Professor O. Roger Anderson has received a Lifetime Achievement Honorary Membership Award from the International Society of Protistologists. This is a very prestigious award, and we offer Dr. Anderson our heartiest congratulations! 

The International Society of Protistologists (ISOP) is a society of scientists who perform research on single-celled eukaryotic organisms or “protists.” It brings together researchers from all over the world with different focus areas and types of training. Such a multidisciplinary association results in a unique forum for sharing and integrating information on these important organisms. 

O. Roger Anderson is a Professor Emeritus of Natural Science in the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His interests include both the study of (1) electron microscopic and physiological ecological studies of eukaryotic microbiota and (2) neurocognitive theory applied to science learning. The citation from ISOP regarding his receipt of this award states: “This Award is given with respect to a lifelong commitment and significant contributions to the field of protistology in the field of microbial physiological ecology, as well as your dedicated service to the Society. In your many roles, including President of the Society and Associate Editor of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, member of the ISOP Executive Committee, and numerous other commitments to the ongoing work of the Society, you are highly respected by your colleagues worldwide.” To learn more about Dr. Anderson’s work, check out his Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory page!