Peggy Cotter

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Peggy Cotter is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is a Past President of the American Society for Microbiology (2017 - 2018). She earned a B.A. in Microbiology and Psychobiology and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at UCLA. She established her own lab at UC Santa Barbara in 2001 and moved to UNC – Chapel Hill in 2009. Dr. Cotter has served various roles in the ASM, was an editor for Molecular Microbiology from 2006 to 2011, and is currently chair of the NIH PCMB study section.

She is a leader for ASM’s Manuscript Writing and Publishing for Scientists webinar series.

She also is one of the distinguished Plenary Speakers for ASMCUE 2019

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