Dr. Richard E. Goodman

Research Professor Emeritus

Research Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard E. Goodman.

Special workshop and training activities include 2 day to 6 week intensive courses on the allergenicity and overall food safety evaluation of genetically modified (GM) crops at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (visiting scientists from India, China, the Philippines and multiple African countries as well as 1 day to 2 week workshops in India and China. Extension activities include assisting academic and small business developers of GM crops and novel food products evaluate potential allergenicity risks and preparation of reports to food safety regulators in the US and foreign countries. Specific research projects have also included performance of specific allergenicity assessment assays for major international biotechnology companies. Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology are performing research and obtaining training in allergy research and advances in the allergenicity assessment. Funding for these activities has been from major biotechnology companies, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Grand Challenge 9 initiative from the Gates Foundation and USAID as well as the USDA-FAS Borlaug program.


  • B.S. Biology, Eastern Washington University
  • Ph.D. Dairy Science, The Ohio State University
  • Post Doc. Immunology, Cornell University

Contact Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Food Science and Technology
Rm 261 Food Innovation Center
1901 N 21 Street
PO Box 886207
Lincoln, NE 68588-6207


Teaching and/or Extension Activities

Faculty at workshops on the safety assessment of genetically modified crops: Allergenicity assessment tools: bioinformatics, human serum IgE testing, pepsin digestion and animal models. Five day-workshops on the safety assessment of foods derived from GM crops. AGBIOS and ICMR, Hyderabad and Lucknow, India, Sept-Oct. 2006. Food and feed safety assessment of genetically modified crops: allergenicity and toxicity. Workshop on GM crop safety. Taiwan. 12-13 Sept. 2006.

Research Area

  • Refining methods and evaluation criteria for assessing the potential allergenicity of proteins in genetically engineered crops.

Selected Publications

  • Panda R, Taylor SL, Goodman RE. (2010). Development of a sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for detection of buckwheat residues in food. J Food Sci. [In press, Aug, 2010]
  • Ladics GS, Knippels LMJ, Penninks AH, Bannon GA, Goodman RE, Herouet-Guicheney. (2010). Review of animal models designed to predict the potential allergenicity of novel proteins in genetically modified crops. Reg Toxicol Pharma 56:212-224.
  • Goodman, RE. (2008). Performing IgE serum testing due to bioinformatics matches in the allergenicity assessment of GM crops. Food Chem Toxicol 46:S24-S34.
  • Ofori-Anti AO, Ariyarathna H, Chen L, Lee HL, Pramod SN, Goodman RE. (2008). Establishing objective detection limits for the pepsin digestion assay used in the assessment of genetically modified foods. Reg Tox Pharmacol 52:94-103.
  • Goodman RE, Vieths S, Sampson HA, Hill D, Ebisawa M, Taylor SL, van Ree R. (2008). Allergenicity assessment of genetically modified crops – what makes sense? Nat Biotech 26(1):73-81.
  • Hoff M, Son DY, Gubesch M, Ahn K, Lee SI, Vieths S, Goodman RE, Ballmer-Weber BK, Bannon GA. (2007). Serum testing of genetically modified soybeans with special emphasis on potential allergenicity of the heterologous protein CP4EPSPS. Mol Nutr Food Res July 2007 51:946-955.
  • Peeters KABM, Nordlee JA, Penninks AH, Chen L, Goodman RE, Bruijnzeel-Koomen CAFM, Hefle SL, Taylor SL, Knulst AC. (2007). Lupine allergy: not simply cross-reactivity with peanut or soy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 120(3):647-653.
  • Goodman RE, Taylor SL, Yamamura J, Kobayashi T, Kawakami H, Kruger CL, Thompson GP. (2007). Assessment of the potential allergenicity of Milk Basic Protein fraction. Food Chem Toxicol 45(10):1787-1794.
  • Chen L, Hefle SL, Taylor SL, Swoboda I, Goodman RE. (2006). Detecting fish parvalbumin with commercial mouse monoclonal anti-frog parvalbumin IgG. J Agric Food Chem 54(15):5577-5582.
  • Goodman, RE, Wise J. (2006). Predicting the allergenicity of novel proteins in genetically modified organisms. Food Allergy, SJ Maleki, AW Burks, RM Helm eds . 2006. American Society for Microbiology Press, Washington, DC.

Updated 12 April, 2024