Marnie L. Peterson, PharmD, PhD

Outreach Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Dr. Peterson is an expert in antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, experimental therapeutics, and microbial pathogenesis. She has 20 years of experience in clinical pharmacy, research in antimicrobial resistance and development of therapeutics for infectious diseases.

Before joining CIDRAP, she was tenured faculty at the University of Minnesota, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. In that position, she successfully established a research and training program in infectious diseases with support from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, foundations and industrial partners. She holds a patent for a new antimicrobial in development which served as the basis for the establishment of a clinical stage start-up company, Hennepin Life Sciences. She earned a PhD in Infection from the University of Birmingham, Medical School, United Kingdom, and PharmD and BS degrees from the University of Minnesota. She also completed an American College of Clinical Pharmacy fellowship, residency and post-doctoral fellowship in microbial pathogenesis at the University of Minnesota. She has recently joined the University of Wyoming faculty as a Professor. She was a Minnesota Business Magazine 2014 Leader’s in Health Care Finalist, which is awarded to an individual who is driving advancements in discovery and innovation through research, delivery of care, or a new procedure.

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