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The American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), just announced that M&I Professors Dirk Dittmer and J. Victor Garcia-Martinez have been elected as 2016 Fellows. Selection for fellowship is a highly competitive annual peer review process, based on scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology. Congratulations to Dirk and Victor, who join 11 other current M&I faculty members who are AAM Fellows: Ralph Baric, Mike Cohen, Peggy Cotter, Blossom Damania, Jeff Dangl, Peter Gilligan, Bill Goldman, Virginia Miller, Joe Pagano, Nancy Raab-Traub, and Ron Swanstrom.

Congratulations also to our colleague Melissa Miller, Director of UNC’s Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, who was also just elected as an AAM Fellow.

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