Francisco Ayala, Bert Semler and Rozanne Sandri-Goldin (pictured) have been chosen fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, the highest honor in the field. Fellows are elected to the academy for distinguished scholarly achievement in microbiology. Sandri-Goldin is professor and chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a leading researcher on the herpes virus. Semler, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, studies how viruses grow in human cells, and he has received the Outstanding Research Award from the School of Medicine. Ayala, University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, is one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists and a National Medal of Science recipient.