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Robin Pettit, PhD


Specialty: Microbiology

Phone Number: 480.248.8140


Dr. Pettit received a bachelors in General Biology from the University of Arizona, an MS in General Biology from Washington State University, and a PhD 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 80 peer-reviewed articles in 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.

Dr. Pettit joined the faculty of SOMA in January, 2011, and looks forward to helping create a learning centered environment for their osteopathic medical students.