Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

Renukaradhya Gourapura, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine

OARDC Food Animal Health, FAES

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(330) 263-3748
gourapura.1@osu.edu

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Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: vaccines, shedding of pathogens

Promoting safe food for human consumption. There are two ways to get safe food: (i) by decontaminating the food and (ii) avoid shedding of infectious zoonotic pathogens from animals into environment. My research approach is targeting the latter strategy.  We are using a nanotechnology based vaccine delivery approach to local mucosal sites (oral or intranasal route); this protects the vaccine from degradation and facilitates its pulse release to mucosal immune cells.  e have standardized methods to deliver viral vaccines intranasally by this approach and achieved significant reduction in pathogen shedding. Similar approaches could be taken up for bacterial pathogens too.

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