Washington, DC – February 15, 2022 – In February, the American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) elected 65 new Fellows to the Class of 2022. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the American Society for Microbiology (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 130 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2022 Fellowship Class.
There are over 2,600 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 2022 is a diverse class and represents Fellows from 10 different countries, including Australia, Canada, China (Mainland), Germany, Israel, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.
The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.
[Text: Joanna Urban/ASM]