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2010 - Present

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Distinguished Lecturer, 2016 – 2018
  • Invited to serve as a Convener of the scientific session entitled “Microbes in Microbes (Russian Dolls)” at the 2015 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology 2015
  • Appointed to the NSF Division of Graduate Education Committee of Visitors IGERT/GK12 subcommittee, 2014
  • Appointed to the American Academy of Microbiology Colloquium on "Microbe-Powered Jobs: How Microbiologists Can Help Build the Bioeconomy," 2013 – 2014.
  • Appointed to Advisory Board of The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at the University of Southern California, a NSF Science and Technology Center, 2011-2014.
  • Appointed to the NSF supported Florida Center of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, 2011 – 2013.
  • Featured Subject in a NSF Florida Center for Ocean Science Education and Excellence FLASH video of a scientist role model target to middle school students  produced in 2012
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Florida International University, 2011
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, University of Missouri, 2010
  • Invited speaker, 110th General Meeting of the ASM, Special Interest Session "The Ocean, Human Health, and Climate Change". Presentation entitled “ Do Predatory Bacteria Control Pathogenic Vibrios in Marine/Estuarine Systems” May, 2010, San Diego, CA
  • Advisory Board for the NSF CREST Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. 2010 to 2014

2000 - 2010

  • Organizer and Co-convener of Symposium on "Bacterial Mortality - Who's Killing Whom" at the 107th General Meeting of the ASM, 2007, Toronto, Canada
  • Panelist, Round Table Session: Bacterial Predators of Bacteria: Diversity, Interactions and Applications. 2006. 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology – ISME-11. Vienna, Austria.
  • Recipient, Life Time Achievement Award, Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., Baltimore, 2006
  • Invited to author (authorships by invitation only) three chapters in the second edition of Bergey’s Manuel of Systematic Bacteriology published in 2005
  • Recipient of the 2004 University of Maryland, Baltimore Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Recognition Award
  • Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group that recognizes excellence, originality and creativity in the microbiological sciences, 2003.
  • 2003 ASM William A. Hinton Research Training Award especially for mentoring and training students who are members of underrepresented populations
  • Selected Oral Sessions Chair, International Assoc of Dent Res Meeting, Oahu, Hawaii, 2003
  • Selected Oral Session Chair, 31st Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association of Dental Research, 2003, San Antonio, TX
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, University of Georgia, 2003
  • Invited Speaker, Joint Meeting of the New Zealand and Australian Microbiology Societies, Auckland, New Zealand 2003
  • The Role Model of Year Award presented by American Role Models Conference, 2001
  • Invited Expert Panel Member to NIH NIDCR Workshop: Dental Unit Waterline: Scientific Review Workshop, 2000
  • Keynote Speaker, ASLO Minority Program, 2000. Ann Mtg American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. Copenhagen

Prior to 2000

  • Elected to membership in Omega Kappa Mu Honor Dental Society, 1997
  • Elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1994.
  • The 1980 American Society for Microbiology Congressional Science Fellow in the U.S. Congress