Kristin Burkholder

As an Associate Professor at UNE, I teach students about microbiology, cell biology, immunology and food safety both in the classroom and in the research lab.  In fact, one of my favorite parts of this job is that I often get to introduce students to research for the first time, and then watch them develop into scientists.  One of my key goals is to help my students appreciate and embrace the challenges that scientific research presents.  Although my students quickly learn that research requires hard work, skill and dedication, I hope that everyone leaves my lab believing that science is fun, exciting and rewarding.

Current Position

Associate Professor, University of New England, School of Biological Sciences (2018-Present)

Assistant Professor, University of New England, School of Biological Sciences (2012-2018)

Training & Education

Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Ann Arbor, MI (2010-2012)

PhD – Purdue University, Department of Food Sciences, West Lafayette, IN (2004-2010)

MS – Purdue University, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, West Lafayette, IN (2002-2004)

BS – Virginia Tech, Department of Biology, Blacksburg, VA (1997-2001)

Courses taught at UNE

Applied Microbiology (BIO 242) –Fall semesters

Microbiology (BIO 232) – Fall & Spring semesters

Bacterial Pathogenesis (BIO 450) – Fall & Spring semesters

Biological Principles of Food Safety (BIO 290) – Spring semesters