Venugopal Gangur

Associate Professor

Venugopal Gangur

Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada, 1996
M.V.S., Veterinary Research Institute, India, 1990
D.V.M., Bangalore Veterinary College, India, 1988

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

Phone: (517) 353-3330; Lab: (517) 353-3336; Fax: (517) 353-8963

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.