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Robin Pettit, PhD



Robin Pettit, PhD, received a bachelor’s in general biology from the University of Arizona, a master’s in general biology from Washington State University, and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Montana. After postdoctoral training at the National Animal Disease Center and two early faculty teaching positions, Dr. Pettit joined the Cancer Research Institute at Arizona State University. In her role as assistant director and group leader for microbiology, she led a biological research group dedicated to natural products drug discovery. Dr. Pettit has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles on bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial drug discovery, and biofilm susceptibility testing. In addition, she has been the recipient of a variety of federal, state and local teaching/research grants. At SOMA, Dr. Pettit’s research is focused on medical education.