Pillai, Suresh individual record

Dr. Pillai's research focuses on bacterial cell-to-cell signaling, the molecular ecology of pathogens in natural and man-made ecosystems and the use of novel technologies to concentrate, detect, and decontaminate pathogens. His research on molecular microbial ecology and cell-cell signaling is targeted at understanding the complex and hitherto poorly understood relationship between microbial communities and human behavior. His research is aimed at understanding the role that the GI tract-associated microbiome has on human behavior.

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Academic Articles158
  • Lassalle, J., Gao, R., Rodi, R., Kowald, C., Feng, M., Sharma, V. K., ... Pillai, S. D. (2021). Degradation of PFOS and PFOA in soil and groundwater samples by high dose Electron Beam Technology. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 189, 109705-109705.
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  • Fifield, L. S., Pharr, M., Staack, D., Pillai, S. D., Nichols, L., McCoy, J., ... Murphy, M. K. (2021). Direct comparison of gamma, electron beam and X-ray irradiation doses on characteristics of low-density polyethylene, polypropylene homopolymer, polyolefin elastomer and chlorobutyl rubber medical device polymers. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 186, 109505-109505.
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  • Folcik, A. M., Klemashevich, C., & Pillai, S. D. (2021). Response of Microcystis aeruginosa and Microcystin-LR to electron beam irradiation doses.. Radiat Phys Chem Oxf Engl 1993. 186, 109534-109534.
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  • Feng, M., Gao, R., Staack, D., Pillai, S. D., & Sharma, V. K. (2021). Degradation of perfluoroheptanoic acid in water by electron beam irradiation. Environmental Chemistry Letters. 19(3), 2689-2694.
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  • Praveen, C., Bhatia, S. S., Alaniz, R. C., Droleskey, R. E., Cohen, N. D., Jesudhasan, P. R., & Pillai, S. D. (2021). Assessment of microbiological correlates and immunostimulatory potential of electron beam inactivated metabolically active yet non culturable (MAyNC) Salmonella Typhimurium.. PLoS One. 16(4), e0243417-e0243417.
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  • Pillai, S. D., & Shayanfar, S. (2015). Electron Beam Pasteurization and Complementary Food Processing Technologies. Elsevier.
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  • Beier, R. C., Pillai, S. D., Phillips, T. D., & Ziprin, R. L. (2004). Preharvest and Postharvest Food Safety. Blackwell Publishing.
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  • Pillai, S. D., & Shayanfar, S. (2015). Aseptic packaging of foods and its combination with electron beam processing. Electron Beam Pasteurization and Complementary Food Processing Technologies. 83-93. Elsevier.
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  • Shayanfar, S., & Pillai, S. D. (2015). Future trends in electron beam technology for food processing. Electron Beam Pasteurization and Complementary Food Processing Technologies. 295-309. Elsevier.
  • Pillai, S. D., & Shayanfar, S. (2015). Introduction to electron beam pasteurization in food processing. Electron Beam Pasteurization and Complementary Food Processing Technologies. 3-9. Elsevier.
  • Pillai, S., Bogran, C., & Blackburn, C. (2014). Ionizing irradiation for phytosanitary applications and fresh produce safety. Global Safety of Fresh Produce. 221-232. Elsevier.
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  • Pillai, S. D., & Rambo, C. H. (2014). WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT | Routine Techniques for Monitoring Bacterial and Viral Contaminants. Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. 766-772. Elsevier.
Conference Papers15
  • Smith, B., Ortega, A., Shayanfar, S., & Pillai, S. D. (2017). Preserving quality of fresh cut watermelon cubes for vending distribution by low-dose electron beam processing. Food Control. 72, 367-371.
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  • Zembouai, I., Kaci, M., Bruzaud, S., Pillin, I., Audic, J., Shayanfar, S., & Pillai, S. D. (2016). Electron beam radiation effects on properties and ecotoxicity of PHBV/PLA blends in presence of organo-modified montmorillonite. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 132, 117-126.
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  • Reimers, R. S., Xu, Y., Pillai, S. D., Fitzmorris-Brisolara, K. B., Oleszkiewicz, J. A., & Seidl, G. (2013). Future directions biosolids management of the second decade of the 21st century. 86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2013. 5, 2748-2770.
  • Kakani, G., Jesudhasan, P. R., & Pillai, S. D. (2012). Different biocides elicit differential responses in bacteria. 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference. 1-8.
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Texas A&M University; Poultry Science; 2472 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2472