E. Neil G. Marsh, Ph.D., and Shawn Xu, Ph.D., honored for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished
Two faculty members with Medical School appointments are among seven from the University of Michigan faculty included in the new class of 396 fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The new AAAS fellows were chosen by their peers for their "efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”
The new fellows from UMMS are:
E. Neil G. Marsh, Ph.D., professor of chemistry in LSA and professor of biological chemistry in the Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the fields of chemical biology and enzymology, particularly for studies of enzymatic radical reactions and studies of fluorinated proteins.
Shawn Xu, Ph.D., the Bernard W. Agranoff Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences, professor of molecular and integrative physiology in the Medical School, and a research professor at the Life Sciences institute, for distinguished contributions to behavioral genetics and sensory biology, particularly using C. elegans as a model system to advance understanding of mechanosensation, thermosensation, photosensation and nociception.
Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. This year's AAAS fellows will be formally announced in Science on Nov. 24 and will be honored in February at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, Texas.