An image that is comprised of headshots of the 19 2022 ASM Awards & Prize Recipients.
For almost 40 years, ASM has offered a wide range of awards to recognize  microbiologists for outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences via the ASM Awards program. In 2021, ASM expanded the program and added the ASM Microbiome Data Prize 

Every year, after a stringent review process, 16 awards and 1 prize are given to exceptional individuals who come from all sub-disciplines and career stages of microbiology. ASM Awards highlight individuals who have made significant contributions to advance the field, their careers and their institutions. Recipients are awarded an honorarium and are invited to present and be recognized at the ASM Microbe meeting.    

Being nominated for an ASM Award or Prize is an honor for any scientist. It reflects the trust and respect of their colleagues. Therefore, there is no better way to show gratitude to a mentor, respect to a colleague or support for an early career scientist than by nominating them and sharing their good work. Nominations and applications for ASM Awards and Prize are open until June 20, 2022.

The ASM Awards and Prize program is managed by the  American Academy of Microbiology  (Academy), the honorific leadership group and think tank within ASM. The Academy is aware that there are excellent microbiologists from underrepresented groups who deserve this honor, but are less often nominated. Nomination of microbiologists from diverse backgrounds, geographic locations and sectors are greatly welcomed.

View Past Awards and Prize Recipients’ Contributions

Mythbusting in Susceptibility Testing with Dr. Romney Humphries

Dr. Romney Humphries joins to talk about controversies and myths about accurate antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST). AST is a key tool in addressing the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a complicated and rapidly changing area in clinical microbiology.
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Silencing Your Inner Critic: Spotlight on Michael D.L. Johnson

Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson shares how self-belief has helped him combat imposter syndrome throughout his career and discusses how a musician's mindset has informed his opinion about the world and helped him stay grounded in his research.
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ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE) Offers Community and Training for Biology Educators

Drs. Nancy Boury and John Buchner, chairs of the ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, share their experience at ASMCUE.
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New Editors-in-Chief Announced for ASM’s Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Journal of Bacteriology

ASM is pleased to welcome Gemma Reguera, Ph.D., as Editor-in-Chief for Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM).
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