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Congratulations to former Department of Microbiology faculty member Dennis Hruby, who is being honored for his pioneering discovery of a treatment for pox viruses. This is an exceptional achievement and we are all very proud of Dennis. Please check link to website for further information about this achievement and TPOXX, a drug discovered by the company SIGA, which Dr. Hruby founded while on the faculty at OSU. If you have not heard this remarkable story, I hope that some day you get the chance to hear it from Dr. Hruby himself. Dr. Hruby's achievements are particularly meaningful at this point in history when we are reflecting on our roles as researchers and educators of a new generation of microbiologists.