Distinguished Professor
University of Idaho
Carolyn Hovde Bohach is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Idaho and Director of the Idaho INBRE Program. Her B.S. and Ph.D. are in microbiology from the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, respectively. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She has taught undergraduate microbiology, graduate immunology, medical school biochemistry, and graduate level scientific writing and scientific oral presentation courses. Her laboratory studies E. coli O157:H7 with a primary focus on understanding the relationship between this human pathogen and its silent reservoir, healthy cattle. Projects include basic science as well as the development of effective interventions such as bovine vaccination, bacteriophage therapy, and on-farm management strategies to reduce cattle carriage of the pathogen. Dr. Hovde Bohach is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including election as a Fellow to the AAAS, the American Society for Microbiology Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the University of Idaho Excellence in Research Award, the R. M. Wade Excellence in Teaching Award, the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, and the Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award.