Falkow receives medal in White House ceremony

The microbiologist conducted pioneering work in learning how bacteria can cause human disease and how antibiotic resistance spreads.

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Stanley Falkow, PhD, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology and a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, was presented with a 2015 National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama at the While House on May 19. Falkow was recognized for his pioneering work in studying how bacteria can cause human disease and how antibiotic resistance spreads.

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