Anuradha Ghosh

Associate Professor of Environmental Health

Discipline/Specialization: Environmental health, bacteriology


Ph.D., Institute of Microbial Technology, CSIR-Chandigarh, India (2008)


Research Assistant Professor, Kansas State University, 2013-2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kansas State University, 2008-2013

Courses Taught

  • BIOL-113: Environmental Life Science
  • BIOL-112: General Biology Laboratory


  • Pre-medical

Research Interests

  • Food safety
  • Antimicrobial resistance in environment
  • Pollutant detection/bioremediation
  • Insect-microbe interaction
  • Bacterial systematics


  • Ghosh A. and Zurek, L. 2015. Fresh steam-flaked corn in cattle feedlots is an important site for fecal coliform contamination by house flies. J. Food Protect. 78:567-572.
  • Zurek L. and Ghosh A. 2014. Insects represent a link between food animal farms and the urban environment for antibiotic resistance traits. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80:3562-3567. (Review, AEM Spotlight)
  • Ghosh A., Akhtar M., Holderman C., and Zurek L. 2014. Significance and survival of enterococci during the house fly (Musca domestica L.) development. J. Med. Entomol. 51:63-67.
  • Ghosh A., Borst L., Stauffer S. H., Suyemoto M., Moisan P., Zurek L., and Gookin J. L. 2013. Mortality in weaning age kittens is associated with a shift from ileum mucosa-associated Enterococcus hirae to colonization by enteropathogenic E. coli and biofilm-forming E. faecalis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:3567-78.
  • Oravcova V., Ghosh A., Zurek L., Bardon J., Guenther S., Cizek A., and Literak I. 2013. Vancomycin resistant enterococci in rooks (Corvus frugilegus) wintering throughout Europe. Environ. Microbiol. 15:548-556.
  • Ghosh A., Brown C. E., KuKanich K., and Zurek L. 2012. Resident cats in small animal veterinary hospitals carry multi-drug resistant enterococci and are likely involved in cross-contamination of the hospital environment. Front. Microbiol. 3:62.
  • Ghosh A., Dowd S. E., and Zurek L. 2011. Dogs leaving the ICU carry a very large multi-drug resistant enterococcal population with capacity for biofilm formation and horizontal gene transfer. PLoS ONE 6:e22451.
  • Ahmad A., Ghosh A., Schal C., and Zurek L. 2011. Insects in confined swine operations carry a large antibiotic resistant and potentially virulent enterococcal community. BMC Microbiol. 11:23. (Press release)
  • Ghosh A., Khurana M., Chauhan A., Takeo M., Chakraborti A. K., and Jain R. K. 2010. Degradation of 4-nitrophenol, 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol, and 2,4-dinitrophenol by Rhodococcus imtechensis strain RKJ300. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44:1069-1077.
  • Ghosh A., Mohod A. M., Paknikar K. M., and Jain R. K. 2008. Isolation and characterization of selenite- and selenate-tolerant microorganisms from selenium-contaminated sites. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 24: 1607-1611.
  • Ghosh A., Bhardwaj M., Satyanarayana T., Khurana M., Mayilraj S., and Jain R. K. 2007. Bacillus lehensis sp. nov. an alkalitolerant bacterium isolated from soil of Leh, India. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 57:238-242.
  • Ghosh A., Paul D., Prakash D., Mayilraj S., and Jain R. K. 2006. Rhodococcus imtechensis sp. nov. a nitrophenol-degrading actinomycete. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 56:1965-1969.
Anuradha Ghosh
Dr. Anuradha Ghosh
Associate Professor/Master Advisor

Phone: (620) 235-4532

Office: 321 Heckert-Wells Hall

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