Dr. Robin Patel graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Chemistry and from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with an MD. She then moved to Rochester, Minnesota, where she completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the Mayo Clinic. Upon completion of post-graduate training, she joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic. She is currently Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology, the Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine, Co-Director of the Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory, Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, and Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology, at Mayo Clinic. Doctor Patel is board certified in Infectious Diseases (American Board of Internal Medicine), Medical Microbiology/Public Health Microbiology (American Board of Medical Microbiology), Clinical Pathology/Medical Microbiology (American Board of Pathology), and Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Collège des Médecins du Québec and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada). Doctor Patel’s research focuses on clinical bacteriology diagnostic testing, antimicrobial resistance, and microbial biofilms. She has published over 350 peer reviewed manuscripts and has delivered numerous national and international presentations. She is a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, past chair of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Microbiology and Immunology Test Material Development Committee, co-chair of the ASM Microbe 2016-2018 Program Planning Committee, member of NIAID Council, advisor for the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, member of the American Board of Pathology Medical Microbiology and Clinical Pathology for ABPath CertLinkTM Test Development and Advisory Committees, member of the ASM Board of Directors and ASM President Elect (Presidency - July 2019-June 2020). She is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases and course director for the Mayo Medical School Microbiology course.