Denison elected to American Academy of Microbiology
By Bill Snyder
February 23, 2012
Mark Denison, M.D., Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) for “excellence, originality and creativity” in the field of microbiology.
He is among seven current Vanderbilt faculty members who are AAM fellows. The 2,700-member academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, the oldest and largest life science organization in the world.
Denison, who also is professor of Pediatrics and of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, is an internationally known expert on coronavirus biology. A coronavirus was responsible for the 2003 epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed more than 900 people worldwide.
Last year, he was among 14 Vanderbilt faculty members who were elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The AAAS honored him for “for distinguished contributions to the field of RNA virus biology, particularly for the development of coronavirus synthetic biology and discovery of proteins regulating coronavirus replication fidelity.”
Faculty Directory: Mark R. Denison, M.D.