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Colin Kay

Associate Professor


Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081


Area(s) of Expertise

Analytical biochemistry; targeted and quantitative broad-spectrum mass spectrometry metabolomics

Research Interests

The impact of dietary exposure on health and disease, with a focus on dietary phytochemicals.

Publication Links


NIH, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

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  • Laboratory within the NC Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource Analysis Hub.
  • In-house mass spectrometry phytochemical exposome database and MS(n) library.


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Postdoctoral, Nutritional Biochemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich (2009)
Postdoctoral, Nutritional Biochemistry, Penn State University (2007)
Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Guelph (2004)
M.S., Human Biology and Nutritional Science, University of Guelph (2002)
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Guelph (2000)