Biology professor Josh Neufeld has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Four other Waterloo researchers were also named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members of the College.
These University of Waterloo professors are among 87 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 50 new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists across Canada announced this week.
Josh Neufeld is an ecologist who characterizes microbial communities in terrestrial, aquatic, and host-associated habitats. By developing and combining cultivation-dependent and molecular techniques, his lab explores the “microbes that matter” to connect these novel microorganisms with the important roles that they play in their communities. His passion for microbiology and its communication has resulted in authorship of a microbiology textbook, multiple teaching awards, and service as Chief Editor for The ISME Journal.
Congratulations to Josh, and the other University of Waterloo researchers!