Anup Kollanoor Johny, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Johny is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He joined the department in December 2013. He has a doctorate in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in Veterinary Science (in Animal Nutrition) and Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine from the Kerala Agricultural University, India. His research interests broadly include alternative approaches to improving animal performance, reducing/inactivating zoonotic (multidrug resistant) pathogens, pre-and post-harvest food safety, antibiotic resistance mitigation and use of Omics technology to understand colonization and survival strategies in animal pathogens and beneficial microorganisms. He has been consistently contributing to the applied and molecular research on using phytobiotic nutrition as an intervention strategy to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry. Currently, he works with his lab group on several projects targeted to control foodborne pathogens and alleviate antimicrobial resistance in poultry production using in vivo challenge models and omics technology. Dr. Johny has authored 36 peer-reviewed articles, 6 book chapters, 7 conference proceedings, and 76 scientific abstracts.