Moh El-Naggar and Eric Webb elected to prestigious academy

Side-by-side portraits of Moh El-Naggar, wearing a striped, collared shirt against a gray background and Eric Webb wearing a USC baseball cap, blue polo shirt and backpack with mountains and sky in the background

Moh El-Naggar, divisional dean for the physical sciences and mathematics, Dean’s Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and professor of physics and astronomy and chemistry, and Eric Webb, professor of biological sciences and environmental studies, have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.

The academy, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, elects fellows annually through a highly selective, peer-review process based on nominees’ records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. The academy received 156 nominations this year, electing 65 to join the academy’s class of 2024.