Venugopal Mendu

Venugopal Mendu
Department of Plant & Soil Science, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI), Texas Tech University


Mendu earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and master’s degree in genetics and plant breeding from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India’s largest institution of higher education. Seeking “the most advanced training in cell biology and biochemistry available” he moved to the U.S., where he earned his doctorate in plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Kentucky.

Current Project

Seed Coat Chemical Makers

Previous Project

Developing Aspergillus flavus-resistant peanut using seed coat biochemical markers