Miriam Braunstein

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

C230 Micro

(970) 491-0093

About Miriam

Dr. Braunstein’s laboratory studies the basic biology and pathogenic mechanisms of mycobacterial pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Her research includes mechanistic studies of mycobacterial protein secretion pathways and of secreted effector proteins that promote mycobacterial survival in macrophages. Her laboratory also participates in highly collaborative translational projects to develop new treatments for tuberculosis and NTM disease, which include exploring the potential to use bacteriophage as a therapy. Prior to joining the Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology Department at Colorado State University, Dr. Braunstein was a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Braunstein is an American Society of Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and the recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award.


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996M.A., Princeton University, 1992B.S., Tufts University, 1990