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Kristina M. Feye Ph.D.

Research Microbiologist — Division of Microbiology

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Kristina M. Feye, Ph.D.
(870) 543-7121

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Dr. Kristina Feye earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Texas Woman’s University, followed by a Master of Science in Biology—with a focus on Molecular Biology— from Stephen F. Austin State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) from Iowa State University and has a strong background in microbiology and immunology. She then held a postdoctoral fellowship in food safety at the University of Arkansas as well as a postdoctoral appointment in Immunology and Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Feye joined FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research in the Division of Microbiology in 2022.

Research Interests

Dr. Feye’s expertise lies at the nexus of physiology, molecular biology, and genomics. Her research program primarily focuses on using traditional benchtop and cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches to study the host-microbiome-pathogen axis across the OneHealth spectrum. Additional interests include investigating how different pharmaceuticals, supplements, foodborne pathogens, or diets influence that axis. Dr. Feye is continuously working to expand her already broad background of interests and apply it to mission critical research at the FDA.

Professional Societies/National and International Groups

American Society for Microbiology
2011 – 2012, 2017 – 2018, 2023 – Present

Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society
Board Member
2018 – Present

Poultry Science Association
2017 – 2022


Selected Publications

Incidence of Salmonella Serovars Isolated from Commercial Animal Feed Mills in the United States and Serovar Identification Using CRISPR Analysis.
Shariat N.W., Feye K.M., Richards A.K., Booher B., Flores Z., Rubinelli P.M., Olson E.G., and Ricke S.C.
J Appl Microbiol. 2021, 130(6):2141-2146. doi: 10.1111/jam.14933. Epub 2020 Nov 29.

Influential Factors on the Composition of the Conventionally Raised Broiler Gastrointestinal Microbiomes.
Feye K.M., Baxter M.F.A., Tellez-Isaias G., Kogut M.H., and Ricke S.C. 
Poult Sci. 2020, 99(2):653-659. doi: 10.1016/j.psj.2019.12.013. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Poultry Processing and the Application of Microbiome Mapping.
Feye K.M., Thompson D.R., Rothrock Jr M.J., Kogut M.H., and Ricke S.C.
Poult Sci. 2020, 99(2):678-688. doi: 10.1016/j.psj.2019.12.019. Epub 2020 Jan 24.

The Preliminary Development of an In Vitro Poultry Cecal Culture Model to Evaluate the Effects of Original XPCTM for the Reduction of Campylobacter jejuni and Its Potential Effects on the Microbiota.
Feye K.M., Rubinelli P.M., Chaney W.E., Pavlidis H.O., Kogut M.H., and Ricke S.C.
Front Microbiol. 2020, 10:3062. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.03062. eCollection 2019.

Application of Amplon in Combination with Peroxyacetic Acid for the Reduction of Nalidixic Acid-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Reading on Skin-on, Bone-in Tom Turkey Drumsticks.
Olson E.G., Wythe L.A., Dittoe D.K., Feye K.M., and Ricke S.C.
Poult Sci. 2020, 99(12):6997-7003. doi: 10.1016/j.psj.2020.08.078. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

A Historical Review on Antibiotic Resistance of Foodborne Campylobacter.
Yang Y., Feye K.M., Shi Z., Pavlidis H.O., Kogut M., J Ashworth A., and Ricke S.C.
Front Microbiol. 2019, 10:1509. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01509. eCollection 2019.

Developments in Rapid Detection Methods for the Detection of Foodborne Campylobacter in the United States.
Ricke S.C., Feye K.M., Chaney W.E., Shi Z., Pavlidis H., and Yang Y.
Front Microbiol. 2019, 9:3280. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03280. eCollection 2018.

The Efficacy of Sodium Bisulfate Salt (SBS) Alone and Combined With Peracetic Acid (PAA) as an Antimicrobial on Whole Chicken Drumsticks Artificially Inoculated with Salmonella Enteritidis.
Dittoe D.K., Atchley J.A., Feye K.M., Lee J.A., Knueven C.J., and Ricke S.C.
Front Vet Sci. 2019, 6:6. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00006. eCollection 2019.

The Addition of ViriditecTM Aqueous Ozone to Peracetic Acid as an Antimicrobial Spray Increases Air Quality While Maintaining Salmonella Typhimurium, Non-pathogenic Escherichia coli, and Campylobacter jejuni Reduction on Whole Carcasses.
Dittoe D.K., Feye K.M., Peyton B., Worlie D., Draper M.J., and Ricke S.C.
Front Microbiol. 2019, 9:3180. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03180. eCollection 2018.

A Microbiomic Analysis of a Pasture-Raised Broiler Flock Elucidates Foodborne Pathogen Ecology Along the Farm-To-Fork Continuum.
Rothrock M.J. Jr., Locatelli A., Feye K.M., Caudill A.J., Guard J., Hiett K., and Ricke S.C.
Front Vet Sci. 2019, 6:260. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00260. eCollection 2019.

Comparison of 16S rDNA Next Sequencing of Microbiome Communities from Post-scalder and Post-picker Stages in Three Different Commercial Poultry Plants Processing Three Classes of Broilers.
Wages J.A., Feye K.M., Park S.H., Kim S.A., and Ricke S.C.
Front Microbiol. 2019 Jun 4;10:972. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00972. eCollection 2019.

Comparison of Acid Sanitizers on Salmonella Typhimurium Inoculated Commercial Poultry Processing Reuse Water.
Micciche A.C., Feye K.M., Rubinelli P.M., Lee J.A., Knueven C.J., and Ricke S.C.
Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 2019, 2. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2018.00090.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Products That Mitigate Foodborne Salmonella in Cattle and Poultry.
Feye K.M., Carroll J.P., Anderson K.L., Whittaker J.H., Schmidt-McCormack G.R., McIntyre D.R., Pavlidis H.O., and Carlson S.A.
Front Vet Sci. 2019, 6:107. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00107. eCollection 2019.

Acute Systemic Inflammatory Response to Lipopolysaccharide Stimulation in Pigs Divergently Selected for Residual Feed Intake.
Liu H., Feye K.M., Nguyen Y.T., Rakhshandeh A., Loving C.L., Dekkers J.C.M., Gabler N.K., and Tuggle C.K.
BMC Genomics. 2019, 20(1):728. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-6127-x.

The Implementation and Food Safety Issues Associated with Poultry Processing Reuse Water for Conventional Poultry Production Systems in the United States.
Micciche A.C., Feye K.M., Rubinelli P.M, Wages J.A., Knueven C.J., and Ricke S.C.
Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 2018, 2. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2018.00070.

Abrogation of Salmonella and E. coli O157: H7 in Feedlot Cattle Fed a Proprietary Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Prototype.
Feye K.M., Anderson K.L., Scott M.F., Henry D.L., Dorton K.L., Depenbusch B.E., and Carlson S.A.
J. Vet. Sci. Technol. 2016, 7(4). doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000350.

Inhibition of the Virulence, Antibiotic Resistance, and Fecal Shedding of Multiple Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Typhimurium in Broilers Fed Original XPC™.
Feye K.M., Anderson K.L., Scott M.F., McIntyre D.R., and Carlson S.A.
Poult Sci. 2016, 95(12):2902-2910. doi: 10.3382/ps/pew254. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Off-Target Drug Effects Resulting in Altered Gene Expression Events with Epigenetic and "Quasi-Epigenetic" Origins.
Anderson S.J., Feye K.M., Schmidt-McCormack G.R., Malovic E., Mlynarczyk G.S.A., Izbicki P., Arnold L.F., Jefferson M.A., de la Rosa B.M., Wehrman R.F., Luna K.C., Hu H.Z., Kondru N.C., Kleinhenz M.D., Smith J.S., Manne S., Putra M.R., Choudhary S., Massey N., Luo D., Berg C.A., Acharya S., Sharma S., Kanuri S.H., Lange J.K., and Carlson S.A.
Pharmacol Res. 2016, 107:229-233. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2016.03.028. Epub 2016 Mar 26.

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