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

Degree: Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 1996 M.V.S., Veterinary Research Institute, India, 1990 D.V.M., 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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