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June Rothman Scott '61

June Rothman Scott

A renowned bacterial molecular geneticist, June Rothman Scott ‘61 retired from her post as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine in 2012 after 43 years at the university. Prior to her time at Emory, she was a research associate for Rockefeller University; a consultant for Smith/Kline and Beecham; and a reviewer for grants and publications for the NIH, NSF, and several foreign countries. She has received numerous honors and awards for her lab research, has served on many editorial boards for journals and as an officer of the American Society for Microbiology, and has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications. In addition, Scott and colleagues were awarded a patent for cloning the first gene for an M protein.

Scott is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and Genetics and is a board member for a number of music societies. She also volunteers as a mentor for Emory Emeritus College and as a consultant for the CDC.

Scott began her term as a Board Manager in 2013. She holds a B.A. in zoology (now biology) with honors from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.