Venugopal Gangur

Venugopal Gangur
Telephone: 517-353-3330
Fax: 517-353-8963

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Associate Professor

G.M. Trout FSHN Building, 469 Wilson Rd, Room 139B, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824


PhD, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1996
MVS, Veterinary Research Institute, India, 1990
DVM, Bangalore Veterinary College, India, 1988

Research Interests

Food allergens, food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma, immunology, breast milk immunology, assessment of allergenicity of food using mouse model of food allergy, and dietary modification to prevent/treat food allergy.

Instructional Activities

FSC 823 – Diet and Immune function (nutritional immunology)
FSC 423 – Functional Foods & Human Health
VM 812 – Food Safety & Toxicology (online): Modules on hypersensitivity, immunology and safety of GE foods.

Outreach Focus

Food Allergy

Recent Publications

Navuluri L, Parvataneni S, Ahmed H, ,Birmingham N, Samineni S, Kelly J, and Gangur V. "Allergic and anaphylactic response to sesame seeds in mice: identification of Ses i 3 and basic subunit of 11s globulins as allergens." Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2006;140(3):270-6. Epub 2006 May 11.

Samineni S, Gangur V, Parvataneni S, Karmaus W, Brooks K and James C. "Optimization, comparison, and application of colorimetric vs. chemiluminescence based indirect sandwich ELISA for measurement of human IL-23." J Immunoassay Immunochem. 2006;27(2):183-93.

Wilfried K and Gangur V. "Does allo-immune reactivity play a role in the prenatal programming of childhood allergy?" Clin. Exp. Allergy. 35(4):405-7, 2005.

Gangur V, James CL and Navuluri L. "Sesame Allergy: A growing food allergy of global proportions?" Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. 95(1):4-11, 2005.

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