Bentley Elected to FellowshipFischell Department of Bioengineering Professor and Chair William Bentley was recently elected to Academy Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). The AAM is the honorific leadership group of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), the oldest and largest life sciences membership organization in the world. According to the ASM web site, Fellows are chosen in a highly selective process based on "distinguished scholarly achievement in microbiology...evidenced by an outstanding publication record; strong editorial board service; honorary, scientific, educational, clinical, and professional achievement awards; significant professional service record; inventions; patents; and board certification."
The society's members are involved in research and education covering a wide variety of microbes involved in beneficial processes and disease, recombinant DNA technology, energy production, recycling, food production, drug development, the environment, and industry. Bentley's research interests include metabolic engineering, modeling of genetic circuits, cellular stress responses and E. coli protein expression, bioreactor design and optimization, and insect cell and larvae/Baculovirus expression systems. Most recently he, his colleagues and students received national attention for their development of "nanofactories." (See "Side Effects May Not Include...")
Published May 31, 2007