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Seifert Named Porter Professor

Professor known for his outstanding mentoring of others

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November 4, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. – Hank Seifert, professor of microbiology-immunology in the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the John E. Porter Professor of Biomedical Sciences.

An internationally recognized leader in the study of neisseria gonorrhoeae and its genetics and the determinants of virulence, Seifert is the author of more than 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as reviews and book chapters.

Seifert consistently has been supported by National Institutes of Health grants throughout his career, and currently is a MERIT award recipient. He serves on the editorial boards of Molecular Microbiology and PLoS Pathogens.

An excellent teacher, Seifert is known for successfully mentoring graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty. A former director of the Integrated Graduate Program in Biological Sciences, he continues to provide service on University committees.

Seifert is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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