Five from UW-Madison elected AAAS Fellows

November 21, 2016 By Terry Devitt

Five faculty members from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.

Election as an AAAS Fellow, a tradition begun in 1874, is recognition by peers for distinguished contributions to advance science or its applications.

UW-Madison faculty elected fellows this year include:

Photo: David Brow

David A. Brow, professor of bimolecular chemistry in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, for contributions to the field of RNA biology, particularly for determining the structure and function of macromolecular machines responsible for eukaryotic gene expression.

Photo: Hannah Carey

Hannah V. Carey, professor of comparative biosciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, for contributions to the field of biology, notably studies of the physiology of mammalian hibernation and the microbiome.

Photo: Ann Palmenberg

Ann C. Palmenberg, professor of biochemistry, for groundbreaking research in the field of positive-strand RNA molecular virology and for outstanding leadership in the American Society for Virology.

Photo: Snežana Stanimirović

Snežana Stanimirović, professor of astronomy, for pioneering radio studies of interstellar gas in the Milky Way and the Magellanic Cloud and improving understanding of transitions between phases and the role of interstellar turbulence.

Photo: John Valley

John W. Valley, professor of geoscience, for contributions to geochemistry leading to a deeper understanding of the geologic evolution of the early Earth and also for the development of analytical methods that have opened new frontiers of research.

Founded in 1848, AAAS includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving nearly 10 million constituents.