Ada Hagan

Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan

Senior Contributor Dr. Ada Hagan is an ASM Journals Fellow working with the ASM Journals Chair Dr. Pat Schloss in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. Her postdoctoral research focuses on representation and bias in scientific publishing, focusing on the field of microbiology. In addition to diversity, equity and inclusion, Ada is an advocate for science communication and research trainees. You can follow her on Twitter @adahagan.

Latest from Ada Hagan

Old Wives’ Tales and Garlic as an Antibiotic: Are Microbial Myths Fact or Fiction?

  • July 19, 2019
Who was the first recorded scientist? Is garlic an antimicrobial? These are some of the questions answered in "Microbial Myths II"

Altering the Academic Ecosystem: Graduate Education Reports Propose Critical Reforms

  • June 21, 2019
Two reports suggest critical reforms to graduate education. The society needs YOU to ensure that such changes become reality.

Probing the Depths of Life

  • May 24, 2019
What is the origin of life on Earth? One possible source is at the bottom of the ocean, enabling unlikely ecosystems.

How to Train Your T Cell(s): The Hidden World

  • March 29, 2019
Decades of research uncovered how immune systems protect against invaders. Now, those tools can uncover how microbes train our immune system.

A Letter to Research Mentors: How to Support Your Trainee’s Non-academic Career Development

  • Feb. 13, 2019
A compilation of tips and resources for tenure-track professors to help them engage with trainees who aren’t interested in tenure-track research positions.