Dr. Scott A Minnich
Dr. Minnich is a professor of microbiology at the University of Idaho. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Iowa State University (1979). He pursued postdoctoral studies in microbial and molecular genetics at Purdue and Princeton Universities. Dr. Minnich's present research is centered on the molecular pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis (bubonic plague) and hemorrhagic E. coli. He is course chair for the WWAMI microbiology and infectious disease class for first year medical students and is Associate Director for the NIH-funded Idaho INBRE program. From October 2003 to May 2004, he served as a subject matter expert with the Iraq Survey Group WMD Inspection Team headquartered in Baghdad. Over the years he has published numerous peer-reviewed publications in such journals as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Molecular Biology, Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology and Infection and Immunity.