109 Fellows Elected into the Academy

Jan. 28, 2019

Washington, DC - January 28, 2019 - The American Academy of Microbiology elected 109 new Fellows in 2019. 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.

There are over 2,400 Fellows 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 2019" represents fellows from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Israel, Korea, Taiwan, and China.

  • Yousef Abu Kwaik, Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • Spiros Agathos, Ph.D., Yachay Tech University
  • Galit Alter, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Cesar Arias, M.D., Ph.D., UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • David Askew, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • Yong-Sun Bahn, Ph.D., Yonsei University
  • James Bangs, Ph.D., University at Buffalo
  • Hazel Barton, Ph.D., University of Akron
  • Anirban Basu, Ph.D., National Brain Research Center, India
  • Marcel  Behr, M.D., McGill University
  • Andrew Benson, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Thomas Bernhardt, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Daniel Bond, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • Mya Breitbart, Ph.D., University of South Florida
  • Roland Brosch, Ph.D., Institut Pasteur
  • Jason Carlyon, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Genhong Cheng, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Isabelle Coppens, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Jeffrey Cox, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D., UPMC Children's Hosopital of Pittsburgh
  • Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
  • Deborah Dean, MD., MPH, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
  • Matthew DeLisa, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Keith Derbyshire, Ph.D., Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
  • Sonya Dyhrman, Ph.D., Columbia University
  • Seamus Fanning, Ph.D., University College Dublin
  • Michael Farzan, Ph.D., Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus
  • Pinghui Feng, Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Eric Freed, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, NIH
  • Bettina Fries, M.D., Stony Brook Medicine
  • Thomas Gallagher, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
  • Guangping Gao, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Danielle Garsin, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center
  • John Gerlt, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Britt Glausinger, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Good, M.D., Ph.D., Griffith University
  • Felicia Goodrum, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Joerg Graf, Ph.D., Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
  • Simonetta Gribaldo, Ph.D., Institut Pastuer
  • Ekaterina (Katya) Heldwein, Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
  • Deborah Hogan, Ph.D., Dartmouth College
  • Deborah Hung, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Ashraf Ibrahim, Ph.D.,  LA Biomed
  • Jonathan Kagan, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Barbara Kazmierczak, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University
  • Hannah Klein, Ph.D., New York University
  • Martin Klotz, Ph.D., Washington State University
  • Arash Komeili, Ph.D.,  University of California, Berkeley
  • Joel Kostka, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
  • Robert Kranz, Ph.D.,  Washington University
  • Damian Krysan, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Carol Kumamoto, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University
  • Michael Laub, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Jay Lennon, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Petra Levin, Ph.D., Washington University
  • Ruth Ley, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
  • Jeffrey  Lifson, M.D., AIDS and Cencer Firus Program, Frederick National Laboratory
  • Xiaorong Lin, Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • Sue Lin-Chao, Ph.D., Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica
  • Michail  Lionakis , M.D., National Institutes of Health
  • Shawn Lockhart, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mycology Laboratory
  • Olga Lomovskaya, Ph.D., Qpex Biopharma, Inc.
  • Zhao-Qing Luo, Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Harmit  Malik, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Joseph  Margolick, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Jianghong Meng, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Dominique Missiakas, Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • David Murdoch, M.D., Msc, DTM&H, FRACP, FRCPA, FFSc (RCPA), University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Eleftherios Mylonakis, Ph.D., Rhode Island Hospital
  • Mairi Noverr, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry
  • Utpal Pal, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Pascual, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Segaran Pillai, Ph.D., FDA, Department Health and Human Services
  • Joseph Pogliano, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
  • Mechthild Pohlschroder, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • Manuela Raffatellu, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
  • David Rasko, Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • Philip Rather, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • Gemma Reguera, Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Charles Rock, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Antonis Rokas, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • Roy Roop, Ph.D., East Carolina University
  • Kaustuv Sanyal, Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)
  • John Schmitz, Ph.D., University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • Karen-Beth Scholthof, Ph.D., Texas A & M University
  • Gil Segal, Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University
  • Zheng-Li Shi, Ph.D., Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Anita Sil, MD, Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco
  • Viviana Simon, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • George Smith, Ph.D., University of Missouri
  • Paul Stoodley, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Ben Tall, Ph.D., Food & Drug Administration, Health & Human Services
  • David Thanassi, Ph.D., Stonybrook University
  • Alfredo Torres, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Kathleen Treseder, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • Terrence Tumpey, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Paul Turner, Ph.D., Yale University
  • Frank Van Kuppeveld, Ph.D., University of Utrecht
  • James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
  • Suzanne Walker, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
  • Paula Watnick, Ph.D., Boston Children's Hosptial, Harvard Medical School
  • Joshua  Weitz, Ph.D., Georgia Tech
  • Yu-Mei Wen, M.D., Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Institute of Medical Microbiology
  • Rachel Whitaker, Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • Tzyy-Choou Wu, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Ping Xu, Ph.D., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Kwok-Yung Yuen, M.D., The University of Hong Kong
  • Richard Zhao, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine

Author: ASM Communications

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