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Journal Honors UW's Gomelsky for Outstanding Service

February 6, 2017
Mark Gomelsky
Mark Gomelsky, UW Department of Molecular Biology professor, is the recipient of the Journal of Bacteriology’s 2016 Jack Kenney Award for Outstanding Service. (UW Photo)

Journal of Bacteriology editors have presented University of Wyoming molecular biology Professor Mark Gomelsky the 2016 Jack Kenney Award for Outstanding Service.

Gomelsky received the award for being the top-performing editorial board member, according to the journal. He has served on the editorial board of the journal since 2005.

Editors noted he readily accepts assignments and returns high-quality reviews in a timely manner. In the 12 months before the editors’ meeting, Gomelsky reviewed 13 manuscripts for the journal and declined a review request only once.

Gomelsky joined the UW Department of Molecular Biology in 1999 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2011. His research focus includes bacterial signal transduction, synthetic biology, optogenetics and metabolic engineering.


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