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GCRL professor selected to serve two-year term as distinguished lecturer

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) announced May 17 Dr. Jay Grimes was selected as an American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Lecturer.

Every two years, ASM selects a small group of lecturers who provide lecture titles and abstracts they are willing to present to different groups across the United States.

“It is indeed an honor to have been selected by the American Society for Microbiology’s Distinguished Lecturer committee to be a lecturer for 2016 until 2018,” Grimes said. “I am excited by this opportunity to meet and share my research with ASM colleagues nationwide.”

Grimes will serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2018.

“We are confident Dr. Grimes’ participation will help ensure the continued scientific excellence of this program,” said Heidi Kaplan, ASM Distinguished Lecturer committee chair.

Kaplan said the program makes it possible for ASM Branches to secure outstanding microbiologists as speakers at their local scientific meetings. The program stimulates attendance and participation at meetings, indirectly promotes membership, and allows Branches to bring in excellent speakers, which they often could not do without financial support of the program.