Updates from Dr. Anup Johny Lab

Johny group’s research, “Effect of Turkey-Derived Beneficial Bacteria Lactobacillus salivarius and Lactobacillus ingluviei on a Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Strain in Turkey Poults” published in the Journal of Food Protection. Johny’s former MS student Jijo Thomas is the primary author of the manuscript.

Johny group’s research, “Reduction of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg Using a Dairy-Originated Probiotic Bacterium, Propionibacterium freudenreichii freudenreichii B3523, in Growing Turkeys” published in the Journal of Applied Poultry Research. Johny’spPostdoc, Dr. Divek Nair is the first author of the manuscript.

Dr. Johny presented at the 2019 Midwest Poultry Federation education program workshop on Organic and Specialty Poultry Production. His presentation was entitled “Essential Oils: Opportunities to Improve Food Safety in Organic Poultry Production and Processing.”

Dr. Johny presented at the 2019 Minnesota Association of Meat Processors meeting held in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His presentation was entitled “Essential Oils as Antimicrobials in Poultry Processing – Opportunities and Challenges.”

Kerem Deniz, an Undergraduate Research Scholarship awardee in CFANS, selected Dr. Johny as his research mentor.

Shiliang Jia from the China Agricultural University joined the lab as a visiting scholar. He is a third-year doctoral student in food science and engineering in his parent institution. Jia will work on spoilage microbes in poultry meat.