Department of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Director of the Biomedical Health Science Institute, Chair of One Health, Professor

Bacteriology | Clinical Microbiology | Disease Ecology | Epidemiology | Immunology | Infectious Diseases | Microbiology | Mycobacterial Diseases | Pathogenesis | Virology | Wildlife Diseases


Dr. Susan Sanchez is a tenured Department of Infectious Diseases professor and the University of Georgia Curriculum Committee Chair. She has received numerous microbiology, research, mentoring, and teaching awards. Her former students occupy prominent science positions nationally and internationally. Dr. Sanchez is a member of the Council of Councils at NIH. The Council advises the NIH Director on matters related to the policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives. Dr. Sanchez’s research focuses primarily on studying the ecology of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria isolated from animals and their zoonotic potential. She earned a Ph.D. and B.Sc. from the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and an M.Sc. from the Royal Veterinary College (London). Dr. Sanchez was elected Fellow of the Society of Biology, bestowed for her contributions to scientific advancement.

Research Interests

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Zoonosis
  • Bacterial Ecology and Evolution Pathogenesis
  • Metagenomics

Selected Publications


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