96. Role of the Environment in Emergence and Spread of Resistant Organisms and Genes
Session: Symposium: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Relevance of the One Health Concept
Thursday, October 4, 2018: 9:35 AM
Room: W 2006-2008
James Tiedje, PhD, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Jim Tiedje is Director of the Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University, an original NSF Science and Technology Center, and is University Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences. He receive his Ph.D degree from Cornell University. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Applied and Environmental Microbiology and Editor of Microbial and Molecular Biology Reviews and mBio. He served on the Board of Life Sciences of the National Research Council, chaired EPA’s Science Advisory Committee and served on DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee. He was the first President of International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME). He was later President and then Treasurer of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). He is Fellow of the AAAS, the American Academy of Microbiology, the Ecological Society of America, the Soil Science Society of America, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His research was on denitrification and biodegradation in earlier years and in recent years on genomics and metagenomics to understand speciation, community assembly, dynamics and functions, especially of terrestrial microbiomes.


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