Kazmierczak and Turner elected fellows of American Academy of Microbiology

Barbara Kazmierczak and Paul Turner
Barbara Kazmierczak and Paul Turner

Yale’s Barbara Kazmierczak and Paul Turner are among 109 new Fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology.

Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

Kazmierczak, professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and professor of microbial pathogenesis, has investigated how bacteria with which we come into daily contact can become pathogens capable of causing severe, life-threatening infections.

She also serves as director of the MD-PhD program at Yale.

Turner, the Elihu Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, studies the evolutionary genetics and genomics of viruses. His lab’s work has advanced the use of phage therapy, or the use of bacteria-killing viruses, to combat infections.

There are now more than 2,400 Fellows representing all subspecialties of the microbial sciences and involved in basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. The “Class of 2019” represents fellows from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Israel, Korea, Taiwan, and China, as well as the United States.

The new fellows will be recognized June 22 at American Society for Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.

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