February 2, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 5

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Dr. John Alderete elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Dr. John F. Alderete, professor of microbiology, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. He is honored for a distinguished career in infectious disease research. Dr. Alderete has investigated the molecular pathogenesis and virulence factors of the sexually transmitted disease, trichomonas vaginalis, which affects millions of women worldwide.

Academy fellows are elected by their peers based on their records of outstanding contributions to microbiology, scientific achievement and leadership. Academy fellows represent 35 countries and all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry and government service. Dr. Alderete is one of only 1,700 scientists elected to academy fellowship in the history of the organization.

The American Academy of Microbiology is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 42,000 members worldwide. The ASM mission is to advance the microbiological sciences and promote the use of scientific knowledge for improved health, economic and environmental well-being. The American Academy of Microbiology provides microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public.