Dr. Lou Siminovitch, Professor Emeritus and founder of the Department, has just been honoured by the creation of a new bacteriophage genus named after him. The International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses has just approved the new genus, Siminovitchvirus, which contains 3 species of phage. See the 2018b release on their taxonomy website: https://talk.ictvonline.org/taxonomy/p/taxonomy_releases

Order:  Caudovirales
Family:  Myoviridae
Genus:  Siminovitchvirus
3 species:
Bacillus virus CP51
Bacillus virus JL
Bacillus virus Shanette