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Joan L. Slonczewski

Joan L. Slonczewski received her BA from Bryn Mawr College and her PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, where she studied bacterial motility with Robert M. Macnab. After postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, she has since taught undergraduate microbiology in the Department of Biology at Kenyon College, where she earned a Silver Medal in the National Professor of the Year program of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. She has published numerous research articles with undergraduate coauthors on bacterial pH regulation and has published six science fiction novels, including A Door into Ocean and The Highest Frontier, both of which earned the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. She served as At-Large Member representing Divisions on the Council Policy Committee of the American Society for Microbiology and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

Books by Joan L. Slonczewski

  1. Book CoverMicrobiology: An Evolving Science

    Fourth Edition

    The most current and visually engaging introduction to general microbiology.More

  2. Book CoverMicrobiology: The Human Experience

    Preliminary Edition

    A Case-History ApproachMore

  3. Book CoverMicrobiology: The Human Experience


    A Case-History ApproachMore