Mansfield Elected to Fellowship in American Academy of Microbiology

April 18, 2022

IIT-affiliated faculty member, Dr. Linda Mansfield, was recently elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group and a think tank within the ASM, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The Academy received 130 nominations this year and elected 65 into the 2022 Fellowship Class. Academy fellows are eminent leaders in the field of microbiology and are relied upon for authoritative advice and insight on critical issues in microbiology. 

Mansfield is an university distinguished professor in the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences and the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Mansfield and her Comparative Enteric Diseases Laboratory explores and elucidates the relationship of the enteric microbiome to acute diarrheal illness. They focus on the inter-relationships among factors mediating diarrheal disease, 1) enteric bacterial pathogens, 2) the human enteric microbiome, and 3) host responses controlling susceptibility, resistance, or autoimmunity. Their specific objective is to understand the mechanisms that initiate autoimmunity secondary to Campylobacter jejuni infection. Please visit Dr. Mansfield's faculty page to learn more about her research.