Professor Eduardo Groisman, of the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute and Yale School of Medicine Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, has been elected a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
The academy honors excellence and convenes leaders to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and advance the public good.
“We are celebrating a depth of achievements in a breath of areas,” said David Oxtoby, president of the AAAS. “These individuals excel in ways that excite us and inspire us at a time when recognizing excellence, commending expertise, and working toward the common good is absolutely essential to realizing a better future.”
The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock, and other early leaders of America with the purpose of honoring exceptionally accomplished individuals and engaging them in the betterment of society.
Professor Groisman studies the mechanisms that enable bacteria to cause disease and further human health. The Groisman lab investigates how pathogenic and commensal bacteria modify their gene expression patterns so they can survive and proliferate within host tissues and abiotic environments. Dr. Groisman’s research program investigates how bacteria survive and proliferate in mammalian hosts, using the gastroenteritis- and typhoid fever-causing Salmonella enterica, bubonic plague agent Yersinia pestis, and human gut commensal E. coli to answer a wide range of fundamental biological questions.