we are lead microbiologists at Harvard, UC Berkeley and Michigan State AMA!
We are some of the foremost leaders of the microbiology field, three of us are national academy members. Dan Portnoy is working on Listeria and collaborating with Aduro Biotech to help reach a cure for cancer. Michael Thomashow works to understand the mechanisms to help plants handle freezes and drought, in order to reach the potential of crops. Steven Lory works to understand how soil based bacteria cause diseases. John Mekalanos is the former chair of microbiology at Harvard and works on the mechanisms and vaccine development for cholera.
Here is the link to each of our labs and proof: https://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/portnoy/Portnoy_Lab/Welcome.html