Ron Breaker Among 65 Fellows Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

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February 15, 2024

The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) has elected Ron Breaker and 64 peers to the Class of 2024. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group 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 156 nominations this year, electing 65 into the 2024 Fellowship Class.

Dr. Breaker’s research contributions to the field of microbiology include the discovery of dozens of metabolite-binding riboswitches that regulate many essential bacterial genes.

Among the Class of 2024 fellows, 25% are women. Among the 2024 fellows in the U.S., 23% are from historically underrepresented ethnic groups. Moreover, there is good representation of international fellows (12%) from 6 countries outside the U.S. The Class of 2024 represents fellows from Hong Kong (Greater China), France, Germany, South Africa, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.

Learn about the 2024 Fellowship Class.