Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Scripps Oceanography Microbiologist Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoBradley Tebo, professor of marine microbiology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Tebo is associated with Scripps' Marine Biology Research Division and Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine.
AAM recognizes "excellence, originality and creativity in all subspecialties of the microbial sciences." Fellows are elected through a highly selective, peer-reviewed process, based on scientific achievement and original contributions to microbiology.
Tebo's research focuses on geomicrobiology, marine biotechnology, environmental microbiology and the biogeochemical cycling of metals in the environment.
"Brad has been a pioneer in establishing and understanding the role of microbes in mediating metal transformations in the environment," said Ronald Burton, director of the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps. "His work has encompassed both basic science-including the biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology of manganese oxidation-as well as more applied aspects of heavy metal detoxification. Brad's work contributes to our basic understanding of biogeochemistry and is also directly applicable to bioremediation. The election to AAM recognizes the strength of these contributions."
Tebo is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the Geochemical Society, the American Chemical Society, the Oceanography Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi.
AAM is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the world's oldest life science organization. Based in Washington, D.C., AAM has more than 2,000 fellows in 37 countries.
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