They are among 506 scientists, engineers and innovators chosen for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements
Nine faculty and one staff member with Medical School ties are among 17 from across the University of Michigan campus elected as 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, announced Jan. 31 that 506 scientists, engineers and innovators have been chosen for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.
“AAAS is proud to elevate these standout individuals and recognize the many ways in which they’ve advanced scientific excellence, tackled complex societal challenges and pushed boundaries that will reap benefits for years to come,” said Sudip Parikh, AAAS chief executive officer and executive publisher of the Science family of journals.
The U-M fellows from Michigan Medicine are:
Thomas Carey, Ph.D., distinguished research scientist emeritus and professor emeritus of otolaryngology and of pharmacology in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of otolaryngology, particularly for his research on the mechanisms of autoimmune hearing loss mediated by antibodies to inner ear antigens.
Kara Gavin, M.S., lead public relations representative at Michigan Medicine and research and policy media relations manager for the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, for distinguished contributions in communicating about science, medicine and health policy, and training researchers and biomedical students in communicating with the press and public.
Johann Gudjonsson, M.D., Ph.D., the Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology and professor of dermatology in the Medical School, for pioneering the use of high throughput biology to further our understanding of the genetics and pathophysiology of major inflammatory and immune skin diseases.
Joerg Lahann, Ph.D., the Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering (joint department with Medical School), of materials science and engineering, and of macromolecular science and engineering in the College of Engineering, for distinguished contributions to the field of polymeric materials engineering, particularly biointerfaces prepared using chemical vapor polymerization.
Marina Pasca di Magliano, Ph.D., the Maude T. Lane Professor of Surgical Immunology, and professor of surgery and of cell and developmental biology in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of cancer biology, particularly tumors of the pancreas, and for leadership in graduate and postgraduate education and training.
Donna Martin, M.D., Ph.D., the Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics and of human genetics in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of developmental neuroscience, particularly for modeling epigenetic disorders to treat human disease.
Asma Nusrat, M.D., the F. Peyton Rous Professor of Experimental Pathology, professor of pathology, and director of Physician Scientist Training Program in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of pathology, particularly for providing insights into fundamental mechanisms controlling epithelial barrier function and repair under conditions of inflammation and during homeostasis.
Charles Parkos, M.D., Ph.D., the Carl Vernon Weller Professor of Pathology and professor of pathology in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of pathology, particularly for his research on the basic mechanisms of inflammation and modeling of the process of leukocyte transepithelial migration.
Randy Seeley, Ph.D., the Henry King Ransom Professor of Surgery and professor of surgery and of internal medicine in the Medical School, and professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Public Health, for distinguished contributions to the fields of food intake and body weight control.
John Traynor, Ph.D., the Edward F. Domino Research Professor of Pharmacology, and professor of pharmacology and of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, for outstanding contributions to understanding opiate receptor structure and function, opiate pharmacology and drug discovery, and mechanism of drug addiction, and for his exceptional administration in academe and professional societies.
Read more about the 17 AAAS fellows from the U-M in The University Record.