December 14, 2020

Ursula Jakob, Ph.D., and Renny Franceschi, Ph.D., are newly elected AAAS Fellows

Ursula Jakob and Renny Franceschi have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The title recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science. Ursula and Renny are two of the eight University of Michigan faculty members to receive this lifetime distinction in 2020:
University of Michigan Announcement

Renny Franceschi is the Marcus L. Ward Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, Professor of Biological Chemistry, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has been recognized for distinguished contributions to the fields of transcriptional control mechanisms of bone formation, signaling and extracellular matrix biology of osteoblast differentiation and for teaching and service.

Ursula Jakob is the Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Professor of Biological Chemistry. She has been recognized for seminal discoveries of how reactive oxygen species play pivotal roles in a range of biological processes and for method development to identify redox-regulated proteins and cellular pathways.

Congratulations to Ursula and Renny for this well-deserved honor!