Former UW biochemist Julian Davies gets lifetime achievement award from American Society for Microbiology

Former UW biochemistry professor Julian Davies has been named recipient of the  American Society for Microbiology’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his pioneering work on antimicrobials and his distinguished leadership and service to the field of microbiology. In 1967 he took a faculty position at the UW-Madison, where he focused on studying the origins and evolution of antibiotic resistance, and later, antibiotic biosynthesis. He left here in 1980 to become Research Director of the biotechnology company, Biogen, in Geneva, Switzerland, eventually becoming President of the Geneva operation. Davies became Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia(UBC) in 1992. He retired in 1997 but continues to conduct research at UBC.