Two Biosciences Area researchers—Natalia Ivanova and Susannah Tringe—are among 65 new Fellows elected into the American Academy of Microbiology’s 2021 class. An honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the mission of the Academy is to provide microbiological expertise in the service of science and the public. Fellows are elected annually through a highly-selective peer-review process based on their records of scientific achievement and contributions in the field of microbiology.
Natalia is a computational biologist who leads the Functional Annotation team within the Joint Genome Institute’s (JGI) Microbiome Data Science group. She also has a secondary affiliation in the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division.
Susannah was recently named EGSB Division Director, having served in that capacity on an interim basis since May 2020. She is a leader in the field of metagenomics, the study of aggregate genetic material from mixed communities of organisms, and leads the Microbial Systems group at JGI.
They join more than 2,500 distinguished scientists—who hail from around the globe and represent all subspecialties of the microbial sciences—elected to the Academy over the past 50 years. Congratulations Natalia and Susannah!