Professor of biology in the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Peter Lipke has been named a distinguished lecturer by the American Society for Microbiology.

The American Society for Microbiology Distinguished and Waksman Foundation Lecturer program consists of a scientifically diverse roster of 16-20 lecturers who present at ASM Branch meetings nationwide. The distinguished lecturers also participate in career development and mentoring activities at branch meetings that benefit students, postdocs, and early career scientists.

Lipke has served Brooklyn College as department chair, director of the NIH Support for Continuation of Research Excellence program, co-director of the NIH-Maximizing Access to Research Careers program, as well as a faculty fellow for research development and senior faculty mentor. He said he welcomes the opportunities to lecture about the discoveries made by Brooklyn College students and research staff and to help mentor young scientists nationwide.