A new bacterial species has been named after our very own Greg Cook.
Amphibacillus cookii (cook'i.i. N.L. gen. masc. n. cookii, named in honor of Gregory Cook, to recognize his contribution to the microbiology and bioenergetics of extremophiles) was first described in the article "Pugin B, Blamey JM, Baxter BK, Wiegel J. Amphibacillus cookii sp. nov., a facultatively aerobic, sporeforming, moderate halophilic, alkalithermotolerant bacterium from Great Salt Lake, Utah. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 2011 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]" and if you would like to know more click here.