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Teaching Staff

Professor LEE, Jetty Chung Yung

Professor LEE, Jetty Chung Yung

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor of Teaching), School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Agr (Korea University); M.Phil (HKU); Ph.D. (HKU); SFHEA (UK)

  • 3917 3318
  • 2858 3477
  • KBSB 6S09

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to Food & Nutrition
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food & Nutrient Analysis
  • Food Commodities
  • Diet & Disease
  • Food, Health & Environment
  • Nutrition & the Life Cycle
  • Experiential Learning

Research Interests

  • Oxidative stress and disease development
  • Fatty acids and human health
  • Antioxidant and oxidative stress in human nutrition
  • Oxidative stress and environmental stressors
  • Science research in higher education

Current Research

  • Lipid mediators and polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Age-macular degeneration and dietary oil
  • Lipophenols and disease protection
  • Lipid mediators, marine species and environment

Research Team


  • Marsena Jasiel Ismaiah  (Ph.D. Candidate)
  • Fangfei Zhang (Ph.D. Candidate)


  • Fellow and Senior Fellow Advance Higher Education (UK)
  • Université de Montpellier, Faculty of Pharmacy, Visiting Professorship Award
  • The University of Hong Kong Overseas Fellowship Award

Selected Publications

  • Zou TXP, Chow, KL, Barry TJ, Lee JCY, Yu KS (2023) ‘As I would do in my own research’: a multiple-case study of faculty members’ undergraduate research designs in research-intensive universities. Studies in Higher Education doi:10.1080/03075079.2023.2204352
  • Kim T, Baker DM, Ju SJ, Lee JCY* (2021) Fatty acid profiles of separated host–symbiont fractions from five symbiotic corals: applications of chemotaxonomic and trophic biomarkers. Marine Biology 168:163; doi:10.1007/s00227-021-03979-9 
  • Kim T, Lee JCY, Kang DH, Duprey NN, Leung KS, Archana A, Baker D (2021) Modification of fatty acid profile and biosynthetic pathway in symbiotic corals under eutrophication. Science of the Total Environment  771:145336; doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145336
  • Leung KS, Galano JM, Oger C, Durand T, Lee JCY* (2021) Enrichment of alpha-linolenic acid in rodent diet reduced oxidative stress and inflammation during myocardial infarction. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 162:53-64
  • Yau YF, El-Nezami H, Galano JM, Kundi ZM, Durand T, Lee JCY* (2020) Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and oat beta-glucan regulated fatty acid profiles along the gut-liver-brain axis of mice fed with high fat diet and demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potentials. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 64, e2000566, doi:10.1002/mnfr.202000566
  • Lee YY, Galano JM, Leung HH, Balas L, Oger C, Durand T, Lee JCY* (2020). Non-enzymatic oxygenated metabolite of docosahexaenoic acid, 4(RS)-4-F4t-neuroprostane, acts as a bioactive lipid molecule in neuronal cells. FEBS Letters 594:1797-1808
  • Leung HH, Ng ALK, Durand T, Kawasaki R, Oger C, Balas L, Galano JM, Wong IYH, Lee JCY* (2019). Increase in omega-6 and decrease in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid oxidation elevates the risk of exudative AMD development in adults with Chinese diet. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 145: 349-356
  • Roy J, Galano JM, Durand T, Le Guennec JY, Lee JCY* (2017). Physiological role of reactive oxygen species as promoters of natural defenses. FASEB J 31:3729-3745.
  • Roy J, Fauconnier J, Oger C, Farah C, Angebault-Prouteau C, Thireau J, Bideaux P, Scheuermann V, Bultel-Poncé V, Demion M, Galano JM, Durand T, Lee JCY*, Le Guennec JY* (2017). Non-enzymatic oxidized metabolite of DHA, 4(RS)-4-F4t-neuroprostane protects the heart against reperfusion injury. Free Radical Biology & Medicine 102: 229-239.
  • Cuyamendous C, Leung KS, Durand T, Lee JCY*, Oger C*, Galano G* (2015) Synthesis and discovery of phytofurans: metabolites of a-linolenic acid peroxidation. Chemical Communications 51:15696-15699.
  • De La Torre A, Lee YY, Oger C, Sangild PT, Durand T, Lee JCY*, Galano JM*. (2014) Synthesis, discovery and quantitation of dihomo-Isofurans: Biomarkers for in vivo adrenic acid peroxidation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 53: 6249-6252.