65 Fellows Elected into the American Academy of Microbiology

Feb. 16, 2021

Washington, DC – February 16, 2021 – In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 65 new Fellows to the Class of 2021. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 150 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2021 Fellowship Class. 

There are over 2,500 Fellows in the Academy representing all subspecialties of the microbial sciences and involved in basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. In addition, Fellows hail from all around the globe. The Class of 2021 is a diverse class and represents Fellows from 11 different countries, including Australia, Canada, China (Mainland), France, Ireland, Sweden, Slovenia, Mexico, and Singapore, the U.K. and the U.S.

The 2021 Academy Fellows are:

· Alex Andrianopoulos, Ph.D., University of Melbourne

· Robert Arkowitz, Ph.D., Institute of Biology Valrose, Université Côte d’Azur

· Esther Babady, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FIDSA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

· Frédéric Barras, Ph.D., Pasteur Institute

· Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

· Tanja Bosak, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

· Samuel Brown, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

· Lynn Bry, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital

· Daniel Buckley, Ph.D., Cornell University

· Geraldine Butler, Ph.D., University College Dublin

· Mary Carrington, Ph.D., Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

· Maurizio Del Poeta, M.D., Stony Brook University

· David Denning, MB BS FRCP FRCPath DCH FMedSci, University of Manchester

· Marie Elliot, Ph.D., McMaster University

· Mario Feldman, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

· Heinz Feldmann, M.D., Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

· Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

· Sarah Fortune, M.D., Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

· Sarah Gaffen, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

· Darren Higgins, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

· Tobias Hohl, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

· Wei-Shau Hu, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

· Natalia Ivanova, Ph.D., Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

· Timothy Y. James, Ph.D., University of Michigan

· Shibo Jiang, M.D., Fudan University

· Hanna Johannesson, Ph.D., Uppsala University

· Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

· Christina Kellogg, Ph.D., United States Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

· Shabaana Abdul Khader, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

· Sabra Klein, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

· Gerald Koudelka, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

· Andrew Kropinski, Ph.D., University of Guelph

· Andy LiWang, Ph.D., University of California Merced

· Kenneth Marians, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

· Julie Maupin-Furlow, Ph.D., University of Florida

· Alexander McAdam, M.D., Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

· John McCutcheon, Ph.D., Arizona State University

· Robert McLean, Ph.D., Texas State University

· Silvia Moreno, Ph.D., University of Georgia

· Joseph Mougous, Ph.D., University of Washington

· Mitzi Nagarkatti, Ph.D, University of South Carolina School of Medicine

· Lishomwa Ndhlovu, M.D., Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine

· Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

· Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

· Jennifer Philips, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

· Mario Poljak, M.D., Ph.D., University of Ljubljana

· Gregory Priebe, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

· Venigalla Rao, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

· John Franklin Rawls, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine

· Christopher Rensing, Ph.D., Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

· Meritxell Riquelme, Ph.D., Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada

· Natividad Ruiz, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

· James Samuel, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

· Alastair Simpson, Ph.D., Dalhousie University

· Brajesh Singh, Ph.D., Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University

· Ramunas Stepanauskas, Ph.D., Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

· Timothy Stinear, Ph.D., Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne

· W. Edward Swords, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

· Linda Thomashow, Ph.D., Agricultural Research Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture / Washington State University

· Victor Torres, Ph.D., New York University School of Medicine

· Susannah Tringe, Ph.D., Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

· David Valentine, Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara

· Cari Vanderpool, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

· Linfa Wang, Ph.D., Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

· Elina Zúñiga, Ph.D., University of California San Diego


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