Emory University biologist Bruce Levin was selected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences last week.
Levin is one of five Emory faculty in the organization, which is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Levin is a leader in using mathematical and computer simulation modeling to study the evolutionary biology of bacteria and their viruses. Some of the health questions his lab addresses include the pharmacodynamics of antibiotics and the within-host population and evolutionary dynamics of bacterial infections and their treatment with antibiotics.
“I am extremely pleased,” Levin said, “mostly because of the recognition by colleagues that I greatly respect and admire. This honor doesn’t really change who I am, or what I plan to do in the lab and as a teacher. However, now that it is clear that I am an