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Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.

Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology — Washington University in St. Louis

Scott Hultgren is the Helen Lehbrink Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the inaugural Director of the Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.

Hultgren earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the IU College of Arts and Sciences, his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in Chicago, and received his postdoctoral training at Umeå University in Sweden under the tutelage of Staffan Normark.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has been honored with a Distinguished Investigator Award at Washington University. In 1998, he received the Eli Lilly Award, the preeminent microbiology award granted for individuals younger than 40. Hultgren received The Fellows Award in 2012, which recognized him as a distinguished individual for outstanding achievement in science by the St. Louis Science Academy. He also served as the co-chair of the national conference "Moving Into the Future: New Dimensions and Strategies for Women's Health Research," which was sponsored by the Office of Research on Women's Health, the National Institutes of Health, and Washington University.

Other honors include a Nobel Fellowship, an NIH merit grant, an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree at Umeå University, a Shipley Lecturership at Harvard University, and Chairmanship of a Gordon Conference on Microbial Attachment. Further, Hultgren has been recognized as Course Master of the Year and as Academic Women's Network Mentor of the Year in honor of his dedication to teaching. Hultgren has mentored more than 50 individuals as pre- or post-doctoral trainees, fostering their success in establishing their own professional careers.

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