|Newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science include (top, from l) Dr. Suresh Ambudkar, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Dr. Ann Dean and (bottom, from l) Dr. Irene Eckstrand, Dr. David Landsman and Dr. David Roberts.
Six NIH scientists have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed on AAAS members by their peers. They are among 401 members recognized for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
From the section on biological sciences: Dr. Ann Dean, chief, section on gene regulation and development, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK; Dr. Irene Eckstrand, program director, Genetics and Developmental Biology Science Officer, MIDAS Program, NIGMS; Dr. David Landsman, chief, Computational Biology Branch, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM.
From the section on chemistry: Dr. David Duncan Roberts, senior investigator and head of the biochemical pathology section, Laboratory of Pathology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI.
From the section on medical sciences: Dr. Jeffrey I. Cohen, chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID.
From the section on pharmaceutical sciences: Dr. Suresh V. Ambudkar, chief, transport biochemistry section, and deputy chief, Laboratory of Cell Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI.
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Feb. 14, 2015, during the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, Calif.
The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journals Science, Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874.