WSU Professor Guy Palmer elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Closeup of Guy Palmer
Guy Palmer

Washington State University Regents professor Guy Palmer was one of 65 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology’s Class of 2024.

Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. This year, the academy received 156 nominations, electing 65 into the 2024 Fellowship Class.

Palmer holds the Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Health and is Regents professor of pathology and infectious diseases. The founding director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, he is currently WSU’s senior director of global health and serves as chair of WSU Global Health-Kenya and president of Global Animal Health-Tanzania. He is the director of WSU’s Rabies Free Africa program, which is committed to ending human deaths due to rabies.

“Recognition by your scientific colleagues is always meaningful,” said Palmer. “The American Society for Microbiology is the preeminent infectious diseases organization not only in the U.S. but globally, and election as a fellow, their highest honor, is really rewarding. Washington State University has a broad and deep expertise in microbiology and infectious disease research, education, and translation into better health — as a fellow of the American Society for Microbiology I will work to elevate the national recognition of our expertise and mission.”

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