Baric Elected to American Academy for Microbiology

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Ralph Baric, PhD, professor of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected to the American Academy for Microbiology. He will be recognized at the Academy Fellows luncheon in San Diego on May 26, 2010.

Dr. Baric and 77 other microbiologists will join the academy. Fellows are elected yearly after going through a highly selective, peer-review process. Candidates are analyzed in terms of their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology.

Dr. Baric has dedicated a lot of his research to vaccine development and the study of RNA virus transcription, replication and recombination. He has also written or appeared in several professional articles.