Peggy Cotter, Ph.D.

Peggy Cotter, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dr. Peggy Cotter is a professor in microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Past President of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM, 2017 to 2018). She earned a B.A. in Microbiology and Psychobiology and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cotter established her own lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001 and moved to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2009.

Dr. Cotter has served various roles within ASM, was an editor for Molecular Microbiology from 2006 to 2011, and is currently Chair of the National Institutes of Health Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section. Dr. Cotter also serves as a leader for ASM’s Manuscript Writing and Publishing for Scientists webinar series. Lastly, she also was one of the distinguished Plenary Speakers for ASMCUE 2019

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