Nine Michigan Medicine faculty members named distinguished fellows of AAAS
Fifteen researchers at the U-M have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). And of these 15, nine are distinguished faculty members at Michigan Medicine.
This year, 416 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.
New fellows will be honored in February during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The new Michigan Medicine fellows are:
Roger L. Albin, M.D., the Anne B. Young Collegiate Professor of Neurology, U-M Medical School, and chief of neuroscience research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, for distinguished contributions to systems and translational neuroscience, particularly for fundamental insights into basal ganglia function and basal ganglia disorders.
Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., the Emanuel N. Maisel Professor of Oncology; director, Rogel Cancer Center; professor of internal medicine, human genetics and pathology; chief, Molecular Medicine & Genetics Division, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the cancer field, particularly in defining the role of accumulated mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in colon cancer pathogenesis.
Margaret Gnegy, Ph.D,, professor and associate chair for education, department of pharmacology, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to our understanding of dopamine and amphetamine mechanisms of action, and for exceptional mentorship of women in sciences.
Thomas Glover, Ph.D., professor of human genetics, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and professor of pathology, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of human genetics, particularly for mechanistic understanding of genome instability and its contributions to genetic disease and cancer.
Jiandie Lin, Ph.D., the Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences; research professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute; professor of cell and developmental biology, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of diabetes and metabolism, particularly for elucidating genetic programs and secreted factors responsible for inter-organ metabolic crosstalk.
Pedro R. Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D., the Richard Schneider Collegiate Professor of Neurosurgery and professor of cell and developmental biology, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of gene and immunotherapies to treat malignant gliomas, particularly for translating the new knowledge into clinical trials for patients.
Carole Parent, Ph.D., the Lynne and Raymond W. Ruddon Collegiate Professor of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology; professor of pharmacology and professor of cell and developmental biology, U-M Medical School; adjunct research professor, U-M Life Sciences Institute, for distinguished contributions to the field of chemotaxis and directed cell migration to understand cell-cell communication, and exceptional mentorship of women in science.
Donald G. Puro, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and professor of molecular and integrative physiology, for distinguished contributions to the field of ocular physiology and pathobiology, particularly using the patch-clamp technique in novel ways to study mechanisms of ophthalmic disease.
Liangyou Rui, Ph.D., professor of molecular and integrative physiology and professor of internal medicine-gastroenterology, U-M Medical School, for distinguished contributions to the field of medical science, particularly for obesity, diabetes and liver disease, and for using mouse models to study human disease.