Three from Medical School among 9 University of Michigan faculty elected to AAAS
Total of 391 new fellows will be honored Feb. 18 during the 2017 AAAS annual meeting in Boston
Three Medical School faculty members are among nine from the University of Michigan recently elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
These scientists and engineers were chosen by their peers “because of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished,” according to an AAAS statement. They will be honored Feb. 18 at the 2017 AAAS annual meeting in Boston.
The Medical School’s new fellows are:
Martin G. Myers Jr., M.D., Ph.D., the Marilyn H. Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research, professor of internal medicine and professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of diabetes and obesity-related research, including in the understanding of leptin action.
Henry L. Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., the Lucile Groff Chair of Neurology for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and professor of neurology at the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of neurodegeneration, particularly for insights into the cause of polyglutamine diseases and developing RNA interference therapy for neurodegenerative disease.
Santiago Schnell, Ph.D., professor of molecular and integrative physiology and professor of computational medicine and bioinformatics at the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of mathematical biology, particularly for the theoretical modeling of complex biochemical reactions and optimal estimation of their rates.
To see the list of U-M's newest fellows, click here.
Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science.