‚ÄčThe American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group and scientific think tank within the American Society for Microbiology. The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientists for outstanding contributions to microbiology and provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. The Academy is pleased to announce the 2022 Governors' and Subcommittee on Elections' leadership election results. ASM and the Academy are excited to welcome this new leadership and look forward to serving the mission of the Academy with them.

Fellows Elected as Academy Governors

The Governors set the Academy’s strategic direction, elect fellows to the Academy, develop new topics for colloquia and establish new programs and initiatives consistent with its overall mission. Those elected will begin their 3-year terms on July 1, 2022.

Chair-Elect*

Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

Vanessa Sperandio, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

*Will begin a 1-year term as Chair-Elect in 2022, and then start a 3-year term as Chair in 2023.

Divison Group 1

Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D., D(ABMM)

Scientific Director, Copan Diagnostics, Inc.

Reelected as Academy Governors

Susan Golden, Ph.D.

Susan Golden, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, University of California, San Diego

Susan Weiss, Ph.D.

Susan Weiss, Ph.D.

Co-director of Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Diseases , University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Fellows Elected To the Subcommittee on Elections

The Subcommittee on Elections examines the credentials of nominees to fellowship and makes election recommendations to the Governors. Those elected will begin their 4-year terms on July 1, 2022.

Divison Group 1

Peter Lipke, Ph.D.

Peter Lipke, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Brooklyn College CUNY

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.

Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota

Divison Group 2

Hank Seifert, Ph.D.

Hank Seifert, Ph.D.

John Edward Porter Professor of Biomedical Science, Northwestern University

Photini Sinnis, M.D.

Photini Sinnis, M.D.

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brenda Anne Wilson, Ph.D.

Brenda Anne Wilson, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Divison Group 3

Steven W. Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Steven W. Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Mossman Professor of Microbiology, The University of Tennessee

Division Group  4

Mya Breitbart, Ph.D.

Mya Breitbart, Ph.D.

Professor, University of South Florida

N. Louise Glass, Ph.D.

N. Louise Glass, Ph.D.

Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, The University of California-Berkeley

Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D.

Michael J. Imperiale, Ph.D.

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology , University of Michigan


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