2023 ASM Award & Prize Recipients
ASM congratulates the 2023 ASM Award & Prize recipients for their achievements in research, education and leadership. The ASM Awards & Prize program is managed by the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within ASM. The mission of the Academy is to recognize microbiologists for outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences and to provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. The Academy and ASM thank the Corporate Council for supporting the ASM Awards program.
Lorraine Findlay, Ph.D.
Recognizes outstanding contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in the microbial sciences. This award is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President (elected in 1928).
Kim Lewis, Ph.D.
Recognizes an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements in the development of products, processes and technologies that have advanced the microbial sciences.
Eugene Koonin, Ph.D.
Recognizes an outstanding scientist whose discoveries have been fundamental to advancing our understanding of the microbial world.
James Morton, Ph.D.
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished research achievements in the development of products, processes and technologies that have advanced the microbial sciences.
Jeremy Rock, Ph.D.
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished basic research achievements in the microbial sciences.
Maria Eugenia Inda, Ph.D.
Recognizes an early career investigator with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric settings.
Ronald Griffith, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., DACVM
Recognizes general excellence in microbiology education. Education is broadly defined and meant to include any and all activities that inform and motivate students about the discipline of microbiology.
John Coates, Ph.D.
Recognizes an outstanding scientist with distinguished research achievements that have improved our understanding of microbes in the environment, including aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric settings.
Charles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D.
Recognizes an outstanding scientist/clinical microbiologist with distinguished research achievements or a record of innovation and advancement of the clinical microbiology profession. This award represents the merging of the BD Research and Sonnenwirth Awards given annually since 1978 and 1986, respectively.
Robert Jerris, Ph.D.
Recognizes outstanding contributions through service to the microbiological community.
Amy Siegesmund, Ph.D.
Recognizes an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement.
James Collins, Ph.D.
Recognizes distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology. This award honors D.C. White, who was known for his interdisciplinary scientific approach and for being a dedicated and inspiring mentor.
Martin Wiedmann, Dr. Med. Vet., Ph.D.
Recognizes a researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of public health and the discovery of new pathogens. This award is given in honor of Elizabeth O. King who pioneered methods to identify and classify medically important pathogens during her time at CDC and is supported by The New York Community Trust-Audrey Rheinstrom and Anne Blevins Fund.
Irene Newton, Ph.D.
Recognizes a microbiologist from a historically underrepresented group who is both an accomplished scientist and has a proven record of delivering engaging and outstanding lectures.
James M. Tiedje, Ph.D
ASM's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbial sciences.
Benjamin Callahan, Ph.D.Recognizes distinguished research achievements to support open data practices, development of standards and processes for data quality and sharing, and data workflows and management best practices that have advanced the microbial sciences.
Shahida Hasnain, Ph.D.
This award, named in honor of Professor Moselio Schaechter, former ASM President, recognizes a scientist who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment towards the substantial furthering of the profession of microbiology in research, education or technology in the developing world.
James Pusavat, B.S.
Recognizes an outstanding bench-level clinical microbiologist involved in routine diagnostic work that has distinguished her- or himself by excellent performance. The award was established by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an active member of ASM's Clinical Microbiology Division, in honor of her grandfather, Professor Morris Scherago.
Kishana Taylor, Ph.D. and Ariangela Kozik, Ph.D.
Recognizes outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of minorities and in increasing diversity in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African Americans to join the ASM.