Catherine Loc-Carrillo

Catherine Loc-Carrillo

University of Utah

Catherine Loc-Carrillo is a research assistant professor at the University of Utah and an investigator at the Salt Lake City VA Health Care System. She works on translational research bridging the gap between bench and bedside healthcare. Her research interests fall within the fields of microbiology and infectious disease, with faculty appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Surgery.
 
She obtained her BSc. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (1998); MSc. in Biotechnology from Nottingham Trent University (1999); and Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, U.K (2005). Since her Ph.D., she has investigated the application of bacteriophages in the food and medical fields. She worked in biotech as a Lead Scientist for 3 years, then returned to academia in 2010 to teach research students how to become critical thinkers.
 
Nationally, she has been a member of the ASM Organization Committee for Student and Postdoc Membership (2012-2015); a scientific reviewer for the DOD; and serves as a reviewer for the NIH’s Exploration of Antimicrobial Therapeutics and Resistance study section. She is currently a review editor for Frontiers in Microbiology and reviews for a number of journals within the field of microbiology, including the ASM journals.