Six U-M faculty members named AAAS fellows


Six University of Michigan faculty members are among 347 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Election as a fellow, a tradition that began in 1874, is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. AAAS fellows are recognized for their “efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Founded in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science.

New fellows will be honored Feb. 13 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Fellows who were elected this year from U-M are:

• Dr. John Carethers, the John G. Searle Professor of Internal Medicine, professor of internal medicine an human genetics, and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, for fundamental discoveries on DNA mismatch-repair dysfunction in human colorectal cancers and for national leadership in the field of internal medicine.

• James Dalton, dean and professor of pharmaceutical sciences, College of Pharmacy, for a distinguished career in translating basic research into products for patients, especially in discovery of selective androgen receptor modulators and treatment of prostate cancer.

• Dr. William Giannobile, the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Endowed Professor of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, and professor of biomedical engineering, College of Engineering, for distinguished contributions to the mechanisms of bone and periodontal tissue regeneration and for the organization, communication, teaching and practice of oral health sciences.

• Peter Green, the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and chemical engineering, College of Engineering, for significant contributions toward understanding the structure and nanoscale properties of polymers and for leadership in the field of materials.

• Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, professor of Honors Program and astronomy, LSA, and professor of education, School of Education, for innovative contributions to diverse fields, including adaptive physics education technology, robotic telescope networks, and weak lensing measurements of clusters of galaxies.

• Edward Stuenkel, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular neuroscience, particularly in combining electrophysiological, optical and molecular approaches to understanding regulated exocytosis and synaptic physiology.

The 2015 AAAS Fellows will be announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 27 issue of Science.



  1. Michael Johnson
    on November 25, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Quite literally, six of the best. Well done.

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