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Scientist Spotlight

Ada Hagan, PhD

Microbiology & immunology

As an American Society for Microbiology (ASM) fellow, Dr. Hagan is working with Dr. Pat Schloss in his role as Chair of the ASM’s Journals Department Editorial Board. Dr. Hagan, creator of MiSciWriters, joined PIBS and the department of Microbiology & Immunology in 2012.

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