Anup Kollanoor Johny


  • 1364 Eckles Ave, 405 Haecker Hall

    55108 Saint Paul

    United States

Accepting PhD Students


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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Pre- and post- harvest microbiological food safety and quality with focus on beneficial organisms/probiotics/phytogenics
  • Alternatives to antibiotics 
  • Multidrug-resistant bacteria 
  • Antibiotic resistance mitigation in animal production
  • Genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics to understand colonization and virulence in foodborne pathogens
  • Environmentally-friendly and sustainable food animal production

External Positions

Chair, IFT Food Microbiology Division

Jun 1 2019Jul 30 2020

Chair Elect, IFT Food Microbiology Division

Jun 1 2018May 30 2019

Secretary, IFT Food Microbiology Division , Institute of Food Technologists

Jun 12 2017Jun 11 2018

Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports, Microbiology


Member-At-Large, Minnesota Institute of Food Technologists


Associate Editor, Poultry Science Journal


Co-Chair, Scientific Programs, Food Microbiology Division, Institute of Food Technologists

Member, Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, Microbiology

Research interests

  • Salmonella
  • foodborne pathogens
  • poultry
  • microbiology
  • food safety
  • Campylobacter
  • Listeria
  • genomics
  • Microbiome
  • Food Microbiology
  • turkey

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Research Output

  • 40 Article
  • 5 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 4 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
Open Access
  • Use of food preservatives and additives in meat and their detection techniques

    Surendran Nair, M., Nair, D. V. T., Kollanoor Johny, A. & Venkitanarayanan, K., Jan 1 2019, Meat Quality Analysis: Advanced Evaluation Methods, Techniques, and Technologies. Elsevier, p. 187-213 27 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in the food supply and the potential role of antibiotic alternatives for control

    Nair, D. V. T., Venkitanarayanan, K. & Johny, A. K., Oct 2018, In : Foods. 7, 10, 167.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 20 Scopus citations
    Open Access
  • 4 Scopus citations