American Association for the Advancement of Science Names 2019 Fellows

American Association for the Advancement of Science Names 2019 Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has recognized four hundred and forty-three of its members as AAAS fellows.

The lifetime appointment recognizes fellows for their contributions to science and technology in twenty-four disciplines, from neuroscience and psychology to social, economic, and political science.

Established in 1874, the AAAS Fellows program has honored many distinguished scientists over the years, including astronomer Maria Mitchell (1875), inventor Thomas Edison (1878), anthropologist Margaret Mead (1934), computer scientist Grace Hopper (1963), biologist James Watson (1965), and popular science author Jared Diamond (2000). In October, AAAS fellows James Peebles (physics) and John B. Goodenough (chemistry) shared Nobel Prizes in their respective disciplines with others.

This year's cohort of fellows includes Joan Y. Reede, dean for diversity and community partnership at Harvard University and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, for her leadership development work in biomedical sciences and health policy; Andrew Alleyne, a mechanical science and engineering professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for his contributions to the theory and practice of automatic control; and Harmit Malik, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, for his use of evolutionary theories of conflict to shed light on the historical interplay between viruses and their hosts as well as the ever-changing relationship between DNA and its packaging proteins.

For a complete list of 2019 AAAS fellows, see the AAAS website.

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