Eric Johnson honored by Society for Industrial Microbiology

Eric Johnson, professor in the Department of Bacteriology and the UW Food Research Institute, was selected to receive the 2008 Waksman Outstanding Educator Award from the Society for Industrial Microbiology. The award recognizes scientists who have made significant research contributions to their field. Johnson’s research focuses on Clostridium botulinum — its control, toxins, and genetics — and the use of naturally occurring antimicrobials in food. His instructional efforts include teaching Bacteriology/Food Science 670, Trends in Food Safety: Epidemiology, Physiology and Control.