Josephine Wee

Assistant Professor of Food Science

Josephine Wee

Huck Affiliations

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Aflatoxins Fermentation Aspergillus Genes Yeasts Reactive Oxygen Species Interleukin 1 Aflatoxin Vitis Ethanol Strain Wine Oxidative Stress Hanseniaspora Macrophages Silicon Dioxide Genome Inflammasomes Flavor Cytokines Zinc Biosynthesis Chewing Gum Inflammation Starch

Most Recent Publications

Sourdough starter culture microbiomes influence physical and chemical properties of wheat bread

Caitlin S. Clark, Ashley Ohstrom, M. Laura Rolon, Molly Smith, Benjamin E. Wolfe, Josephine Wee, Charlene B. Van Buiten, 2024, Journal of Food Science on p. 1414-1427

Morgan Failla, Helene Hopfer, Josephine Wee, 2023, Frontiers in Nutrition

Ashley Mae Ohstrom, Autumn Elizabeth Buck, Xue Du, Josephine Wee, 2023, Frontiers in Microbiology

Jennifer Goza, Gregory Ziegler, Josephine Wee, John Hayes, Helene Hopfer, 2022, Food Research International on p. 111573

Hung Li Wang, Helene Hopfer, Darrell W. Cockburn, Josephine Wee, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology on p. 3454

A Digital Fluency Framework to Support 21st-Century Skills

E Fleming, Jenay Robert, Jennifer Sparrow, Josephine Wee, P Dudas, M Slattery, 2021, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning on p. 41-48

Kathryn A. Wierenga, Josephine Wee, Kristen N. Gilley, Lichchavi D. Rajasinghe, Melissa A. Bates, Mikhail A. Gavrilin, Andrij Holian, James J. Pestka, 2019, Frontiers in Immunology

Zhe Wang, Xuepeng Sun, Josephine Wee, Xiaoxian Guo, Zhenglong Gu, 2019, Current Genetics on p. 201-212

Most-Cited Papers

Ludmila V. Roze, Maris Laivenieks, Sung Yong Hong, Josephine Wee, Shu Shyan Wong, Benjamin Vanos, Deena Awad, Kenneth C. Ehrlich, John E. Linz, 2015, Toxins on p. 1411-1430

Gabriel J. Kenne, Phani M. Gummadidala, Mayomi H. Omebeyinje, Ananda M. Mondal, Dominic K. Bett, Sandra McFadden, Sydney Bromfield, Nora Banaszek, Michelle Velez-Martinez, Chandrani Mitra, Isabelle Mikell, Saurabh Chatterjee, Josephine Wee, Anindya Chanda, 2018, Toxins

Kathryn A. Wierenga, Josephine Wee, Kristen N. Gilley, Lichchavi D. Rajasinghe, Melissa A. Bates, Mikhail A. Gavrilin, Andrij Holian, James J. Pestka, 2019, Frontiers in Immunology

Josephine Wee, Sung Yong Hong, Ludmila V. Roze, Devin M. Day, Anindya Chanda, John E. Linz, 2017, Toxins

Understand the genomic diversity and evolution of fungal pathogen Candida glabrata by genome-wide analysis of genetic variations

Xiaoxian Guo, Ruoyu Zhang, Yudong Li, Zhe Wang, Olena P. Ishchuk, Khadija M. Ahmad, Josephine Wee, Jure Piskur, Joshua A. Shapiro, Zhenglong Gu, 2019, ImmunoMethods

Hung Li Wang, Helene Hopfer, Darrell W. Cockburn, Josephine Wee, 2021, Frontiers in Microbiology on p. 3454

Zhe Wang, Xuepeng Sun, Josephine Wee, Xiaoxian Guo, Zhenglong Gu, 2019, Current Genetics on p. 201-212

Josephine Wee, Devin M. Day, John E. Linz, 2016, Toxins

News Articles Featuring Josephine Wee

What happens if you eat mold? Food safety experts share which types to avoid most

Experts explain the health effects of eating mold, when to toss moldy food out, and why blue cheese is safe

Is sourdough bread good for you? Dietitians explain if it's more nutritious than other types

Experts discuss sourdough nutrition, benefits, and the healthiest types

Fungi into the future

Penn State researchers have aided the state’s important mushroom industry for nearly 100 years, and they’re still going strong. But mushrooms aren’t just for eating anymore

Sourdough may be the key to better gluten-free bread

Sourdough may be a gamechanger for those with dietary restrictions towards gluten

'Growing Impact' podcast discusses fungi as a possible plastic waste solution

Season 4 of the "Growing Impact" podcast opens with an episode that dives into plastic waste, specifically plastic film, and a potential biological solution to help upcycle the material.

One Health Microbiome Center's 2023-24 Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellows

The One Health Microbiome Center (OHMC) in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State has named five recipients for its 2023-24 Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellowships (IIF) program.

Pa. winemakers uncork new possibilities with help of Penn State researchers

Pennsylvania winemakers are uncorking new possibilities with the help of Penn State Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Their expertise serves as a vital ingredient in elevating wine quality and diversity, while fueling the growth of the state’s $1.4 billion wine industry.

Energy, environmental seed grants awarded to interdisciplinary research teams

Nineteen interdisciplinary research teams received funding through the Institutes of Energy and the Environment’s (IEE) Seed Grant Program for 2023.

'Growing Impact' podcast probes world of cellular agriculture, meat production

The latest episode of the "Growing Impact" podcast features Josephine Wee, an assistant professor of food science in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. On the podcast, Wee discusses her work with cellular agriculture and explains how lab-grown meat may be a better alternative to large-scale commercial meat production.

Microbiome Center announces inaugural Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellows

The Penn State Microbiome Center has named six recipients for its inaugural Interdisciplinary Innovation Fellowships (IIF) program, which aims to promote collaborative training opportunities for center members.