Dr. William Margolin, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, recently became part of the American Society of Microbiology’s Distinguished Lecturers’ team, as reported by Rob Cahill in an article published on the university’s webpage, “Dr. William Margolin named distinguished lecturer for microbiology.”
For the next two years, Margolin will participate in ASM events by giving presentations at regional meetings (Branch meetings).
Margolin’s appointment, like all distinguished lecturers associated with the ASM, is the result of a series of strict requirements determined by a selective process. To become part of this particular ASM team, the nominees (no self-nominations are allowed) must possess outstanding scientific credentials and speaking ability. Nominees must also prove their interest in interacting with students and postdocs, and in participating in Branch activities, the ASM explains on its webpage.
Margolin’s contribution as a distinguished lecturer will be focused on the work he has been developing throughout his career, which is related to research on how E. coli bacteria divide and multiply, with the goal of finding ways to contain its harmful sub-types.
According to the ASM’s website, Margolin also launched “the visualization of bacterial cytoskeletal proteins” and how they work “in living bacterial cells,” and is still researching on” how these proteins function in cytokinesis and cellular organization.”
Margolin studied and graduated at the University of Wisconsin and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University.