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ICREA researcher Toni Gabaldón. Photo / IRB Barcelona.

Dr. Toni Gabaldon, elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

The American Academy of Microbiology has elected Dr. Toni Gabaldón, ICREA researcher and head of the Comparative Genomics lab at IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), to the 2024 Fellowship Class. The Academy is an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and its members are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their record of scientific achievements and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. This year the Academy received 156 nominations, of which 65 were admitted into the 2024 Class.

Dr. Toni Gabaldón has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of microbiology. His groundbreaking research in comparative genomics and evolutionary biology has provided deep insights into microbial evolution, function, and diversity. His work has not only advanced our understanding of microbial genomes but also highlighted their impact on human health and disease.

“I am deeply honoured to be elected to the American Academy of Microbiology. This recognition is not just a personal milestone but a testament to the collective effort of my team and collaborators. We are driven by our curiosity about the microbial world, and it’s incredibly gratifying to see our contributions acknowledged by such a prestigious institution,” Dr. Gabaldon stated.

“Academy Fellowship signifies a distinguished accolade, and I am delighted to extend my congratulations and warm welcome to Dr. Gabaldón as a member of the 2024 Cohort. Fellows are an outstanding assembly of scientists whose contributions have propelled discipline and whose knowledge benefits both the scientific community and broader society,” said Dr. Vanessa Sperandio, chair of the academy governors.

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