This year, 416 members have been named AAAS fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications
Seven Medical School faculty members are among 13 researchers at the University of Michigan who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed by their peers.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. New fellows will be honored in February during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
This year, 416 members have been named AAAS fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. In 2017, seven U-M faculty members were named AAAS fellows.
The 2018 fellows from the Medical School are:
Roger L. Albin, M.D., the Anne B. Young Collegiate Professor of Neurology, Medical School, and chief of neuroscience research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, for distinguished contributions to systems and translational neuroscience, particularly for fundamental insights into basal ganglia function and basal ganglia disorders.
Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology and professor of internal medicine, human genetics and pathology, Medical School, and director of the Rogel Cancer Center, for distinguished contributions to the cancer field, particularly in defining the role of accumulated mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in colon cancer pathogenesis.
Thomas W. Glover, Ph.D., professor of human genetics, pathology and pediatrics and communicable diseases, Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of human genetics, particularly for mechanistic understanding of genome instability and its contributions to genetic disease and cancer.
Jiandie Lin, Ph.D., the Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences and research professor, Life Sciences Institute; and professor of cell and developmental biology, Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of diabetes and metabolism, particularly for elucidating genetic programs and secreted factors responsible for inter-organ metabolic crosstalk.
Carole Parent, Ph.D., the Lynne and Raymond W. Ruddon Collegiate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, professor of pharmacology and cell and developmental biology, Medical School, and adjunct research professor, Life Sciences Institute, for distinguished contributions to the field of chemotaxis and directed cell migration to understand cell-cell communication, and exceptional mentorship of women in science.
Donald G. Puro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of ocular physiology and pathobiology, particularly using the patch-clamp technique in novel ways to study mechanisms of ophthalmic disease.
Liangyou Rui, Ph.D., professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and internal medicine-gastroenterology, Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of medical science, particularly for obesity, diabetes and liver disease, and for using mouse models to study human disease.
Read about all 13 new U-M fellows in The University Record.