Anuraj  Theradiyil Sukumaran

Anuraj Theradiyil Sukumaran

Assistant Professor

Mailing Address:
325 Wise Center Drive
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University
  • M.S., Mississippi State University
  • B.V.Sc. & A.H., Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Courses Taught:
  • PO 3011/3021/4031/4041 - Undergraduate Seminar in Poultry Science
  • PO 4033 - Diseases of Poultry
  • PO/FNH 6514/4514 - Poultry Processing

  • Pathogen control in poultry processing
  • Understanding the formation of bacterial biofilms in food processing environments and developing novel strategies for biofilm detection and mitigation
  • Enhancing the shelf life and quality of poultry products by reducing microbial spoilage

  • Working with poultry industry to solve emerging food safety and processing issues.
  • Conducting food safety and poultry processing workshops and trainings.

Graduate Students


Fancher, C. A., H. T. Thames, M. G. Colvin, L. Zhang, N. Nuthalapati, A. Kiess, T. T. Dinh, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran. 2021. Research note: Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Clostridium perfringens in 'no antibiotics ever' broiler farms. Poultry Science 100(11):101414.  Download

Fancher, C. A., L. Zhang, A. S. Kiess, P. A. Adhikari, T. T. Dinh, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran. 2020. Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens: Challenges in no antibiotics ever broiler production and potential solutions. Microorganisms 8(10):1533. Download

Thames, H. T., A. Theradiyil Sukumaran. 2020. A review of Salmonella and Campylobacter in broiler meat: Emerging challenges and food safety measures. Foods 9(6):776. Download

Ferjak, E. N., C. A. Cavinder, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, D. D. Devost-Burnett, C. O. Lemley, T. T.N. Dinh. 2019. Fatty acid composition of mesenteric, cardiac, abdominal, intermuscular, and subcutaneous adipose tissues from horses of three body condition scores. Livestock Science 223:116-123.  Download

Holtcamp, A. J., A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, A. E. Schnedler, B. J. McClenton, E. Kunze, C. R. Calkins, B. B. Karisch, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T.N. Dinh. 2019. Effects of feeding endophyte-infected tall fescue seeds to stocker Angus steers on retail quality attributes of beef strip steaks. Meat Science 149:31-39. Download

Theradiyil Sukumaran, A., K. Coatney, J. Ellington, A. J. Holtcamp, M. W. Schilling, T. Dinh. 2019. Consumer acceptability and demand for cooked beef sausage formulated with pre-and post-rigor deboned beef. Meat and Muscle Biology 3(1):210-218.  Download

Theradiyil Sukumaran, A., A. J. Holtcamp, A. K. Englishbey, Y. L. Campbell, T. Kim, M. W. Schilling, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effect of deboning time on the growth of Salmonella, E. coli, aerobic, and lactic acid bacteria during beef sausage processing and storage. Meat Science 139:49-55. Download

Theradiyil Sukumaran, A., A. J. Holtcamp, Y. L. Campbell, D. Burnett, M. W. Schilling, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Technological characteristics of pre- and post-rigor deboned beef mixtures from Holstein steers and quality attributes of cooked beef sausage. Meat Science 145:71-78. Download

Vu, P. T. T., A. J. Holtcamp, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, M. V. V. Le, D. H. Nguyen, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effects of market type and time of purchase on oxidative status and descriptive off-odors and off-flavors of beef in Vietnam. Meat Science 145:399-406.  Download

Wang, T., M. A. Crenshaw, N. Regmi, B. J. Rude, M. S. Hasan, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, T. T. N. Dinh, S. Liao. 2018. Effects of dietary lysine levels on the content and fatty acid composition of the intramuscular fat in late-stage finishing pigs. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 98:241-249.  Download

Theradiyil Sukumaran, A., R. Nannapaneni, A. Kiess, C. S. Sharma. 2016. Reduction of Salmonella on chicken breast fillets stored under aerobic or modified atmosphere packaging by the application of lytic bacteriophage preparation SalmoFresh™. Poultry Science 95(3):668-675. Download

Theradiyil Sukumaran, A., R. Nannapaneni, A. Kiess, C. S. Sharma. 2015. Reduction of Salmonella on chicken meat and chicken skin by combined or sequential application of lytic bacteriophage with chemical antimicrobials. International Journal of Food Microbiology 207:8-15. Download