The 2009 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Scherago-Rubin Award is being presented to Arthur P. Guruswamy, Scientist, Virginia's Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Richmond. This award recognizes an outstanding, bench-level clinical microbiologist. It was established by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an active member of ASM's Clinical Microbiology Division, in honor of her grandfather, Professor Morris Scherago.
Mr. Guruswamy oversees three major centers' mycology/mycobacteriology testing services; his expertise in mycobacteria has directly impacted pediatric patients. Mr. Guruswamy's work led to the identification of important fungal pathogens, which were relatively unknown in pediatric patients, and emerging species of Candida. He is known for his zest to improve the lab and his quest to always learn more to enhance patient care. His work at the bench is exemplary, and his enthusiasm is noted by all who encounter him.
Mr. Guruswamy earned his B.S. in Biology from Evangel College, Springfield, Missouri.
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American Society for Microbiology