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Dr Victor F. Zevallos

Lecturer - Health Sciences (Nutrition)

Dr Victor F. Zevallos


About Research


Victor F. Zevallosreceived his PhD degree at King’s College London, UK and worked in the laboratory of Gastroenterology at the Rayne Institute. Then, he continued his postdoctoral training at the Institute of Translational Immunology at the Universitätsmedizin Mainz (Germany); Research Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University (Canada). He is currently Lecturer in Health Sciences at the Faculty of Sports, Health and Applied Science at St Mary’s.

He has been primarily interested in the immunological effects of diet and exercise on health and disease. His research focuses on coeliac disease, non-coeliac wheat sensitivity, intestinal inflammation, allergies and food sensitivities, where basic and translational efforts are directed to improve the quality of life of patients, find therapeutic alternatives to the gluten-free diet, develop suitable pre-clinical models and perform clinical nutritional trials to elucidate novel immune mechanisms of plant proteins.

V. F. Zevallos is member of Nutrition Society UK, Coeliac UK, British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He has received awards from academic and governmental organisations in the UK, USA and Germany.

Sum of publications: 39; Sum of times cited without self-citation: 834; H index: 11


Main publications

Caminero A, McCarville JL, Zevallos VF, Pigrau M, Yu XB, Jury J, Galipeau HJ, Clarizio AV, Casqueiro J, Murray JA, Collins SM, Alaedini A, Bercik P, Schuppan D, Verdu EF. Lactobacilli Degrade Wheat Amylase Trypsin Inhibitors to Reduce Intestinal Dysfunction Induced by Immunogenic Wheat Proteins. Gastroenterology. 2019 doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.02.028.

Zevallos VF, Raker V, Maxeimer J, Schuster P, Steinbrink K and Schuppan D. Dietary wheat amylase trypsin inhibitors exacerbate murine allergic airway inflammation.Eur J Nutr. 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1681-6.

Bellinghausen, I, Weigmann, B, Zevallos V, Maxeiner J, Reißig, S, Waisman, A, Schuppan D and Saloga J. Wheat amylase/trypsin inhibitors exacerbate intestinal and airway allergic immune responses in humanized mice. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.02.041.

Zevallos VF, Raker V, Tenzer S, Jimenez-Calvente C, Ashfaq-Khan M, Rüssel N, Pickert G, Schild H, Steinbrink K, Schuppan D. Nutritional Wheat Amylase-Trypsin Inhibitors Promote Intestinal Inflammation via Activation of Myeloid Cells. Gastroenterology. 2017; 152 (5):1100-1113.

Fasano A, Sapone A, Zevallos V, Schuppan D. Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Gastroenterology. 2015; 148(6): 1195-204.

Zevallos VF, Herencia LI, Chang F, Donnelly S, Ellis HJ, Ciclitira PJ. Gastrointestinal Effects of Eating Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) in Celiac Patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014; 109(2):270-8.

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