The American Academy of Microbiology has named Drs. Dan Gottschling and Maxine Linial, both of the Basic Sciences Division, as 2012 fellows. Linial, a molecular biologist, researches how animal viruses could affect human health. Cell biologist Gottschling studies cellular aging processes.
They join 78 other microbiologists the AAM is honoring this year. They will receive formal recognition at a June 19 luncheon during the group's general meeting in San Francisco.
The AAM elects fellows annually through a highly selective, peer-reviewed process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. There are more than 2,000 fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry and government service. The AAM is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world's oldest and largest life science organization.
Other Hutchinson Center AAM fellows include:
[Adapted from an American Academy of Microbiology news release]