Robin Patel, M.D., Elected to 2-Year Term on ASM Board of Directors

Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology and a Consultant in the Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Mayo Clinic, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the American Society for Microbiology Board of Directors.

Dr. Patel holds the academic ranks of Professor of Microbiology and Professor of Medicine from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. She also serves as Director of the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory and Director of the Bacteriology Laboratory.

Dr. Patel has also served for several years on numerous medical school committees, including the Curriculum Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Scientific Foundation of Medical Practice Curriculum Committee, and Student Promotion Committee.

Dr. Patel’s research specialties
include experimental animal models of infection, antimicrobial resistance, microbial biofilms, prosthetic joint infection, and clinical microbiology diagnostic testing. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered numerous national and international presentations.

About the American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest single life science society, composed of over 50,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

Members of the ASM Board of Directors are elected by ASM membership. For more information about ASM, visit

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