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ORNL Environmental Microbiologist Honored by Microbiology Academy
Published: May 23, 2005
Posted: June 20, 2005

Dr. Jizhong (Joe) Zhou, Distinguished R&D Staff Scientist in the Microbial Genomics and Ecology Group, Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) as a Fellow. AAM is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), which is the world's oldest life science organization. This honor recognizes Dr. Zhou's many contributions to environmental microbiology in support of DOE mission aims in a variety of BER-funded programs in microbial genomics and environmental restoration.

Contact: Dan Drell, SC-23.1, (301) 903-4742
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.1 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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