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Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food

Dr. Stefano Luccioli
Dr. Stefano Luccioli Dr. Stefano Luccioli is currently the Senior Medical Advisor in the Office of Food Additive Safety in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. He is board certified in internal medicine and in the field of allergy & immunology. Dr. Luccioli received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine training at Georgetown University Medical Center. He subsequently completed a clinical and research fellowship in allergy & immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. He has been in his current FDA position since June of 2002 where he is involved in the pre-market evaluation of food ingredients. He is also a scientific advisor for the Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in activities related to food allergy.

Sherri A. McGarry
Sherri A. McGarry Ms. McGarry is a Foodborne Outbreak Coordinator on the Emergency Coordination and Response Staff in the Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has over 15 years of experience in working at the FDA and most currently investigates and responds to emergencies, including terrorism events, involving food and cosmetic products regulated by FDA. These activities involve coordination with other federal agencies, industry, states, foreign governments, and other stakeholders. Ms. McGarry is involved in developing Emergency Response Plans and Procedures for both the Center and Agency, planning and implementing bioterrorism exercises, and providing microbiological expertise in ongoing foodborne outbreaks and food defense activities. To prevent future produce-related outbreaks, Ms. McGarry has developed and trained domestic and international officials in Good Agricultural Practices and served on teams investigating fruit production and packing.

Earlier in her career at FDA, she evaluated domestic and international laboratories and conducted wastewater disinfection research. She earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the International Association for Food Protection, American Society for Microbiology, and the AOAC International.

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