Westpheling elected SIMB president

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Westpheling_0.jpgProfessor of genetics Janet Westpheling has been elected president of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in the 2018 SIMB Board of Directors election.

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes. Founded in 1949, SIMB promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology. 

Congratulations to Dr. Westpheling on her ascent to this important leadership position in a vital applied science sector. Biotechnology is a focus of major interest at UGA, for the state as well as for the national economy. Our faculty members continue to make important contributions to science and impact industrial enterprise through their leadership and service, utilizing research breakthroughs for the greater good.