Navigation Links
Tufts experts named Fellows by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Date:12/2/2013

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.Two faculty members at Tufts University have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. John M. Coffin and planetary scientist Samuel P. Kounaves are among 388 new Fellows recognized by AAAS based on their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year's AAAS Fellows were announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 29. New Fellows will be honored during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago on February 15.

John M. Coffin, American Cancer Society professor of microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the genetics and molecular microbiology program faculties at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, was recognized for his contributions to retrovirus biology, including his leading role in understanding the development of drug resistance in HIV. He studies the molecular biology and evolution of retroviruses, especially the interaction of retroviruses with their host cells and organisms.

Coffin is past director of and advisor to the highly successful HIV Drug Resistance Program for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which he established in 1997. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences and is currently a member of the PNAS Editorial Board. He has served with a number of government review and oversight committees relevant to the AIDS problem, and has contributed extensively to the scientific literature, largely on the pathogenesis, evolution, and replication of HIV and other retroviruses.

Samuel P. Kounaves, professor of chemistry and adjunct professor in the department of earth and ocean sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, and an affiliate scientist at the NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is being recognized for his outstanding work in chemistry. He has made distinguished contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry and planetary science, particularly for studies of Martian geochemistry and its potential for supporting life.

Kounaves' research is aimed at analyzing fundamental questions in planetary science using modern analytical techniques with a focus on extreme environments on Mars, Earth, and other planets for better understanding the global history of water, life, and climate. He was a co-investigator for the Phoenix Mars mission in 2008 and lead scientist for the wet chemistry experiment, which performed the first chemical analysis of Martian soil. This experiment revealed a variety of soluble minerals that have altered how scientists view Mars' chemistry and its potential to support life. It also led to investigations in the Antarctic Dry Valleys, home to the oldest ice on Earth, which provided the first discovery of a naturally occurring and manmade contaminant called perchlorate on Earth.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Cinnamond Benoit
katherine.cinnamond@tufts.edu
617-627-4703
Tufts University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Tufts Medical Center to lead 20-center study on vitamin Ds effect on Type 2 diabetes
2. Tufts researchers identify how Yersinia spreads within infected organs
3. 2 Tufts biomedical graduate students awarded HHMI research fellowships
4. Tufts Medical Center researchers receive $10 million NIH grant to test blood clot prevention drug
5. Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research renewed with $8.5 million NIH grant
6. The Dentist's Network Launches New Website and Expands Panel of Experts
7. Noted Experts to Lead Breakthrough Conversation at Center for Hispanic Leadership, December 2nd Hispanics in Healthcare Forum
8. As a Record Number of Seniors Are Living Alone, Aging Experts Offer 7 Warning Signs to Look for on Thanksgiving Visits to Older Family Members and Friends
9. Medical Experts Gather at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health for Annual Silverado Medical Director Conference
10. Heartland Institute Experts React to President Obama’s Announcement about the Affordable Care Act
11. Sublime Beauty® Reveals the "Work-Horse" of Anti-Aging Skin Care According to Dermatologists and Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 members of the HomeTown Health ... Gov. Nathan Deal on SB 258, the “Rural Health Care Relief” Bill. , The ... tax credit to individuals and corporations which donate directly to a “rural hospital” in ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... optimistic healthcare awareness and author of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and MIRACLES") addresses ... Monday, May 2, 2016 and podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie Siegel, author ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Conditions were ideal for Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) 2nd annual ... skies, a light breeze and temperatures in the 60s. Over 400 runners, walkers and ... Walk and 1-mile walk were held to increase awareness about Lyme disease and ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... reveals that infants born with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia have better survival rates ... with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)—a condition where the diaphragm fails to form completely, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... that student team BioCellection won the $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize of the 2016 ... Gloeckner Undergraduate Award, the Michelson People’s Choice Award, and the Committee Award for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 2016 The global  gamma ... billion by 2022, according to a new report ... towards a healthy lifestyle is expected to drive ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150105/723757 ) , ... health treatment expenditure has urged consumers to switch ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... FLINT, Mich. , April 26, 2016 ... the promotion of Jennifer Hagerman , Pharm D., ... In her growing role at Diplomat, Hagerman will continue ... of the company that delivers custom education and training ... to the specialty pharmacy industry. Diplomat University also houses ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... 26, 2016 US demand for infection ... 4.9 percent annually to $27.6 billion in 2020.  ... to decrease rates of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) will ... and services.  Although declining, the overall rate of ... levels set by the CDC.  Recent statistics indicate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: