Chi Chen

Associate Professor-Metabolomics (30% AnSc)
1354 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
+1 612 624 7704


  • Post-doctorate, Metabolomics, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2008
  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2004
  • M.S., Pharmacognosy, West China University of Medical Science, Chengdu, China, 1998
  • B.S., Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China, 1993

Research Interests

Mechanistic investigations on the metabolic changes induced by dietary, chemical, microbial, and pathophysiological challenges through a combination of mass spectrometry-based untargeted metabolomics and targeted metabolite analysis, stable isotope tracing, in vitro biochemical analysis, animal model, and human intervention treatment. Untargeted global metabolite profiling and targeted metabolite analysis that covers both endogenous metabolites (lipids, amino acids, organic acids, aldehydes, ketones, and microbial metabolites) and exogenous metabolites (phytochemicals, pharmaceuticals, carcinogens, and their metabolites) in biofluids, wastes, tissue and cell extracts.


  • FSCN 4622: Nutritional Toxicology (Undergrad)/NUTR 5627: Nutritional and Food Toxicology (Grad)
  • NUTR 5625/ANSC 5625: Nutritional Biochemistry

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Team Achievement Award, Animal Systems Biology Team, Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota
  • 2008 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence
  • 2007 ASPET Post Doctoral Scientist Award in Drug Metabolism (1st place)
  • 2007 Keystone Symposia Scholarship in Bioactive Lipids
  • 2002 AAPS Excellence in Graduate Research in Biotechnology
Dr. Chi Chen