10 NIHer’s Among Newly Elected AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected 505 scientists, engineers and innovators from around the world and across all disciplines to its 2022 class of fellows. Ten NIHer’s are among the electees.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Newly elected fellows are recognized for scientific and socially notable achievements spanning their careers. Election is one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community.
Section on Biological Sciences
- Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, former NIEHS director
- Dr. Carmen Williams, principal investigator and deputy chief of the Reproductive and Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS
- Dr. Howard Young, principal investigator and head of NCI’s cellular and molecular immunology section
Section on Medical Sciences
- Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, senior investigator, chief of the Translational Stem Cell Biology Branch and head of the molecular hematopoiesis section, NHLBI
- Dr. Eric Engels, senior investigator and director of the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, NCI
- Dr. Elodie Ghedin, chief of the systems genomics section in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID
- Dr. Paul Liu, deputy scientific director at NHGRI and senior investigator in the Translational and Functional Genomics Branch, NHGRI
- Dr. Lee Scott Weinstein, chief of the Metabolic Diseases Branch, NIDDK
Section on Neuroscience
- Dr. Karen Faith Berman, senior investigator and chief of the Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Branch, the Section on Integrative Neuroimaging, and the Psychosis and Cognitive Studies Section, NIMH
- Dr. Christopher McBain, NICHD scientific director and chief of the institute’s Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Neurophysiology
AAAS fellows are a distinguished cadre 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, individuals are elected annually by the AAAS council. New fellows are recognized at a ceremonial forum during the AAAS annual meeting, where they are presented with a certificate and blue and gold rosette.