor management influences ‘Pinot noir’ vineyard growth and productivity more than cluster thinning. HortScience. 51:1233-1244.
Lee, J. 2016. Anthocyanin analyses of Vaccinium fruit dietary supplements. Food Science and Nutrition. 4:742-752. PDF
Lee, J. 2016. Rosaceae products: anthocyanin quality comparisons between dietary supplements and foods. NFS Journal. 4:1-8. PDF
Finn, C.E., Strik, B.C., Yorgey, B.M., Mackey, T.A., Hancock, J.F., Lee, J., and Martin, R.R. 2016. ‘Baby Blues’ highbush blueberry. HortScience. 51:761-765.
Lee, J. 2016. Further research on the biological activities and the safety of raspberry ketone are needed. NFS Journal. 2:15-18. PDF
Krueger, D., Arora, S., Bzhelyansky, A., Chen, P., Chlenov, A., Collison, M., Durst, R., Es-Safi, N., Giancaspro, G., Hall, G., Hammerstone, J., Ingle, P., Jennens-Clough, M., Ji, D., Ji, J., Kennedy, D., Lawson, T., Lee, J., Lock, S., Mudge, E., Neal-Kababick, J., Phillips, M., Phillips, T., Rejaei, A., Rettinger, M., Rimmer, C., Rodriguez-Haralambides, A., Royce, S., Schaneberg, B., Solyom, A., Stern, N., Sullivan, D., Szylka, J., Wise, M., Yan, X., Yoo, S., Yu, K., Zhang, Y., and Coates, S. 2015. AOAC SMPR 2014.007: Authentication of selected Vaccinium species (Anthocyanins) in dietary ingredients and dietary supplements. Journal of AOAC International. 98:1052-1054. [Authors following chair listed alphabetically]
Finley, J., Barrett, W., Betz, J., Burdette, C., Bzhelyansky, A., Collison, M., Embuscado, M., Es-Safi, N., Fischer, B., Jennes, M., Lee, J., Mudge, E., Phillips, T., Raju, S., Royce, S., Schaneberg, B., Solyom, A., Sullivan, D., Traub, J., Wubben, J., Zhang, W., Zielinski, G., Zweigenbaum, J., and Coates, S. 2015. AOAC SMPR 2015.009: Estimation of total phenolic content using Folin-C Assay. Journal of AOAC International. 98:1109-1110. [Authors following chair listed alphabetically]
Bushakra, J.M., Bryant, D.W., Dossett, M., Vining, K.J., VanBuren, R., Gilmore, B.S., Lee, J., Mockler, T.C., Finn, C.E., and Bassil, N.V. 2015. A genetic linkage map of black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) and the mapping of Ag4 conferring resistance to the aphid Amphorophora agathonica. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 128:1631-1646. PDF
Lee, J. 2015. Analysis of bokbunja products show they contain Rubus occidentalis L. fruit. Journal of Functional Foods. 12:144-149. PDF
Lee, J. 2015. Sorbitol, Rubus fruit, and misconception. Food Chemistry. 166:616-622. PDF
Lee, J., Dossett, M., and Finn, C.E. 2014. Mistaken identity: clarification of Rubus coreanus Miquel (bokbunja). Molecules- special Anthocyanin issue. 19:10524-10533. PDF
Schreiner, R.P. and Lee, J. 2014. Effects of post-véraison water deficit on ‘Pinot noir’ nutrient status in leaves, clusters, and musts. HortScience. 49:1335-1340.
Finn, C.E., Strik, B.C., Yorgey, B.M., Peterson, M.E., Lee, J., Martin, R.R., and Hall, H.K. 2014. ‘Columbia Star’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience. 49:1108-1112.
Bassil, N., Gilmore, B., Hummer, K., Weber, C., Dossett, M., Agunga, R., Rhodes, E., Mockler, T., Scheerens, J.C., Filichkin, S., Lewers, K., Peterson, M., Finn, C.E., Graham, J., Lee, J., Fernández-Fernández, F., Fernandez, G., Yun, S.J., and Perkins-Veazie, P. 2014. Genetic and developing genomic resources in black raspberry. Acta Horticulturae. 1048:19-24.
Lee, J. 2014. Marketplace analysis demonstrates quality control standards needed for black raspberry dietary supplements. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 69:161-167. PDF
Lee, J. 2014. Establishing a case for improved food phenolic analysis. Food Science and Nutrition. 2:1-8. PDF
Schreiner, R.P., Scagel, C.F., and Lee, J. 2014. N, P, and K supply to Pinot noir grapevines: impact on berry phenolics and free amino acids. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 65:43-49.
Lee, J. and Rennaker, C. 2014. American cranberry products: proanthocyanidin purification and concentrations. Acta Horticulturae. 1017:363-368.
Lee, J., Dossett, M., and Finn, C.E. 2014. Anthocyanin rich black raspberries can be made even better. Acta Horticulturae. 1017:127-133.
Lee, J. and Scagel, C.F. 2013. Chicoric acid: chemistry, distribution, and production. Frontiers in Chemistry. 1:40.1-40.17. PDF
Lee, J., Dossett, M., and Finn, C.E. 2013. Anthocyanin fingerprinting of true bokbunja (Rubus coreanus Miq.) fruit. Journal of Functional Foods. 5:1985-1990.
Schopp, L.M., Lee, J., Osborne, J.P., Chescheir, S.C., and Edwards, C.G. 2013. Metabolism of nonesterified and esterified hydroxycinnamic acids in red wines by Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61:11610-11617.
Thomas, A.L., Perkins-Veazie, P., Byers, P.L., Finn, C.E., and Lee, J. 2013. A comparison of fruit characteristics among diverse elderberry genotypes grown in Missouri and Oregon. Journal of Berry Research. 3:159-168.
Umiker, N.L., DeScenzo, R.A., Lee, J., and Edwards, C.G. 2013. Removal of Brettanomyces bruxellensis from red wine using membrane filtration. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 37:799-805.
Finn, C.E., Moore, P.P., Yorgey, B.M., Lee, J., Strik, B.C., Kempler, C., and Martin, R.R. 2013. ‘Charm’ strawberry. HortScience. 48:1184-1188.
Lee, J. and Skinkis, P.A. 2013. Oregon ‘Pinot noir’ grape anthocyanin enhancement by early leaf removal. Food Chemistry. 139:893-901.
Thornton, M.K., Lee, J., John, R., Olsen, N.L., and Navarre, D.A. 2013. Influence of growth regulators on plant growth, yield, and skin color of specialty potatoes. American Journal of Potato Research. 90:271-283.
Lee, J. and Steenwerth, K.L. 2013. ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ grape anthocyanin increased by soil conservation practices. Scientia Horticulturae. 159:128-133.
Mosse, K.P.M., Lee, J., Leachman, B.T., Parikh, S.J., Cavagnaro, T.R., Patti, A.F., and Steenwerth, K.L. 2013. Irrigation of an established vineyard with winery cleaning agent solution (simulated winery wastewater): vine growth, berry quality, and soil chemistry. Agricultural Water Management. 123:93-102.
Lee, J. 2013. Proanthocyanidin A2 purification and levels found in American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait.) products. Journal of Functional Foods. 5:144-153.
Schreiner, R.P., Lee, J., and Skinkis, P.A. 2013. N, P, and K supply to Pinot noir grapevines: impact on vine nutrient status, growth, physiology, and yield. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 64:26-38.
* Italicized names are graduate students and technicians to whom incumbent provided supervision.