Escalante Lab

Jorge Escalante-Semerena, PhD

Contact Information

Jorge

Department of Microbiology
University of Georgia
527 Biological Sciences Building
120 Cedar Street

Tel: 706-542-2651
Fax: 706-542-2815

Email: jcescala@uga.edu

Education

Postdoc University of Utah-Salt Lake City (1984-1988); J. R. Roth (Advisor)
Postdoc University of Illinois-Urbana (1983-1984); J. E. Cronan, Jr. (Advisor)
Ph.D. Microbiology - University of Illinois-Urbana (1983); R. S. Wolfe (Advisor)
M.S. Microbiology - University of Illinois-Urbana (1979); Ralph S. Wolfe (Advisor)
Q.F.B.  School of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico (1977); High Honors

Professional Experience

2012-present
Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia
1998-2012
Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison.
1994-1998
Associate Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison.
1988-1994
Assistant Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison.
1984-1987
Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow
1983-1984
Research Associate, Microbiology Department, University of Illinois-Urbana

Awards and Honors

  • National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (Ad hoc; May 2015)
  • UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor in Microbiology (2012)
  • Invited reviewer for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards (2012-13)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (2010)
  • NIH MERIT Award in support of work on B12 biosynthesis (R37-GM40313) (2010-2020)
  • UW-Madison Kellet Mid-Career Faculty Researcher Award (2009)
  • HHMI Teaching Fellow in Classroom Teaching (2007)
  • Highlighted in the ASM ‘The Minority Microbiology Mentor’ (Article)
  • Ira L. Baldwin Professor of Bacteriology (2001-2006).
  • Chair, American Academy of Microbiology Graduate Teaching Award Committee (2009-2011)
  • National Institutes of Health Prokaryotic Cell and Molecular Biology Study Section (2005-2009)
  • Board of Directors, Wind River Meeting on Prokaryotic Biology (2005-present)
  • Member of the Technology Center for Networks and Pathways (TCNP, JHU) (2005-present)
  • 2004 American Society for Microbiology Graduate Teaching Award
  • 2004 TRIO Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence in Education
  • American Academy of Microbiology Graduate Teaching Award Committee (2006-2009)
  • American Academy of Microbiology, Subcommittee on Award Nominations (2004-2007)
  • External Reviewer of the Department of Botany and Microbiology, U of OK- Norman (2004).
  • External Reviewer of the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, U of Idaho-Moscow (2003).
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (Elected 1999).
  • Dupont Aid-To-Education Scholar (1999-2001).
  • Chair of the Committee on Graduate Education of the American Society for Microbiology (2000-2004).
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award (1999).
  • UW-Madison Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award (1998).
  • UW-Madison Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Award (1991).
  • UW-Madison, 1990 Nominee to the PEW Scholars Program in the Basic Sciences.
  • Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow (1984-1987).
  • Best Student in the School of Chemistry, UNAM, México (1976).

Society Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Publications

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Location
527 Biological Sciences Building
120 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602

Contact Info
Phone: 706-542-2651
E-mail: jcescala@uga.edu