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Jung Hoon Lee, PhD

Research Professor of Food Science

(478) 822-1328


Academic Program: Food Science

Research Area: Food Safety

Research Interests:
  • Principle academic interest including food chemistry/food analysis, food product development, and food preservation, as well as statistics.
  • Research interest including functional components in foods and physiochemical properties of lipids, utilization of agricultural by-products, and health benefits of phytochemicals, as well as meat and dairy product development with the emphasis on storage stability and nutritional issues.

Doctor of Philosophy: Food Science and Technology with Minor in Statistics - University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee (2000)

Master of Science: Food Science and Technology - University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee (1997)

Bachelor of Science: Food Science and Technology - Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon (1994)

Recent Publications/Presentations:

P. Batchu. T. Hazard, J.H. Lee, T.H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan. 2021. High-condensed tannin diet and transportation stress in goats: effects on physiological responses, gut microbial counts, and meat quality. J. Animals. 2857: 1-20

D. Kafle, J.H. Lee*, B. R. Min, and B. Kouakou. 2021. Carcass and meat quality of goats supplemented with tannin-rich peanut skin. J. Agricultural & Food Research 100159:1-6.

J.H. Lee* and B.R. Min. 2021. Carcass characteristics and meat quality of Kiko crossbred male goats as influenced by feeding phytochemical tanning containing supplementations. Agricultural Sciences 12: 445-463.

A. Mechineni, D.S. Kommuru, T.H. Terrill, B. Kouakou, J.H. Lee, S. Gujja, and G. Kannan*. 2021. Forage type and transportation stress effects on gut microbial counts and meat quality in goats. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 101: 126-133.

J.H. Lee*. 2020. Changes in flavor compounds and quality parameters of goat cream butter during extended refrigerated storage. Int. J. Food Properties 23:306-318.

B.R. Min*, K. McTear, H.H. Wang, M. Joakin, N. Gurung, F. Abrahamsen, S. Solaiman, J. S. Eun, J.H. Lee, L.A. Dietz, W. E. Zeller. 2020. Influence of elevated protein and tannin-rich peanut skin supplementation on growth performance, blood metabolites, carcass trait and immune-related gene expression of grazing meat goats. J. Anim. Physiol. & Anim. Nurt. 104:88-100.

D. Reynolds, B.R. Min*, N. Gurung, W. McElhenney, J.H. Lee, S. Solaiman, and O. Bolden-Tiller. 2020. Influence of tannin-rich pine bark supplementation in the grain mixes for meat goats: growth performance, blood metabolites, and carcass characteristics. Anim. Nutr. J. 6:85-91.

B.R. Min*, F. Abrahamsen, N. Gurung, J.H. Lee, J.W. Joo, and W. Pacheco. 2019. Peanut skin in diet alters average daily gain, ruminal and blood metabolites, and carcass traits associated with Haemonchus contortus infection. Anim. Nutr. J. 5:278-285.

G. Kannan*, J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, and T.H. Terrill. 2019. Reduction of microbial contamination in meat goats using dietary brown seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) supplementation and chloride wash. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 99:570-577.

J.H. Lee*, G. Kannan, and B. Kouakou. 2018. Tenderness and flavor of leg cuts from meat goats influenced by calcium chloride injection. Int. J. Food Properties 21: 372-378.

T.J. Nartea*, S. Wildeus, J.H. Lee, and D.J. O’Brien. 2017. Breed and supplementation influence on consumer ratings of ground meat from pasture-raised lamb. J. Extension. Vol.55:No.6.

J.H. Lee*, B.R. Min, and B.B. Lemma. 2017. Quality characteristics of goat meat as influenced by tannin-rich pine bark. Small Rumin. Res. 146:28-32.

J.H. Lee*, L. Alford, G. Kannan, B. Kouakou. 2017. Curing properties of sodium nitrite in restructured goat meat jerky. Int. J. Food Properties 20:526-537.

B.R. Min*, S. Solaiman, E. Taha, and J.H. Lee. 2015. Effect of plant tannin-containing diet on fatty acid profile in meat goats. J. Anim. Nutr. 1:1 (1-7).

G. Kannan, V.R. Gutta, J.H. Lee*, B. Kouakou, W.R. Getz, and G.W. McCommon. 2014. Pre-slaughter diet management in sheep and goats: effects on physiological responses and microbial loads on skin and carcass. J. Anim. Sci. Biotech. 5:42 (1-10).

J.H. Lee* and B. Min. 2014. Storage stability of sweet cream butter prepared from goat milk. J. Nutri. Health Food Engi. 1(4):00021(1-6).

A. Mechineni, D.S. Kommuru, S. Gujja, J.A. Mosjidis, J.E. Miller, J.M. Burke, A. Ramsay, I. Mueller-Harvey, G. Kannan, J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill*. 2014. Effect of fall-grazed sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) on gastrointestinal nematode infections of growing goats. Vet. Parasitol. 204:221-228.

G. Kannan*, J.H. Lee, and B. Kouakou. 2014. Chevon quality enhancement: trends in pre- and post-slaughter techniques. Small Rumin. Res. 121:80-88.

J.H. Lee* and P. Pangloli. 2013. Volatile compounds and storage stability of potato chips fried in mid-oleic sunflower oil. Int. J. Food Properties 16:563-573.

J.H. Lee*, M. Vanguru, D.A. Moore, G. Kannan, T. H. Terrill, and B. Kouakou. 2012. Flavor compounds and quality parameters of chevon as influenced by sericea lespedeza hay. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60:3934-3939.

A.K. Carmichael, B. Kouakou*, S. Gelaye, G. Kannan, J.H. Lee, and T.H. Terrill. 2012. Organ mass and composition in growing dairy goat wethers fed different levels of poultry fat and protein. Small Rumin. Res. 104:104-113.

J.H. Lee*, M. Vanguru, G. Kannan, D.A. Moore, T. H. Terrill, and B. Kouakou. 2009. Influence of dietary condensed tannins from sericea lespedeza hay on bacterial loads in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Sci. 126:314-317.

M. Vanguru*, J.H. Lee, B. Kouakou, T.H. Terrill, and G. Kannan. 2009. Effect of feed deprivation time on bacterial contamination of skin and carcass in meat goats. Tropical & Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:259-261.

B. Kouakou*, J.H. Lee, and G. Kannan. 2009. Effects of high soybean oil for goats in late lactation on intake, milk composition and fatty acid profile. Tropical & Subtropical Agroecosystems 11:233-236.

J.H. Lee*, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan. 2009. Influences of dietary regimens on microbial content in gastrointestinal tracts of meat goats. Livestock Sci. 125:249-253.

V.R. Gutta, G. Kannan, J.H. Lee*, B. Kouakou, and W.R. Getz. 2009. Influences of short-term pre-slaughter dietary manipulation in sheep and goats on pH and microbial loads of gastrointestinal tract. Small Rumin. Res. 81:21-28.

J.H. Lee*, B. Kouakou, and G. Kannan. 2008. Chemical composition and quality characteristics of chevon from goats fed three different post-weaning diets. Small Rumin. Res. 75:177-184.

J.H. Lee*, G. Kannan, K. Eega, B. Kouakou, and W.R. Getz. 2008. Nutritional and quality characteristics of meat from goats and lambs finished under identical dietary regimen. Small Rumin. Res. 74:255-259.

J.H. Lee*, J.C. Waller, Y. Yilmaz, and S.L. Melton. 2007. Effect of feeding rumen-protected dietary protein-oil supplements on fatty acid composition and -tocopherol content of blood serum and muscle lipids of lambs. Small Rumin. Res. 72:101-110.

J.H. Lee*, J.C. Waller, and S.L. Melton. 2007. Distribution of fatty acids and effects of chemically treated ground, full-fat soybean supplements on tocopherols concentrations in crossbred (Dorset x Suffolk) lambs. Small Rumin. Res. 68: 269-278.

Y.W. Park* and J.H. Lee. 2006. Effect of freezing on organic acid contents and lipolytic index of plain soft and Monterey Jack goat milk cheeses. Small Rumin. Res. 63:58-65.

J.H. Lee, A.M. Saxton, L.O. Pordesimo*, J.C. Waller, and S.L. Melton. 2006. Protecting dietary vitamin C and high oleic acid oil in feed and its effect on the nutritional profile of goat milk. J. Anim. Vet. Adv. 5 (1):33-37.

Y.W. Park*, J.H. Lee, and S.J. Lee. 2006. Effects of frozen and refrigerated storage on organic acid profiles of goat milk plain soft and Monterey Jack cheeses. J. Dairy Sci. 89:862-871.

J.H. Lee*, G. Kannan and B. Kouakou. 2006. Concentration and distribution of conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and trans fatty acids in small ruminant milk and meat lipids. J. Food Lipids 13:100-111.

J.H. Lee*, J.C. Waller, S.L. Melton, and A.M. Saxton. 2006. Incorporation of -tocopherol and linoleic acid in fresh lambs by feeding chemically treated dietary supplement containing DL--tocopheryl acetate and sunflower oil. J. Agric. Food Chem. 54:568-573.

J.H. Lee*, J.C. Waller, and S.L. Melton. 2005. Enhancing -tocopherol and linoleic acid in ewe’s milk by feeding emulsified sunflower oil and DL--tocopheryl acetate in a chemically treated protein matrix. J. Agric. Food Chem. 53:6463-6468.

Y.W. Park*, J.H. Lee, and K.L. Arora. 2004. Effect of 6 months prolonged frozen-storage on changes in organic acid composition of plain soft goat milk cheese. South African J. Anim. Sci. 34: Suppl. 1:186-188.

J.H. Lee*, S.L. Melton, J.C. Waller, and A.M. Saxton. 2004. Modification of physiochemical characteristics of goat milk fat by feeding protected high oleic sunflower oil supplements. J. Food Sci. 69:280-286.

J.H. Lee*, J.C. Waller, S.L. Melton, A.M. Saxton and L.O. Pordesimo. 2004. Feeding encapsulated ground full-fat soybean supplements to increase polyunsaturated fat levels and effect on flavor volatiles in fresh lamb. J. Anim. Sci. 82:2734-2741.

L. O. Pordesimo*, H. Li, J. H. Lee, and B. Reddick. 2004. Effects of drying procedure, cultivar, and harvest number on capsaicin levels in dried Jalapeño peppers. Appl. Eng. Agric. 20 (1):35-38.