Navigation Links
UMass Medical School faculty elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

WORCESTER, MA Four University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty members have been elected by their peers as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science. They include:

  • Stuart Levitz, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems, who was elected to the section on medical schools for distinguished contributions to the research field of pathogenic mycology in general, and immunology of fungal diseases in particular;
  • Arlene Ash, PhD, professor of quantitative health sciences, who was elected to the section on statistics for developing and disseminating applications of statistical science to public policy, especially for innovative and influential work in modeling to predict health care costs;
  • Roger Davis, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research and professor of molecular medicine and biochemistry & molecular pharmacology, who was elected to the section on biological sciences for discovering the Jun N-terminal kinase-signaling pathway and his instrumental contributions in elucidating the biological role of this essential cell-signaling cascade; and
  • George Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell & developmental biology, who was elected to the section on biological sciences for major contributions to the functional organization of cilia and flagella, including advances in our understanding of intraflagellar transport and its relevance to human disease.

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science through leadership in science policy, international programs and science education. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the premiere science journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and initiates programs that elevate understanding of science worldwide.

Fellows are nominated and selected by their peers for their meritorious efforts to advance science and its applications. The 702 fellows elected in 2012 will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston in February.

They join previous UMMS fellows: Trudy G. Morrison, PhD, professor of microbiology & physiological systems; Raymond M. Welsh, PhD, professor of pathology and molecular genetics & microbiology; Thoru Pederson, PhD, the Vitold Arnett Professor of Cell Biology and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology; C. Robert Matthews, PhD, the Arthur F. and Helen P. Koskinas Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology and chair and professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology


Contact: Jim Fessenden
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Related biology news :

1. Alnylam and UMass Medical School announce Tuschl I patent upheld in European opposition proceedings
2. NIST/UMass study finds evidence nanoparticles may increase plant DNA damage
3. Chemical engineers at UMass Amherst find high-yield method of making xylene from biomass
4. UMass Amherst wildlife researcher photographs rare Sumatran rabbit
5. UMass Medical School scientist named 2012 Pew Latin-American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences
6. UMass Medical School researchers discover a new role for RNAi
7. UMass Amherst biochemists developing tools to stop plague and other bacterial threats
8. Miniature pressure sensors for medical touch
9. Research!America says house funding levels for FY13 could undermine medical progress
10. Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
11. Medical device, health professionals attend first national conference on value-driven engineering
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/9/2015)... 2015 ... "Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019" ... ) has announced the addition ... Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of ...
(Date:11/2/2015)... Calif. , Nov. 2, 2015  SRI International ... million to provide preclinical development services to the National ... contract, SRI will provide scientific expertise, modern testing and ... variety of preclinical pharmacology and toxicology studies to evaluate ... --> The PREVENT Cancer Drug Development Program ...
(Date:10/29/2015)... 2015 Daon, a global leader in mobile ... a new version of its IdentityX Platform , ... America have already installed IdentityX v4.0 and ... FIDO UAF certified server component as an ... FIDO features. These customers include some of the largest ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... Report is a professional and in-depth study on ...      (Logo: ) , ... the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... for the international markets including development trends, competitive ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in New York on Wednesday, December 2 ... Torley , president and CEO, will provide a corporate overview. ... York at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT . ... relations, will provide a corporate overview. --> th ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- Clintrax Global, Inc., a worldwide provider of clinical research services headquartered ... the company has set a new quarterly earnings record in Q3 ... posted for Q3 of 2014 to Q3 of 2015.   ... , with the establishment of an Asia-Pacific ... United Kingdom and Mexico , with ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 --> ... released by Transparency Market Research, the global non-invasive prenatal ... of 17.5% during the period between 2014 and 2022. ... Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast ... market to reach a valuation of US$2.38 bn by ...
Breaking Biology Technology: