Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aaron Mitchell

Aaron Mitchell Named Editor-in-Chief of Eukaryotic Cell

Professor Aaron Mitchell has been named Editor-in-Chief of the journal Eukaryotic Cell, succeeding Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ching C. Wang from the University of California, San Francisco. This American Society for Microbiology publication is well ranked among microbiology journals for its high impact research articles on simple eukaryotic microorganisms, such as yeasts, fungi, algae, protozoa, and social amoebae.

Mitchell’s new appointment will take effect on July 1, 2010. He has a longstanding relationship with the journal, having served as editor for the journal since 2002. In addition to assuming this editorial responsibility, Mitchell serves as an editor for the journals Genetics and PLoS Pathogens, and is the director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Training Program at Carnegie Mellon.

Mitchell’s research interests focus on the mechanisms by which fungi, particularly the frequently encountered pathogen Candida albicans, respond to their environment and to antifungal therapies. Understanding such mechanisms holds promise for improved therapies for fungal infections.