FACULTY AWARDS AND HONORS

Faculty members in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology have been well-recognized for their achievements, including several that are fellows or members of the National Academy of Sciences (Petes and Joklik), the Institute of Medicine (Joklik), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Petes), the Association of American Physicians (Heitman), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Marchuk, Petes, Heitman, Mitchell, Keene, Cullen, Jinks-Robertson, Cardenas, Valdivia, Matsunami, Aballay, McCuskerSullivan, and Rawls), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (Heitman, Chi), and the American Academy of Microbiology (Mitchell, Keene, Joklik, Heitman, Petes, Cullen, Jinks-Robertson, and Harrell).

Ten faculty have received Whitehead Scholar awards (AballayValdivia, Coers, Silver, Ko, Tobin, Horner, David, Yan, and Heaton), and four have received ICAAC Young Investigator awards (CoersTobin, Aballay, and Ko). One has received a Mallinckrodt Foundation Award, an NIH New Innovator Award, was named a Searle Scholar, and received a Vallee Foundation Young Investigator Award (Tobin). One  was named a Searle Scholar, named a Beckman Young Investigator, selected for the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Award, and named one of the 10 Scientists to Watch in 2016 (David), and two received a Hartwell Foundation Award (David and Silver).  Three were awarded a Trice-Holland Scholars award (Silver, Marchuk, Keene), and one received the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal (Petes). Several investigators have been supported or are currently supported by The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Heitman, Valdivia, Chi, Coers, Horner) and the Pew Foundation (Valdivia, Rawls, Keene). One faculty member has received the Squibb Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the AMGEN Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a MERIT award from the NIH/NIAID, and a Research Mentoring Award for Translational Research (Heitman), one was awarded the Billy Cooper Award from the Medical Mycology Society of the Americas (Mitchell), and one received a Research Mentoring Award for Basic Science Research (Cullen).  Another received the ASM Merck Irving Sigal Award (Valdivia). One received the March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar Award (Sullivan).  One received the Christina Fleischmann Award for Young Women Investigators, the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Young Investigator Award, and the ASM Young Investigator Award (Horner).  One faculty member served on the Board of the Genetics Society of American and is currently the elected Treasurer and appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Cancer Institute (Jinks-Robertson).  One was an Honorary Member of the LA-and-Related-Proteins Society (LARP), received a creativity award from the National Science Foundation, elected to the Henry Kunkel Honorary Society, received the Arthritis Foundation’s Devil’s Bag Award, and an American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award (Keene). One faculty member was elected to the Executive Board for the International Epstein-Barr Virus Association, was an invited Priscilla Schaffer Memorial Lecturer at the International Herpesvirus workshop, and an F1000 Prime Faculty Member (Luftig).  One received the Eli Lilly Molecular Biology Contact Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Distinguished Alumni Award, listed as one of the most cited AIDS researchers by Science (Heavy Hitters in AIDS, Vol.260, p.1262, 1993), appointed honorary position of Visiting Professor by the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London, awarded a Distinguished Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Durham University, UK, named one of the Top Peer Reviewers for the Journal of Virology, awarded a Visiting Professorship by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Warwick, UK, and listed as one of the world’s most “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters (Cullen).

Five faculty members are endowed distinguished professors at Duke including four James B. Duke Professors (CullenHeitman, Keene, Marchuk), and a Minnie Geller Professor (Petes).

In addition, faculty members have served as Chair of Division F of the ASM (Mitchell), Scholar for the Roche Foundation for Anemia Research (Chi), and President and Vice President of the Genetics Society of America (Petes).

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

Alejandro Aballay
2006 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2009 - PresentInternational Journal of Physiology Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
2010 - PresentJournal of Pathogens
2010 - 2015Virulence
2012 - 2017Consulting Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
2013PLOS Genetics, Associate Editor
2014 - PresentJournal of Genetics and Genome Research, Member of the Editorial Board
Maria Cardenas
2007 - 2009Academic Editor, PLoS One
2012 - PresentEditorial Board, Eukaryotic Cell
Jen-Tsan Ashley Chi
2009 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2017 - PresentEditor, BMC Medical Genomics
Editor, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
Jörn Coers
2010 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2010 - PresentEditorial Board, PLoS Once
Bryan Cullen
1991 - PresentEditorial Board, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
1988 - 2002;
2005 - Present
Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
2000 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
2004 - PresentEditorial Board, RNA Biology
2005 - PresentEditorial Board Member, Molecular Cell
2005 - PresentEditorial Board, Future Virology
2007 - PresentEditorial Board, Open Virology Journal
2009 - PresentAssociate Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2009 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Virological Methods
Lawrence David
2017 - PresentBoard of Advisors, Genome Magazine
Fred Dietrich
2011 - PresentAssociate Editor, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Joseph Heitman
2001 - 2010Associate Editor, Mycopathologia
2001 - 2014Editor, Current Genetics
2001 - PresentAssociate Editor, Fungal Genetics and Biology
2002 - 2012Editor, Eukaryotic Cell
2006 - PresentEditorial Board, PLoS Biology
2006 - PresentEditorial Board, Current Biology
2006 - PresentEditorial Board, Cell Host & Microbe
2007 - 2012Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
2008 - 2012Editorial Board, The Open Tropical Medicine Journal
2008 - 2011Section Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2009 - 2012Editorial Board, Virulence
2010 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Molecular Medicine
2011 - PresentEditorial Board, Fungal Biology Reviews
2011 - PresentEditorial Board, PLoS Pathogens Pearls Editor
2012 - PresentEditor, Genetics
2012 - PresentAssociate Editor, PLoS Genetics
2012 - PresentF1000 Research, Editorial Board Member
2012 - PresentMicrobiology Spectrum, Associate Editor
2012 - PresentAcademic Editor, PeerJ
2013 - 2015Eukaryotic Cell, Editorial Board
2013 - PresentmBio, Board of Editors
2014 - PresentPLOS Pathogens, Senior Pearls Editor
Stacy Horner
2014 - PresentEditorial Board, PeerJ
2015 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2016 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Virology
2016 - PresentEditorial Board, Virology
2017- PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry
Sue Jinks-Robertson
1993 - 1997Associate Editor, Genetics
2008 - PresentAssociate Editor, DNA Repair
2012 - PresentAssociate Editor, PLoS Genetics
Jack Keene
1983 - 2007Editorial Board, Virology
1985 - 1995Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
1991 - 2008Editorial Board, Molecular and Cellular Biology
1992 - 2000Editor, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
1995 - 2002Editorial Board, Molecular Diversity
2000 - 2005Editor-in-Chief, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
2001 - PresentEditorial Board, Nature Molecule Pages
2003 - 2008Editorial Board, Journal of Biological Chemistry
2005 - PresentAssociate Editor, RNA Biology
2008 - PresentAssociate Editor, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIRES): RNA
Dennis Ko
2013 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
Micah Luftig
2009 - 2014Academic Editor, PLoS One
2014 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Virology
Douglas Marchuk
2011 - PresentAssociate Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
Hiroaki Matsunami
2006 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2009 - PresentEditoral Board, Frontiers in Neurobiology: Neural Circuits
2013 - PresentAcademic Editor, PeerJ
John McCusker
2010 - PresentEditorial Board, Eukaryotic Cell
2011 - PresentAssociate Editor, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
David Pickup
1988 - PresentEditorial Board, Virology
John Rawls
2008 - PresentAssociate Editor, Gut Microbes
2012 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
Debra Silver
2010 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2012 - PresentEditorial Board Member, PeerJ
Beth Sullivan
2006 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2010 - PresentAssociate Editor, Chromosome Research
2010 - PresentAssociate Editor, PLoS Genetics
2012 - PresentEditorial Board Member, PeerJ
2013 - PresentExecutive Editor, Chromosome Research
David Tobin
2011 - PresentAcademic Editor, PLoS One
2015 - presentMonitoring Editor, Disease Models and Mechanisms
2016 - presentEditorial Board, Infection and Immunity
Raphael Valdivia
2006 - 2013Academic Editor, PLoS One
2007 - 2013Associate Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2008 - PresentMember Faculty of 1000
2012 - PresentConsulting Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation
2014 - PresentEditorial Board, Journal of Bacteriology
2014 - PresentSection Editor, PLoS Pathogens
2015 - presentEditorial Board, Pathogens and Disease
Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity