Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Silhavy, Thomas J.
Location Princeton University
Primary Field Microbial Biology
Secondary Field Genetics
 Election Citation
Silhavy was the first to identify a component of the E. coli protein secretion machinery and the first to describe a "two component system", a major family of bacterial regulatory elements that sense a variety of environmental signals and transduce the information to transcriptionally regulate gene expression.

 
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