Robert B. Petersen, Ph.D.

Robert B. Petersen, Ph.D. portrait
  • Professor, Pathology
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • 1280 S. East Campus Drive
    • CMED 1429
    • Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States 48859



Robert Petersen, Ph.D., has broad training and expertise that spans the fields of neuroscience, genetics and pathology. He was the founding director of the Department of Pathology’s Master’s program at Case Western Reserve University. His combination of expertise and student-centric mode of teaching instills a love of learning within our students and fosters skills they will need to evolve throughout their careers.


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1991, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1986, Cell Biology, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Minnesota
  • B.S. 1981, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. 1985, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Minnesota