Faculty Awards and Honors

Faculty members in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology have been well-recognized for their achievements.
Award Faculty
American Society for Microbiology Award for Basic Research (2019) Heitman
American Society for Microbiology Award for Early Career Basic Research (2019) Heaton
National Academy of Sciences Member

PetesJoklik

HeitmanJinks-Robertson

National Academy of Medicine Joklik
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member

PetesHeitman

Jinks-Robertson

Association of American Physicians Member Heitman
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

MarchukCoyne

TobinLodge

LuftigPetes

HeitmanMitchell

KeeneCullen

Jinks-RobertsonCardenas-Corona

ValdiviaMatsunami

McCuskerSullivan

Rawls

American Society for Clinical Investigation Fellow

HeitmanChi

American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

MitchellCoyne

KeeneJoklik

HeitmanPetes

CullenJinks-Robertson

ValdiviaRawls

LodgeHarrell

Whitehead Scholar Award

ValdiviaCoers

SilverKo

TobinHorner

DavidYan

HeatonSmith

ScaglioneLowe

Mallinckrodt Foundation Award Tobin
NIH New Innovator Award Tobin
Searle Scholar Tobin, David
Vallee Scholar Award Tobin
Beckman Young Investigator David
Alfred P. Sloan Research Award David
10 Scientists to Watch in 2016

David

Hartwell Foundation Award

DavidHeaton

Silver

Trice-Holland Scholars Award

SilverMarchuk

KeeneYan

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund

HeitmanCoyne

HeatonDavid

ValdiviaChi

CoersHorner

Lodge

Pew Foundation

ValdiviaRawls

Keene

Squibb Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Heitman
AMGEN Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Heitman
MERIT award from the NIH/NIAID Heitman
Duke Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research Heitman
Duke Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Award Heitman
Stanley Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation Heitman
Distinguished Mycologist Award, Mycological Society of America Heitman
Elected Member of the German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina Heitman
Rhoda Benham Award from the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas Heitman
Billy Cooper Award from the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas Mitchell
Duke Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science Research Cullen
Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science Research (2013) Cullen
ASM Merck Irving Sigal Award ValdiviaKo
Christina Fleischmann Award for Young Women Investigators Horner
Seymour & Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award Horner
ASM Young Investigator Award

HornerKo

TobinCoers

March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Scholar (2004-2006) Sullivan
Board of the Genetics Society of America Jinks-Robertson
Elected Treasurer and appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Cancer Institute Jinks-Robertson
Honorary Member of the LA-and-Related-Proteins Society (LARP) Keene
Creativity award from the National Science Foundation Keene
Henry Kunkel Honorary Society Keene
Arthritis Foundation’s Devil’s Bag Award Keene
Executive Board for the International Epstein-Barr Virus Association Luftig
Invited Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Lecturer at the International Herpesvirus workshop Luftig
F1000 Prime Faculty Member Luftig
Eli Lilly Molecular Biology Contact Award Cullen
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award Cullen
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Distinguished Alumni Award Cullen
Most cited AIDS researchers by Science (Heavy Hitters in AIDS, Vol.260, p.1262, 1993) Cullen
Appointed honorary position of Visiting Professor by the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London Cullen
Distinguished Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Durham University, UK Cullen
Visiting Professorship by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Warwick, UK Cullen
Listed as being in the top 1% of the world’s most “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics at Web of Science (2001-present) Cullen
James B. Duke Professors

CullenHeitman

Jinks-Robertson, Keene

Marchuk

Minnie Geller Professor Petes
Chair of Division F of the ASM Mitchell
Scholar for the Roche Foundation for Anemia Research Chi
President and Vice President of the Genetics Society of America Petes
Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize from Duke University School of Medicine Tobin
Thomas Langord Lectureship Award from Duke University Tobin
Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal from the Genetics Society of America (2013) Petes
Ruth K. Broad Faculty Scholar in Neuroscience (2015) Silver
American Society for Virology Coyne
Mary Bernheim Distinguished Professor Jinks-Robertson
Cozzarelli Prize for best 2013 Biomedical Sciences Publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Coyne
American Heart Association Pennsylvania/Delaware Affiliate Excellence Award Coyne
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Coyne
Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Coyne
National Academy of Inventors Fellow Lodge
Academy of Science, St. Louis, Trustee's Award Lodge
G-POP Predoctoral Fellowship Lodge

Editorial Positions

Faculty members in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology have served in the following editorial positions:

Jan-Tsen Ashley Chi  
2009 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2017 - Present Editor, BMC Medical Genomics
Editor, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Jörn Coers  
2010 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2017-2019 Editorial Board, Infection & Immunity
2018-Present PLoS Pathogens Pearls Editor
2018-Present Pathogens and Disease co-editor in chief
Carolyn Coyne  
2009 - 2017 Faculty Member, Faculty of 1000 (Virology)
2010 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
2013 - Present Editorial Board, Virology
2014 - 2016 Associate Editor, RNA viruses, PLoS Pathogens
2015 - 2017 Senior Editor, mSphere
2015 - 2021 Standing member, NIH Study Section, NIAID VIRA
2015 - Present Mini-Review Editor, Journal of Virology
2015 - Present Opinions Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2017 - Present Editorial Board, mBio
2018 - Present Board of Reviewing
Bryan Cullen  
1990-1994 Associate Editor, Cell
1990-2007 Editorial Board, AIDS
1991 - Present Editorial Board, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
1994-2005
2006-Present
Associate Editor , Virology
Editorial Board, Virology
1997-2001 Editorial Board, Cell Growth & Differentiation
1988 - 2002;
2005 - Present
Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
2000 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
2001-2006 Associate Editor, Current Molecular Medicine
2004 - Present Editorial Board, RNA Biology
2005 - 2014 Editorial Board Member, Molecular Cell
2005 - Present Editorial Board, Future Virology
2007 - 2016 Editorial Board, Open Virology Journal
2009 - Present Associate Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2009 - 2016 Editorial Board, Journal of Virological Methods
2011 - Present Editorial Board, MicroRNA
2018 - Present Editoral Board, RNA
Lawrence David  
2017 - Present Board of Advisors, Genome Magazine
Fred Dietrich  
2011 - 2015 Associate Editor, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Joseph Heitman  
2001 - 2010 Associate Editor, Mycopathologia
2001 - 2014 Editor, Current Genetics
2001 - Present Associate Editor, Fungal Genetics and Biology
2002 - 2012 Editor, Eukaryotic Cell
2006 - Present Editorial Board, PLoS Biology
2006 - Present Editorial Board, Current Biology
2006 - Present Editorial Board, Cell Host & Microbe
2007 - 2012 Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
2008 - 2012 Editorial Board, The Open Tropical Medicine Journal
2008 - 2011 Section Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2009 - 2012 Editorial Board, Virulence
2010 - 2017 Editorial Board, Journal of Molecular Medicine
2011 - Present Editorial Board, Fungal Biology Reviews
2011 - Present Editorial Board, PLoS Pathogens Pearls Editor
2012 - 2017 Associate Editor, Genetics
2012 - Present Associate Editor, PLoS Genetics
2012 - Present F1000 Research, Editorial Board Member
2012 - Present Microbiology Spectrum, Associate Editor
2012 - Present Academic Editor, PeerJ
2013 - 2015 Eukaryotic Cell, Editorial Board
2013 - Present mBio, Board of Editors
2014 - Present PLOS Pathogens, Senior Pearls Editor
2018 - Present

Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology,
Fungal Pathogenesis

Stacy Horner  
2014 - 2018 Academic Editor, PeerJ
2015 - 2018 Academic Editor, PLoS One
2016 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
2016 - Present Editorial Board, Virology
2017- Present Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry
Sue Jinks-Robertson  
1993 - 1997 Associate Editor, Genetics
2008 - Present Associate Editor, DNA Repair
2012 - Present Associate Editor, PLoS Genetics
Jack Keene  
1983 - 2007 Editorial Board, Virology
1985 - 1995 Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
1991 - 2008 Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology
1992 - 2000 Editor, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
1995 - 2002 Editorial Board, Molecular Diversity
2000 - 2005 Editor-in-Chief, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
2001 - Present Editorial Board, Nature Molecule Pages
2003 - 2008 Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry
2005 - Present Associate Editor, RNA Biology
2008 - Present Associate Editor, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIRES): RNA
Dennis Ko  
2013 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
Jennifer Lodge  
Present Editorial Board, The Cell Surface
2010 - 2015 Editorial Board, Eukaryotic Cell
Present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Microbiology
2008 - 2011 Editorial Board, Molecular Microbiology
Micah Luftig  
2009 - 2014 Academic Editor, PLoS One
2014 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
Douglas Marchuk  
2011 - Present Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
Hiroaki Matsunami  
2006 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2009 - Present Editoral Board, Frontiers in Neurobiology: Neural Circuits
2013 - Present Academic Editor, PeerJ
John McCusker  
2010 - 2015 Editorial Board, Eukaryotic Cell
2011 - Present Associate Editor, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
John Rawls  
2008 - Present Associate Editor, Gut Microbes
2012 - 2018 Academic Editor, PLoS One
2015 - Present Editorial Board Member, mSystems
Matt Scaglione  
2016 - Present Editor, American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory,
Integrative and Comparative Physicology
Debra Silver  
2010 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2012 - Present Editorial Board Member, PeerJ
2018 - Present Board Member Cajal Club
2019 - Present Editorial Board, Developmental Neuroscience
2019 - Present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Neuroscience
Beth Sullivan  
2006 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2010 - 2013 Associate Editor, Chromosome Research
2010 - Present Associate Editor, PLoS Genetics
2012 - Present Editorial Board Member, PeerJ
2013 - 2019 Executive Editor, Chromosome Research
2020 - Present Co-Editor-in-Chief, Chromosome Research
David Tobin  
2011 - Present Academic Editor, PLoS One
2015 - Present Monitoring Editor, Disease Models and Mechanisms
2016 - Present Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity
Raphael Valdivia  
2006 - 2013 Academic Editor, PLoS One
2007 - 2013 Associate Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2008 - Present Member Faculty of 1000
2012 - Present Consulting Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
2014 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Bacteriology
2014 - Present Section Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2015 - Present Editorial Board, Pathogens and Disease
Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity
Dong Yan  
2014 - Present Academic Editor, PeerJ
2018 - Present Academic Editor, PLOS One