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Kellie Burris

Staff Fellow Microbiologist, FDA


Schaub Food Science Building, Room 313


Area(s) of Expertise

Produce food safety

Research Interests

My research is focused on microbial food safety of fruits and vegetables, specifically examining how human pathogens associate with commodity crops as well as how these organisms interact with their environment.

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Food Protection
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • The American Phytopathological Society
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories


Ph.D., Food Microbiology, University of Tennessee (2011)
M.S., Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee (2006)
M.S., Food Science, University of Tennessee (2004)
B.S., Food Science, North Carolina State University (2001)
B.S., Poultry Science, North Carolina State University (2000)
B.S., Animal Science, North Carolina State University (2000)