Bacteriology professor Cameron Currie, an expert on microbial diversity, ecology and evolution, was recently named the Ira L. Baldwin Professor in Bacteriology. The five-year professorship provides an annual allocation of $20,000 to support scholarly activities.
Currie studies the ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between insects and microbes. His research, including extensive work with the charismatic leaf-cutter ant, has potential applications in fields as diverse as bioenergy development and drug discovery. He has received several awards, including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation’s highest honor for young independent researchers.This entry was posted in Awards and honors and tagged bacteriology by Nicole. Bookmark the permalink.