January, 30th 2019
By Department of Medicine
|Dr. Fries was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She was nominated by Dr. Ekhard Wimmer, The former Chair of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, who is also a Fellow of that Organization, as well as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Over the last 50 years, over 2,500 distinguished scientists have been elected to The American Academy of Microbiology (AAM or Academy). The AAM is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the world's oldest and largest life science organization. Dr. Fries presently has two active research grants (NIH and VA Merit). Half of her laboratory studies the effects of replicative aging in pathogenic fungi with novel, highly innovative methods. The other half of her group works on a highly translational research project, that is directed to the development of antibody therapeutics to multi drug resistant Klebsiella. Her laboratory is highly productive (seven publications in 2018). She has actively recruited faculty to expand Stony Brook’s reach in global health. So a hearty congratulations to Fr. Fries!