The Bentley resident is a first-year PhD student working on a project aimed at making the whooping cough vaccine better than the one now being used.
Mr Dorji is looking to connect the Bhutanese scientific community with the ASM and foster collaboration between Bhutan and the USA.
As part of the role, Mr Dorji travelled to Washington from May 11-21 to join an ASM retreat. During his visit, he presented his research undertaken in Bhutan on the epidemiology of Helicobacter pylori infections.
He said it was a great honour to be selected as one of the ASM’s ambassadors.
‘I’m looking forward to networking with influential international scientific leaders and to positively contributing to the society’s mission of advancing microbiology globally,’ he said.
Mr Dorji was one of 27 remarkable individuals who were selected from a competitive process.