Sheila Lukehart elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology
Dr. Sheila A. Lukehart, professor emeritus (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, service and leadership in the microbial sciences. Fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Lukehart is among the top 65 fellows who are elected into the Academy this year.
Lukehart retired from the Department of Medicine in 2020 after over 40 years. Her NIH-supported research career has focused on immune responses and pathogenesis of syphilis, with over 180 primary publications, reviews, and chapters. In 2003, Lukehart was appointed to the newly created position of assistant dean (then associate dean) for research and graduate education in the School of Medicine, a position she held for 15 years. She was the director of the T32-supported UW STD & AIDS Research Training Program which she continues to assist with today.