|Above: Dr. Albert Kapikian (l), Dr. Eugene Koonin; below, Dr. Thomas Kristie (l), Dr. Alison McBride
|Above, Dr. Hiroaki Mitsuya (l), Dr. John Patton; below, Dr. Peter Williamson (l), Dr. Thomas Wynn
Eight NIH investigators are among the 80 microbiologists recently elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. 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 2,000 fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry and government service. The new NIH fellows are:
Dr. Albert Kapikian, chief, epidemiology section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID.
Dr. Eugene Koonin, senior investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM.
Dr. Thomas Kristie, chief, molecular genetics section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID.
Dr. Alison McBride, chief, DNA tumor virus section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID.
Dr. Hiroaki Mitsuya, chief and principal investigator, experimental retrovirology section, HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch, NCI.
Dr. John Patton, chief, rotavirus molecular biology section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID.
Dr. Peter Williamson, chief, translational mycology unit, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, NIAID.
Dr. Thomas Wynn, chief, immunopathogenesis section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID.
The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM is the largest single life science society, including more than 39,000 scientists and health professionals. For more information, visit www.asm.org.