STONY BROOK, NY, February 17, 2022 – Carol Carter, PhD, a veteran educator and researcher at Stony Brook University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology for its Class of 2022.
The American Academy of Microbiology is a think tank within the American Society of Microbiology (ASM). Academy Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer review process. Fellows are elected based on their outstanding scientific achievements and strong sprit of service in advancing microbial science. This year 65 scientists nationwide were elected to the 2022 Class. For more details and a list of new Academy Fellows, see this press release.
More than 20 years ago, Carter authored a research paper that suggested a new strategy to fight HIV. Her scientific approach with colleagues in this study ended up opening a new field of investigation into how pathogens escape from infected cells by exploiting cellular machinery, and thus led to a new approach to antiviral drug development. For more about this research, and how Carter’s discovery impacted the future of antiviral drugs and today’s approaches to treating infectious diseases, see this story.
Carter is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics. Carter earned her PhD at Yale University in 1972. She has been a faculty member of Stony Brook University since 1975.