Welsh elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

By Sandra Gray

UMass Medical School Communications

April 17, 2014
Raymond Welsh, PhD
Raymond Welsh, PhD

Raymond Welsh, PhD, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Bestowed by the American Society for Microbiology, the world’s oldest and largest life sciences organization, in a highly selective peer-review process, the honor recognizes scientific achievement and original contributions to the field of microbiology.

Dr. Welsh, professor of pathology and microbiology & physiological systems, focuses his research on analyzing basic mechanisms of viral immunology and immunopathology. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in 2011, and in 2004 received a highly selective 10-year, $4 million Method to Extend Research in Time award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Welsh joins Jeremy Luban, MD, and Trudy Morrison, PhD, as 2014 AAM fellows. Other UMMS faculty previously elected as AAM fellows are:

  • Roger J. Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology
  • James Reid Gilmore, PhD, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology
  • Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems
  • Allan S. Jacobson, PhD, the Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology and chair and professor of microbiology & physiological systems
  • Martin G. Marinus, PhD, professor emeritus of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology
  • Thoru Pederson, PhD, the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology
  • George B. Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell & developmental biology

Learn more at the ASM website.

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