Dr. Anthony Ananga is an Assistant Professor in Food Science at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida, USA. He has 10 years of teaching and 15 years of research experience. Dr. Ananga’s research program focuses on grape vinification and bioprocessing, with concentration in the analysis of antioxidant capacity of phytochemicals in muscadine grapes. His lab investigates the bioavailability and efficacy of these phytochemicals in preventing chronic diseases and understanding their effect in fighting obesity. He also uses the functional genomics platform to improve nutraceutical compounds in muscadine grape cells for human health benefits. In addition to that, Dr. Ananga’s lab is focused in food safety with emphasis in fruit and peanut allergens. He strives to understand, characterize, purify, and investigate major food allergens in grapes and peanut.