Jeba Jesudoss Chelladurai

 ChelladuraiAssistant Professor, Parasitology

BVSc & AH, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India
MS, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Diplomate ACVM (Veterinary Parasitology)
Diplomate ACVM (Veterinary Immunology)

Phone 785-532-0891
Mosier K227
Email :


I am a co-instructor for the Clinical Veterinary Parasitology course (DVM Year 2) and Parasitology portion of Diagnostic Medicine Rotation (DVM Year 4).


I participate in the parasitology diagnostic activities of the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.


Pharmacological targets and resistance markers in parasitic nematodes

My research has focused on the molecular characterization of the ATP binding cassette gene family in zoonotic nematodes. Future research will focus on understanding mechanisms of susceptibility and resistance in helminths of veterinary importance.

My other research interests are novel and repurposed anti-parasitic drugs, drug mechanisms of action and resistance, molecular and immunological diagnostic techniques, vaccine development and parasite – host interactions.

PubMed Bibliography

Selected Publications

Jesudoss Chelladurai JRJ, Martin KA, Chinchilla-Vargas K, Jimenez Castro PD, Kaplan RM, Brewer MT. Laboratory assays reveal diverse phenotypes among microfilariae of Dirofilaria immitis isolates with known macrocyclic lactone susceptibility status. PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0237150. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237150. eCollection 2020.

Martin KA, Jesudoss Chelladurai JRJ, Bader C, Carreiro E, Long K, Thompson K, Brewer MT. Repurposing the open access malaria box reveals compounds with activity against Tritrichomonas foetus trophozoites. Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2020 Aug;13:89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2020.06.003.

Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Brewer MT. Detection and quantification of Parascaris P-glycoprotein drug transporter expression with a novel mRNA hybridization technique. Vet Parasitol. 2019 Mar;267:75-83. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2019.02.002.

Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Kifleyohannes T, Scott J, Brewer MT. Praziquantel Resistance in the Zoonotic Cestode Dipylidium caninum. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Nov;99(5):1201-1205. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0533.

Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Derscheid R, Brewer MT. Respiratory disease associated with migrating Ascaris larvae in a beef calf. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2018 May;12:9-12. doi: 10.1016/j.vprsr.2017.12.005. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Murphy K, Snobl T, Bader C, West C, Thompson K, Brewer MT. Molecular Epidemiology of Ascaris Infection Among Pigs in Iowa. J Infect Dis.2017 Jan 1;215(1):131-138. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw507.

Bader C, Jesudoss Chelladurai J, Thompson K, Hall C, Carlson SA, Brewer MT.Evaluation of high-throughput assays for in vitro drug susceptibility testing of Tritrichomonas foetus trophozoites. Vet Parasitol. 2016 Jun 15;223:34-7. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.04.006.

Chelladurai JJ, Clark ME, Kváč M, Holubová N, Khan E, Stenger BL, Giddings CW, McEvoy J. Cryptosporidium galli and novel Cryptosporidium avian genotype VI in North American red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus). Parasitol Res. 2016 May;115(5):1901-6. doi: 10.1007/s00436-016-4930-8.

Chelladurai JJ, Bader C, Snobl T, Magstadt D, Cooper V, Brewer MT. Toxocara vitulorum infection in a cohort of beef calves in Iowa. Vet Parasitol. 2015 Nov 30;214(1-2):96-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.10.004.