AAAS Honors Four NIH’ers
Four NIH scientists are among 416 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in advancing science.
From the section on biological sciences: Dr. Andreas Baxevanis, deputy scientific director, NHGRI; Dr. Mary Dasso, head of the section on cell cycle regulation, NICHD.
From the section on dentistry and oral health sciences: Dr. Robert Angerer, scientific director, NIDCR.
From the section on neuroscience: Dr. Judith Richmond Walters, senior investigator in the neurophysiological pharmacology section, NINDS.
The fellows will be recognized at the 2019 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. During a fellows forum on Feb. 16, they will be presented with an official certificate and the AAAS fellows’ gold and blue rosette pin, the colors of which represent the fields of science and engineering, respectively.
AAAS’s annual tradition of recognizing leading scientists as fellows dates to 1874. Since then, AAAS has honored distinguished scientists such as astronomer Maria Mitchell, elected a fellow in 1875; inventor Thomas Edison (1878); chemist Linus Pauling (1939); and computer scientist Grace Hopper (1963).