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American Academy of Microbiology Elects Creighton Professor to Fellowship

Creighton University microbiologist Kenneth S. Thomson, Ph.D., was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Thomson is one of 87 elected this year.

Thomson, who is the director of Creighton’s Center for Research in Anti-Infectives and Biotechnology, is passionate in his quest to educate about the threat of escalating antibiotic resistance and what can be done to detect it accurately and promptly, and prevent its occurrence and spread.

His research involves clinically-oriented investigations of antibacterial agents, including the properties of new agents with special emphasis on beta-lactam and quinolone drugs that are used to treat bacterial infections, resistance mechanisms, especially beta-lactamases, and the relevance and accuracy of tests to determine antibiotic susceptibility and to detect resistance mechanisms.

For information about election to the Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, please visit: http://academy.asm.org/index.php/fellows-info.