Six NIH’ers Elected 2021 AAAS Fellows
The council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently announced election of 564 members as 2021 AAAS fellows. Six NIH’ers are among the honorees. Election acknowledges members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues.
Section on Biological Sciences
Dr. Ying E. Zhang, senior investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, NCI
Section on Education
Dr. Kenneth D. Gibbs Jr., chief of the Undergraduate and Predoctoral Cross-Disciplinary Training Branch in the Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, NIGMS
Section on Medical Sciences
Dr. Michail Lionakis, chief of the fungal pathogenesis section and deputy chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, NIAID
Dr. Avindra Nath, senior investigator of the section of infections of the nervous system and clinical director, NINDS
Dr. Vivian W. Pinn, senior scientist emeritus, Fogarty International Center
Section on Neuroscience
Dr. David R. Sibley, senior investigator in the molecular neuropharmacology section, NINDS
AAAS fellows are a distinguished cadre of scientists, engineers and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines, from research, teaching and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.
In a tradition stretching back to 1874, these individuals are elected annually by the AAAS council. Newly elected fellows are recognized for their extraordinary achievements at the ceremonial fellows Forum, a time-honored event at the AAAS annual meeting where they are presented with a certificate and blue and gold rosette. Election as an AAAS fellow is a lifetime honor.