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Margie Lee, DVM, MS, PhD

Department Head, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
  • Professor
Margie Lee
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Medical Microbiology, 1990
University of Georgia
Athens, GA


MS, Medical Microbiology, 1988
University of Georgia
Athens, GA


DVM, 1986
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA


BS, Biology (major), Chemistry (minor), 1982
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

  • Molecular epidemiology of food safety pathogens
  • Contribution of extracellular enzymes to microbial virulence
  • Molecular ecology and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance
  • Molecular ecology of intestinal bacterial communities

2018–present
Department Head

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2015–2018
Diagnostic Laboratory Director

Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center
Athens, GA

2003–2018
Professor

Department of Population Health
Adjunct appointment with the Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

2012–2013
Associate Director

Biomedical Health Sciences Institute
Athens, GA

2006–2010
Coordinator of Combined DVM/PhD and Collegewide Graduate Programs

College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

2006–2010
Graduate Coordinator

Department of Population Health
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

1992–2003
Professor

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
Joint appointment with the Department of Avian Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

2001–2018
Professor

Center for Food Safety
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

2002
Full Member

Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

1990–1992
Research Assistant Professor

Department of Biology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO