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Dr. Rajavel Elango

Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Rajavel Elango's research program focuses on the identification of the dietary requirements for protein and amino acids and protein quality of foods during key stages of growth and development, such as pregnancy and in childhood malnutrition using state-of-the-art stable isotope techniques. Dr. Elango's international nutrition research is accomplished by collaborations with research institutes located in India. Dr. Elango was the recipient of the 2013 Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid research from the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Elango was also part of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2014 Expert Working Group on methods to assess protein quality of foods.