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Alvin Lee, PhD, MASMAlvin Lee, PhD, MASM

Center Director; Associate Professor
Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Alvin Lee is a microbiologist and virologist with more than 15 years research experience. He currently leads IFSH Center for Processing Innovation and co-leads the joint IFSH/FDA Microbiology Research Platform on food safety and defense related projects. He is a member of the Executive Board of NoroCORE, a USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative based at North Carolina State University, and leads the Prevention and Control CORE. Current research support includes funding from USDA, US FDA and various industry contracts. Dr. Lee is currently a Section Editor on Elsevier’s Reference Module in Food Science and scientific reviewer on a number of scientific journals. He teaches food microbiology in the IIT’s Masters of Science program, has mentored more than 30 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and a Lead Instructor for Food Safety Preventive Controls for Human Foods. He is a current active member of the International Association for Food Protection and a Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists.