Skip to main content
Washington, DC
Preston Fulmer
©2024 Keller and Heckman LLP

Preston Fulmer, Ph.D., has extensive experience in microbiology and molecular biology. He works in tandem with Keller and Heckman attorneys on matters related to antimicrobials, food safety, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and food additives. He assists clients with obtaining approvals for GMOs for both non-food purposes through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and direct and indirect food additives through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  

Preston focuses on assisting clients with a wide range of food regulatory issues, including toxicological risk assessments, drafting generally recognized as safe (GRAS) opinions, and advising on the technical aspects associated with bioengineered (BE) food and allergen labeling requirements. He is a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and has completed the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) PCQI training. He assists clients in compliance with the Hazard Analysis and Preventative Controls (HARPC) and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirements by reviewing and drafting Food Safety Plans (FSP) and FSVP records. 

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Preston held a research microbiologist position with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he designed novel methods of isolation and culture of previously uncultured microorganisms, developed novel bio-printing methods, and designed and tested a variety of active materials, including antimicrobial additives and self-decontaminating surfaces.


  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP)


University of Arkansas, B.S., 2000
Louisiana State University, M.S., 2003
Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 2007