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Ece Bulut, PhD

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Research Associate


Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research Interest

Research interests include microbiology, epidemiology, risk assessment, statistical modeling, bioinformatics, and population genetics.


  • PhD, Food Science and Technology, University of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. 2019.
  • MS, Biotechnology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. 2014.
  • BS, Food Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. 2012.

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2019 – Present, Postdoctoral Associate, Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 2015-2019, Research/Teaching Assistant, Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • 2012 –2014, Research/Teaching Assistant, Biotechnology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey


  • Murphy S I, Chen R, Belias A M, Chen W, Zhang L, Sunil S, Bulut E, Li Y, Wiedmann M and Ivanek R. Dynamics of aerobic and Gram-negative bacteria on fresh spinach in a Chinese supply chain from harvest through distribution and storage over shelf-life. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 370:109639. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2022.109639.
  • Bulut E and Ivanek R. 2021. Comparison of different biomass methodologies to adjust sales data on veterinary antimicrobials in the United States. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. DOI:10.1093/jac/dkab441
  • Bulut E, Stout A, Wemette M, Llanos-Soto S G, Schell R C, Greiner Safi A, Shapiro M A, Moroni P and Ivanek R. 2021. How does public perception of antibiotic use on dairy farms contribute to self-reported purchasing of organic? Journal of Food Science, 86:2045-2060. DOI:10.1111/1750-3841.15720
  • Llanos-Soto S G, Vezeau N, Wemette M, Bulut E, Greiner Safi A, Moroni P, Saphiro M A and Ivanek R. 2021. Survey of perceptions and attitudes of an international group of veterinarians regarding antibiotic use and resistance on dairy cattle farms. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 188:105253. DOI:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2020.105253
  • Acar S, Bulut E, Stasiewic M J and Soyer Y. 2019. Genome analysis of antimicrobial resistance, virulence, and plasmid presence in Turkish Salmonella serovar Infantis isolates. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 307: 108275. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2019.108275
  • Loy J D, Leger L, Workman A M, Clawson M L, Bulut E and Wang B. 2018. Development of a multiplex real-time PCR assay using two thermocycling platforms for detection of major bacterial pathogens associated with bovine respiratory disease complex from clinical samples. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 30(6): 837-847. DOI:10.1177/1040638718800170
  • Acar S, Bulut E, Durul B, Uner I, Kur M, Avsaroglu M D, Kirmaci H A, Tel O Y, Zeyrek F Y and Soyer Y. 2017. Phenotyping and genetic characterization of Salmonella enterica isolates from Turkey revealing arise of different features specific to geography. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 241: 98-107. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.09.031
  • Kyere E O, Bulut E, Avsaroglu M D and Soyer Y. 2015. Molecular evaluation and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Escherichia coli isolates from food products in Turkey. Food Science and Biotechnology, 24(3):1001-1009. DOI:10.1007/s10068-015-0128-6
  • Gunel E, Kilic G P, Bulut E, Durul B, Acar S, Alpas H, and Soyer Y. 2015. Salmonella surveillance on fresh produce in retail in Turkey. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 199: 72–77. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.01.010
  • Durul B, Acar S, Bulut E, Kyere E O, and Soyer Y. 2015. Subtyping of Salmonella food isolates suggests the geographic clistering of serotype Telaviv. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 12(12): 958-965. DOI:10.1089/fpd.2015.1995
  • Llanos-Soto S G, Bulut E, Murphy S I, Henry C J, Zoellner C E, Wiedmann M, Wetherington D, Adalja A, Alcaine S D, and Ivanek R. Aug 6, 2021. COVID-19: State of the food industry. Food Industry Needs Assessment Survey. Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.
  • Bulut E. 2019. Fate of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and antimicrobial resistance genes in manure storage. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Sources, UNL Water. A peer reviewed article written as part of an Animal Manure Management class in Biological Systems Engineering in University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Awards and Honors

  • 2022, Center for Produce Safety (CPS) – Professional Development Award Recipient
  • 2019, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Developing Scientist Competition Finalist
  • 2019, Larrick/Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • 2017; 2019, Beef Industry Food Safety Council (BIFSCo) Travel Grant
  • 2018, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Travel Grant
  • 2012-2015, Graduate Student Scholarship by National Scholarship Program of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
  • 2010-2010, Student Mobility Grant by the LLP ERASMUS Program

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • 2021 – Present, AI Institute for Food Systems (AIFS)
  • 2015 – Present, International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • 2017 – Present, The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • 2012 – Present, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Chamber of  Food Engineers (TMMOB-GIDAMO)