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Kellie Burris

Staff Fellow Microbiologist, FDA

Schaub Food Science Building, Room 313


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

Area(s) of Expertise

Produce food safety