Office Phone: 860-486-6585
Office: Agricultural Biotechnology Building, Room 220C
Lab: Agricultural Biotechnology Building, Room 233
Lab Phone: 860-486-6617
The overall aim of my research is to develop effective intervention strategies for controlling foodborne pathogens by characterizing their pathophysiology and interactions with the environment and the host. Built on the principle of “farm-to-fork” food safety, my current research focuses on four broad areas, namely (I) reducing pathogen survival in poultry gut, (II) controlling the persistence of foodborne pathogens in processing environment, (III) inactivation of pathogens in food products and (IV) reducing the infection process of foodborne pathogens in humans.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6064-4858
Wagle, B.R., Upadhyay, A., Shrestha, S., Arsi, K., Upadhyaya, I., Donoghue, A.M. and Donoghue, D.J., 2018. Pectin or chitosan coating fortified with eugenol reduces Campylobacter jejuni on chicken wingettes and modulates expression of critical survival genes. Poultry science.
Nair, M.S., Upadhyay, A., Fancher, S., Upadhyaya, I., Dey, S., Kollanor-Johny, A., Zhao, J. and Venkitanarayanan, K., 2018. Inhibition and Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157: H7 biofilms by Selenium. Journal of food protection, 81(6), pp.926-933.
Upadhyay, A., Arsi, K., Wagle, B.R., Upadhyaya, I., Shrestha, S., Donoghue, A.M., & Donoghue, D.J. 2017. Trans-Cinnamaldehyde, carvacrol, and eugenol reduce Campylobacter jejuni colonization factors and expression of virulence genes in vitro. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 713.
Upadhyay, A., Arsi, K., Upadhyaya, I., Donoghue, A.M., Donoghue, D.J. 2017. Natural and environmentally friendly strategies for controlling Campylobacter jejuni colonization in poultry, survival in poultry products and infection in humans. Accepted in: Food Safety in Poultry Meat Production, Springer Publishing Group.
Wagle, B.R., Upadhyay, A., Arsi, K., Shrestha, S., Venkitanarayanan, K., Donoghue, A.M. and Donoghue, D.J., 2017. Application of β-resorcylic acid as potential antimicrobial feed additive to reduce campylobacter colonization in broiler chickens. Frontiers in microbiology, 8, p.599.
Bhattaram, V., Upadhyay, A., Yin, H.B., Mooyottu, S. and Venkitanarayanan, K., 2017. Effect of Dietary Minerals on Virulence Attributes of Vibrio cholerae. Frontiers in microbiology, 8, p.911.
Mooyottu, S., Flock, G., Upadhyay, A., Upadhyaya, I., Maas, K. and Venkitanarayanan, K., 2017. Protective effect of carvacrol against gut dysbiosis and clostridium difficile associated disease in a mouse model. Frontiers in microbiology, 8, p.625.