Washington, DC – March 2, 2016 – In January, the American Academy of Microbiology elected 78 new Fellows. Fellows of the Academy 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. They represent all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. In addition, Fellows hail from all around the globe. The “class of 2016” includes Fellows from the U.S., Canada, Spain, India, France, Australia, China, and the United Kingdom.
The 2016 Academy Fellows are:
J. Andrew Alspaugh, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
Annaliesa Anderson, Pfizer, Inc., Pearl River, N.Y.
Alan Barrett, UTMB, Galveston, Texas
Yasmine Belkaid, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
Jason Brenchley, NIAID/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
David Brow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Eric Brown, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Corina Brussaard, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Den Burg, Texel, Netherlands
Craig Cameron, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
Dee Carter, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
John Coates, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Julia P. Cooper, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
K. Heran Darwin, New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
James DeCaprio, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
Antonio Di Pietro, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Dirk Dittmer, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Michael Emerman, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.
Joanne Engel, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
Alan Engelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass.
Bryce Falk, University of California-Davis, Davis, Calif.
Steven Finkel, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Nancy Freitag, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Jose Victor Garcia-Martinez, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jean-Marc Ghigo, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Paul Gollnick, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Richard Gomer, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
John Gunn, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Kim Hasenkrug, National Institutes of Health, Hamilton, Mont.
Alan Hauser, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Christopher Hayes, University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Ian Head, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Erik Hewlett, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Va.
Kent Hill, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Neil Hunter, University of California-Davis, Davis, Calif.
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Michael Jennings, Griffiths University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
Kenneth Kaye, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
James Konopka, State University of New York-Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
John Leong, Tufts University School of Medicine, Medford, Mass.
Erin Lipp, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Frank Loeffler, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Martin Maiden¸ University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Edward Marcotte, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
William Margolin, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas
Melissa Miller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Aaron Neiman, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Lisa Nolan, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Kim Orth, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Petra Oyston, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Joseph Sryiyal Malik Peiris, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
David Popham, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, India
Thomas Richards, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Roy Robins-Browne, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Nina Salama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.
Christopher Sassetti, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.
Patrick Schloss, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Feng Shao, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Jay Solnick, University of California-Davis, Davis, Calif.
Erik Sontheimer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass.
William Steinbach, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.
Andres Vazquez-Torres, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
Karen Visick, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
David Walker, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Steven Wilhelm, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
Ian Wilson, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.
Elizabeth Winzeler, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Alan Wolfe, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Gerard Wong, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
Alexandra Worden, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, Calif.
Floyd Wormley, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Daniel Wozniak, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientific excellence, as well as foster knowledge and understanding in the microbiological sciences. For more information about the American Society for Microbiology, visit http://www.asm.org.