Dr. Eric Gillock receives ASM Teaching Award

Gillock, Eric

HAYS, Kan. - Dr. Eric Gillock, professor of biological sciences, was awarded a 2018 American Society of Microbiology Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award.

The award included $1,400 to help cover travel expenses to the 2018 ASM Microbe conference in Atlanta where Gillock will be recognized.

"I feel deeply honored to receive this award. To contribute to the training of graduate students who will go on to become researchers, teachers and other leaders is one of the most rewarding parts of my career," said Gillock.

"The ASM contains many outstanding microbiologists, and to be recognized by this talented group is extremely meaningful to me," he said.

"I am greatly indebted to my graduate Ph.D. advisor, the late Dr. Dick Consigli. He taught me nearly everything I know about how to advise graduate students and how to be a scientist," said Gillock. "He touched the lives of many people all over the world, and I consider myself lucky to be among them."

Gillock, who was nominated by one of his former graduate students, was recognized for his exemplary teaching and mentoring of graduate and postgraduate students and for encouraging them in their achievements.

"I wish to thank each of my former and current graduate students for allowing me to work with them and help guide their careers," said Gillock. "I also thank my colleagues in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Graduate School at FHSU for allowing me to flourish as a faculty member," he said.

The ASM is a world-wide scientific membership society with more than 40,000 members, ranging from students to high-level professionals. It promotes the science of microbiology and microbiologists, and advances their science, careers and networks. The ASM conveys information about microbiology through meetings, conferences and the publication of peer-reviewed scientific journals. For more information about ASM, visit https://www.asm.org/.

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