Bagley to Lead Society for Industrial Microbiology

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Susan T. Blagley
Susan T. Blagley

Susan T. Bagley, professor of environmental microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University, is the new president-elect of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM).

Bagley is an associate editor of SIM News and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. She has been program chair for the society's annual meeting and has convened and presented at numerous meeting sessions.

"It's quite an honor, both for her, the department, and for Michigan Tech," said John Adler, chair of biological sciences. "She has become quite well known in her field, and we’re very pleased that she and her work have been recognized by her colleagues."

Bagley will serve a three-year term, with the first year (2008-09) as president-elect, the second year as president (2009-10), and the third year as past-president (2010-11).

The society 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, SIM promotes the exchange of scientific information through its meetings and publications, and serves as liaison among the specialized fields of microbiology. Membership is extended to all scientists and companies in the general field of microbiology. The society has approximately 1,500 members worldwide.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.