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Anuradha Vegi

Anuradha Vegi
Office: Harris Hall 231A
Phone: (701) 231-6240
Fax: (701) 231-7723
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Food Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Practice
Food Safety, Processing and Microbiology

 

Teaching Responsibilities

CFS 200 Introduction to Food Systems
CFS 210 Introduction to Food Science and Technology

CFS 370 Food Processing I

CFS 450/650 Cereal Technology
CFS 470/670 Food Processing II

CFS 471/671 Food Processing Lab

CFS 472/672 Cereal and Food Fermentation                                                                                                                                                 

Education

  • PhD 2008, Food Safety with Molecular Biology emphasis, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • MS 2001, Biotechnology, Andhra University, India
  • BS 1999, Botany, Chemistry, and Zoology, St. Joseph's College for Women, Andhra University, India

Additional Certifications

  • Graduate Certificate 2012, Applied Statistics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • Graduate Certificate 2004, Food Protection, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Professional Experience

  • 2016 - present: Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2015: Instructor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2008-2013: University Researcher and Teacher, Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2007-2008: Research Associate/Food Microbiologist, Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2006-2007: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Minnesota section of Institute of Food Technologists
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology
  • NDSU Gamma Sigma Delta

Editorial Board and Ad-Hoc Reviewing

  • Active reviewer (2010 – Present) and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Food Protection (2010 – 2016)
  • Active reviewer of Journal of Food Science (2010 – Present)
  • Active reviewer of Food Chemistry (2011 – Present)
  • Active reviewer of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2011 – Present)

Journal Publications and Book Chapter

  1. Hui Zhao, Anuradha Vegi, and Charlene Wolf-Hall. 2017. Screening of lactic acid bacteria for anti-Fusarium activity and optimization of incubation conditions. Journal of Food Protection 80(10):1648-1656.
  2. Serap Vatansever, Anuradha Vegi, Julie Garden-Robinson, and Clifford A. Hall III. 2017. The effect of fermentation on the physicochemical characteristics of dry-salted vegetables. Journal of Food Research 6(5):32-40. doi:10.5539/jfr.v6n5p32.
  3. Anuradha Vegi, Charlene Wolf-Hall, and Clifford Hall III. 2017. Quality evaluation of flaxseed for food use specifications. Journal of Food Research 6(1):59-68. doi:10.5539/jfr.v6n1p59.
  4. Ronaldo L. Magtoto, Anuradha Vegi, Chong Wang, John K. Johnson, and Sheela Ramamoorthy. 2014. Evaluation and use of a serological assay for the detection of antibodies to Lawsonia intracellularis in swine. International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine 2(2):109-113.
  5. Anuradha Vegi, and Charlene E. Wolf-Hall. 2013. Multiplex real-time PCR method for detection and quantification of mycotoxigenic fungi belonging to three different genera. Journal of Food Science 78(1):M70-M76. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.03008.x.
  6. James G. Dodd, Anuradha Vegi, Ashwini Vashisht, Dennis Tobias, Paul Schwarz and Charlene E. Wolf-Hall. 2011. Effect of ozone treatment on the safety and quality of malting barley. Journal of Food Protection 74(12):2134-2141.
  7. Anuradha Vegi, Paul Schwarz and Charlene Wolf-Hall. 2011. Quanitification of Tri5 gene, expression and deoxynivalenol production during the malting of barley. International Journal of Food Microbiology 150(2-3):150-156.
  8. Anuradha Vegi. 2011. Mycotoxic bioactives in cereals and cereal-based foods, p. 253-271. In: Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Sources, Chemistry, and Application. Tokusoglu, O., and Hall, C., (Eds). CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.
  9. R. R. Burlakoti, R. Estrada, Jr., V. V. Rivera, A. Boddeda, G. A. Secor, and T. B. Adhikari. 2007. Real-time PCR quantification and mycotoxin production of Fusarium graminearum in wheat inoculated with isolates collected from potato, sugarbeet, and wheat. Phytopathology 97(7):835-841.

Abstract and Poster Presentations

  1. Anuradha Vegi, Serap Vatansever, Ruoling Tang, Julie Garden-Robinson, Clifford Hall III. 2017. Physical and Chemical Analysis of Fermented Vegetables. Poster presentation at 2017 Institute of Food Technologists Annual meeting, NV, USA.
  2. Hui Zhao, Charlene Wolf-Hall, Anuradha Vegi, John Barr, James Gillespie, R. Grueggeman.  2013. Effects of Lactobacillus rhamnosus Vt1 culture supernatant on Fusarium graminearum growth and mycotoxin production in culture and barley malt.  Poster presentation at 2013 National Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, WI, USA.
  3. Hui Zhao, Charlene Wolf-Hall, Anuradha Vegi. 2013. Screening of lactic acid bacteria for anti-Fusarium activity and optimization of incubation conditions for the screened strain. Poster presentation at 2013 Institute of Food Technologists Annual meeting, IL, USA.
  4. Kristin Whitney, Anuradha Vegi, Douglas Doehlert, Meliza Abeyatne, Senay Simsek. 2012. Growth of Fusarium graminearum on wheat bran/agar cultures in relation to Fusarium Head Blight susceptibility of wheat. Poster presentation at 72ndAnnual Meeting of North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, ND, USA.
  5. J. Kuchynski, A. Vegi, C. Wolf-Hall, and C. Hall. 2012. Pasteurization of flaxseed using response surface methodology. Poster presentation at 2012 Institute of Food Technologists Annual meeting, NV, USA.
  6. Anuradha Vegi, James Dodd, Ashwini Vashisht, Dennis Tobias, Paul Schwarz and Charlene Wolf-Hall. 2011. Effect of gaseous ozone on the safety and quality of malting barley. Poster presentation at 71st Annual Meeting of North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, IA, USA.
  7. A.K.Vashisht, D.J.Tobias, A. Boddeda, D. James, P.B. Schwarz, and C. Wolf-Hall. 2008. Efficacy of gaseous ozone as an anti-Fusarium treatment in malting barley. Poster presentation at 2008 ND EPSCoR State Conference, ND, USA.
  8. Elizabeth Muriuki, Clifford Hall, James J. Sasanya and Anuradha Boddeda. 2008. Purification, analysis and antimicrobial activity of Fusarium graminearum pigment. Poster presentation at The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, TN, USA.
  9. Anuradha Boddeda, Paul Schwarz and Charlene. E. Wolf-Hall. 2007. Quantification of the Tri5 gene, expression and deoxynivalenol production during the malting of barley. Poster presentation at 2007 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, MO, USA.
  10. D.J. Tobias, A. Vashisht, A. Boddeda, C.E. Wolf-Hall and P.B. Schwarz. 2007. Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay for rapid detection and quantification of Fusarium spp. in barley. Poster presentation at 2007 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, MO, USA.
  11. R. R. Burlakoti, R. Estrada, V. V. Rivera, A. Boddeda, G. A. Secor, and T. Adhikari. 2007. Real-time PCR quantification of Fusarium graminearum in wheat inoculated with isolates collected from potato, sugar beet and wheat. Abstract in Phytopathology (Suppl.) 97(7):S160.
  12. Anuradha Boddeda and Charlene. E. Wolf-Hall. 2005. Multiplex real-time PCR to simultaneously detect and quantify deoxynivalenol and ochratoxin A producing fungi. Poster presentation at 2005 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, WI, USA.
  13. Anuradha Boddeda and Charlene. E. Wolf-Hall. 2005. Effect of storage time and moisture on deoxynivalenol and ochratoxin A in raw barley. Poster presentation at 65th Annual Meeting of North Central Branch American Society for Microbiology, IA, USA.
  14. Anuradha Boddeda and Charlene. E. Wolf-Hall. 2004. RAPD analysis of Fusarium graminearum isolates from electron-beam irradiated barley. Poster presentation at 2nd International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, FL, USA.
  15. Anuradha Boddeda, B. Boppana, and S. Lingam. 2001. Production of pertussis vaccine. Poster presentation at National Seminar on Trends in Biotechnology in 21st Century-Perspectives in Bioactive molecules. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.

Oral Presentations and Workshops

  1. Anuradha Vegi, Sheela Ramamoorthy. 2013. Diagnostic tool for detecting swine Torque Teno virus 1 (TTV1). Oral presentation at 73rd Annual Meeting of North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, SD, USA.
  2. Anuradha Vegi, Sheela Ramamoorthy. 2013. In vitro replication of swine Torque Teno virus 1 (TTV1). Oral presentation at 2013 North Dakota Academy of Science Annual meeting, ND, USA.
  3. Jenny Kuchynski, Anuradha Vegi, Charlene Wolf-Hall, Clifford Hall III, and Cody Turner. Pasteurization of flaxseed using response surface methodology. 2012. Oral presentation at 64th Flax Institute of the United States Annual meeting, Fargo, ND, USA.
  4. C. Hall, F.A. Manthey, C. Wolf-Hall, and A. Vegi. 2011. Microbiological profile and food safety risk of wheat flour. Invited speaker presentation at 2011 American Association of Cereal Chemists International Annual meeting, CA, USA.
  5. Anuradha Vegi. 2011. Molecular tools in detection and quantification of mycotoxigenic fungi. Invited speaker presentation at 30th Annual Midwest Section AOAC International Meeting and Exposition, NE, USA.
  6. Anuradha Vegi. 2011. Application of molecular biology methods in food safety. Invited speaker presentation at Zhejiang Economic and Trade Polytechnic, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
  7. Anuradha Vegi. 2011. Laboratory safety. Invited speaker presentation at Zhejiang Economic and Trade Polytechnic, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
  8. Charlene Wolf-Hall, Julie Garden-Robinson, and Anuradha Boddeda. 2010. Don’t get bugged by food-borne illness. Workshop presentation at 31st Annual Expanding Your Horizons, A Conference for 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade Young Women, Fargo, ND, USA.
  9. R. R. Burlakoti, R. Estrada, V. V. Rivera, A. Boddeda, G. A. Secor, and T. Adhikari.  2006. Real-time PCR quantification of Fusarium graminearum in wheat inoculated with isolates collected from potato, sugarbeet and wheat. Oral presentation at The American Phytopathological Society North Central Division Meeting, Fargo, ND, USA.
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