North Carolina A&T Scientist Receives $490K Food Research Grant
Dr. Shengmin Sang, lead scientist for functional foods at the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, has received a $490,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to research the connection between diabetes and flavonoids, which are a group of compounds found in fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas.
Sang’s project was deemed “outstanding” by USDA’s competitive grants program, the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). Recent research in Sang’s functional foods lab indicated that flavonoids could minimize complications of diabetes. The current study will continue and expand that work.
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