Professor and Associate Director
Idaho INBRE Program
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 focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis (bubonic plague) and hemorrhagic E. coli. He teaches microbiology and infectious disease 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.