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Feb. 21, 2023

​​​​The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) has elected Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi and 64 peers to the Class of 2023. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of microbiology. 

Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi

The 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. Out of 148 nominations received this year, only 65 were elected to the 2023 Fellowship Class, with Prof. Mizrahi being one of the 16 international scientists among the honorees. 

“Academy Fellowship represents a prestigious honor, and it is my pleasure to congratulate and welcome Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi to the 2023 Class. Fellows are an exceptional group of scientists whose contributions have moved the field forward and whose expertise serves science and society," said Arturo Casadevall, M.D. Ph.D., Chair of the Academy Governors. 

Prof. Mizrahi is a member of the Department of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Goldman Sonnenfeldt School of Sustainability & Climate Change, and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. 

Prof. Mizrahi's research has provided critical insights into the complex interactions between host animals and their gut microbiomes. His work has revealed how changes in the gut microbiome can impact an animal's health and well-being, as well as the surrounding environment. With his election to the Academy's Fellowship Class, Prof. Mizrahi joins a distinguished group of microbiologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field.

Fellows hail from all around the globe. The Class of 2023 represents fellows from 11 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China (Mainland), France, Germany, India, Israel, Singapore, the U.K., and the U.S. 

Learn about the 2023 Fellowship Class. 

The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 30,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications, and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry, and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.