Farooq Azam#


Farooq Azam
Email:fazam 'at' ucsd.edu
Membership Number:5011
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Username:fazam
Elected:2019
Homepage: http://azamlab.eng.ucsd.edu


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1996 - present Professor/Distinguished Professor, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1988 - 1996 Professor-in-Residence, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1983 - 1988 Research Biologist , University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1977 - 1983 Associate Research Biologist, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • 1973 - 1977 Assistant Research Biologist, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Fields of Scholarship
  • Marine microbial ecology
  • Microbial biogeochemistry
  • Microbial regulation of the ocean carbon cycle
  • Microbial structuring of marine ecosystems
  • Marine phage
  • Coral reef microbiology

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Elected Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2013 D C White Research and Mentoring Award, American Soc. Microbiology
  • 2009 David Packard Distinguished Lecturer, MBARI
  • 2009 Okubo Distinguished Scholar, Stony Brook University
  • 2006 John Martin Award (shared; for an influential paper), ASLO
  • 2004 Distinguished Professor, UCSD, Scripps Institution
  • 2004 Tiedje Award, International Society for Microbial Ecology
  • 2004 Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • 2004 Elected Fellow American Academy of Microbiology
  • 2002 ISI Highly Cited Researcher
  • 1997 C. B. Van Niel Memorial Lecture, Stanford University
  • 1996 Excellence in Research Award, UCSD
  • 1995 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Medal, ASLO
  • 1984 Rosenstiel Medal in Oceanographic Sciences

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