Andrew Goodman, PhD, C.N.H. Long Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and director of the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, has been appointed chair of the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis. Over the past year, Goodman has served as interim chair of the department. Goodman received an undergraduate degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University and a PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard, and he completed his postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis. His lab works to understand the role of the human gut microbiome in pathogen infection and in modulating the efficacy and toxicity of medical drugs. Goodman's contributions have earned him national and international renown. He has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, the Pew Foundation, the Dupont Young Professors Award, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars Program, the ASPET John J. Abel Award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He was a finalist for the Yale Postdoc Mentoring Award in 2020 and was elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2022. As chair, Goodman will help advance research, training, and the recruitment of expertise across diverse areas of microbial pathogenesis, further enabling the department to pursue new scientific opportunities in this field. He has a well-established track record of training and mentorship, both in his own lab and across the Microbial Sciences Institute, and he is committed to building a strong culture of collaboration, outstanding science, and support for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the department.