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Joshua D. Lambert, PhD

Joshua D. Lambert, PhD

Professor, Food Science
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Tea
  • Polyphenols
  • epigallocatechin gallate
  • Neoplasms
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Fats
  • Inflammation
  • Biological Availability
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Catechin
  • Obesity
  • Liver

Recent Publications


Stewart, L, Indukuri, VV, Charepalli, V, Chrisfield, BJ, Anantheswaran, RC, Lambert, JD & Vanamala, JKP 2022, 'Comparative effects of vacuum or conventional frying on the polyphenol chemistry and in vitro colon cancer stem cell inhibitory activity of purple-flesh potatoes', Journal of Food Science, vol. 87, no. 7, pp. 3260-3267.
Weikart, DK, Indukuri, VV, Racine, KC, Coleman, KM, Kovac, J, Cockburn, DW, Hopfer, H, Neilson, AP & Lambert, JD 2022, 'Effect of processing on the anti-inflammatory efficacy of cocoa in a high fat diet-induced mouse model of obesity', Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol. 109, 109117.
Sebring, RL, Duiker, SW, Berghage, RD, Regan, JM, Lambert, JD & Bryant, RB 2022, 'Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus Inoculation of Two Lettuce Cultivars Affects Leaf and Root Growth under Hydroponic Conditions', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 12, no. 3, 1585.
Nilson, SE, Burkhart, EP, Jordan, RT & Lambert, JD 2023, 'Ramp (Allium tricoccum Ait.) weight differs across the harvest season: implications for wild plant stewardship and forest farming', Agroforestry Systems, vol. 97, no. 1, pp. 97-107.


Zuiderveen, GH, Burkhart, EP & Lambert, JD 2021, 'Benzylisoquinoline alkaloid content in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) is influenced by phenological stage, reproductive status, and time-of-day', Phytochemistry Letters, vol. 42, pp. 61-67.
Sun, M, Gu, Y, Glisan, SL & Lambert, JD 2021, 'Dietary cocoa ameliorates non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and increases markers of antioxidant response and mitochondrial biogenesis in high fat-fed mice', Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol. 92, 108618.
Roman, B, Brennan, RA & Lambert, JD 2021, 'Duckweed protein supports the growth and organ development of mice: A feeding study comparison to conventional casein protein', Journal of Food Science, vol. 86, no. 3, pp. 1097-1104.
Zuiderveen, GH, Burkhart, EP & Lambert, JD 2021, 'Influence of postharvest drying temperatures on alkaloid levels in goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.)', HortScience, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 242-243.
Bruno, RS, Neilson, AP, Lambert, JD & Moustaid-Moussa, N 2021, 'Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry Special Issue: Polyphenols, obesity, and cardiometabolic health', Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol. 89, 108565.


Wang, L, Tao, L, Hao, L, Stanley, TH, Huang, KH, Lambert, JD & Kris-Etherton, PM 2020, 'A moderate-fat diet with one avocado per day increases plasma antioxidants and decreases the oxidation of small, dense LDL in adults with overweight and obesity: A randomized controlled trial', Journal of Nutrition, vol. 150, no. 2, pp. 276-284.
Knollenberg, BJ, Li, GX, Lambert, JD, Maximova, SN & Guiltinan, MJ 2020, 'Clovamide, a Hydroxycinnamic Acid Amide, Is a Resistance Factor Against Phytophthora spp. in Theobroma cacao', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 11, 617520.
Ureña, JF, Ebersol, LA, Silakov, A, Elias, RJ & Lambert, JD 2020, 'Impact of Atomizer Age and Flavor on in Vitro Toxicity of Aerosols from a Third-Generation Electronic Cigarette against Human Oral Cells', Chemical research in toxicology, vol. 33, no. 10, pp. 2527-2537.
Khoo, WY, Chrisfield, BJ, Sae-tan, S & Lambert, JD 2020, 'Mitigation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in high-fat-fed mice by the combination of decaffeinated green tea extract and voluntary exercise', Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, vol. 76, 108262.


Racine, KC, Lee, AH, Wiersema, BD, Huang, H, Lambert, JD, Stewart, AC & Neilson, AP 2019, 'Development and characterization of a pilot-scale model cocoa fermentation system suitable for studying the impact of fermentation on putative bioactive compounds and bioactivity of cocoa', Foods, vol. 8, no. 3, 102.
Racine, KC, Wiersema, BD, Griffin, LE, Essenmacher, LA, Lee, AH, Hopfer, H, Lambert, JD, Stewart, AC & Neilson, AP 2019, 'Flavanol polymerization is a superior predictor of α-glucosidase inhibitory activity compared to flavanol or total polyphenol concentrations in cocoas prepared by variations in controlled fermentation and roasting of the same raw cocoa beans', Antioxidants, vol. 8, no. 12, 635.
Cirillo, S, Urena, JF, Lambert, JD, Vivarelli, F, Canistro, D, Paolini, M, Cardenia, V, Rodriguez-Estrada, MT, Richie, JP & Elias, RJ 2019, 'Impact of electronic cigarette heating coil resistance on the production of reactive carbonyls, reactive oxygen species and induction of cytotoxicity in human lung cancer cells in vitro', Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol. 109, 104500.
Dabas, D, Elias, RJ, Ziegler, GR & Lambert, JD 2019, 'In Vitro Antioxidant and Cancer Inhibitory Activity of a Colored Avocado Seed Extract', International Journal of Food Science, vol. 2019, 6509421.
Hatzakis, E, Mazzola, EP, Shegog, RM, Ziegler, GR & Lambert, JD 2019, 'Perseorangin: A natural pigment from avocado (Persea americana) seed', Food Chemistry, vol. 293, pp. 15-22.