Biological Sciences (G)


Welcome to the newly elected office holders and nominated AAAS Fellows of the Biological Sciences Section G.




The section steering group comprises the secretary, chair line and members-at-large.


Dennis Thiele (2015)
Duke University


Steve Henikoff (2015)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Retiring Chair

Joy Bergelson (2015)
University of Chicago


Barbara L. Illman (2015)
U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Lab


Nancy J. Cox (2015)
University of Chicago

Ellen D. Ketterson (2016)
Indiana University

Bonnie Bartel (2017)
Rice University

Susan R. Wente (2018)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


James R. Broach (2016)
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

Judy Callis (2016)
University of California, Davis

Lynn Cooley (2016)
Yale University School of Medicine

Jessica Gurevitch (2016)
Stony Brook University

George A. O’Toole (2016)
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Nancy C. Walworth (2016)
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Joy Bergelson (ENC Chair, 2015)
University of Chicago

Sarah Hake (2015)
University of California, Berkeley

Jeannie T. Lee (2015)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Tom Curran (2016)
University of Pennsylvania
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Suzanne Sandmeyer (2016)
University of California, Irvine

Vicki L. Chandler (2017)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Claire Fraser (2017)
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Note: Terms end on the last day of the Annual Meeting held in the years given in parentheses.


Section Activities at the 2014 Annual AAAS Meeting in Chicago will include:

Thursday, 13 February 2014

President's Address 
6:00 p.m.    

AAAS President's Reception 
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 

Informal Dinner for Section Officers
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Organized by officers "CLOSED"

Friday, 14 February 2014

Continental Breakfast for General Meeting of the Section Officers
06:30 a.m.

General Meeting of the Section Officers 
7:00 a.m.
Open to all section officers

Non-Coding RNA in Development and Disease 
08:30 a.m.    
Section Sponsored Symposium; Open to all meeting participants
AAAS Section G (Biological Sciences) Fellows Reception 
7:00 p.m.    
Reception for Section Fellows and Speakers; By invitation only

Saturday, 15 February 2014

New Insights into Animal Behavior: The Role of the Microbiome 
08:00 a.m. 

AAAS Fellows Forum 
08:00 a.m.    

Biological Sciences Section Business Meeting
10:00 a.m.    
Open to all meeting participants

New Insights into Animal Behavior: The Role of the Microbiome
1:00 p.m.
Section Sponsored Symposium; Open to all meeting participants

Sunday, 16 February 2014

AAAS Council Meeting
9:00 p.m. 
Open to all registrants 

PM Planning Meeting for the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago
2:00 p.m.
Open to all section officers

AAAS Council and Section Officer Reception
6:30 p.m.
By invitation only


Over 200 professional societies are affiliated with the AAAS. Several have representatives at Biological Sciences Section G:

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences 
  • American Physiological Society 
  • American Phytopathological Society 
  • American Society of Animal Science 
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography 
  • American Society of Mammalogists 
  • American Society of Plant Biologists 
  • American Society of Plant Taxonomists 
  • American Statistical Association 
  • American Statistical Association 
  • Animal Behavior Society 
  • Association for Women in Science 
  • Association of Southeastern Biologists 
  • Behavior Genetics Association 
  • California Academy of Sciences 
  • Chi Beta Phi National Science Honorary 
  • Computerized Medical Imaging Society 
  • Cooper Ornithological Society 
  • Ecological Society of America 
  • Entomological Society of America 
  • Foundation for Science and Disability 
  • Gerontological Society of America 
  • International Biometric Society, Eastern and Western North American Regions 
  • International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 
  • International Society of Protistologists 
  • Microscopy Society of America 
  • Mycological Society of America 
  • National Association of Biology Teachers 
  • National Speleological Society 
  • New York Academy of Sciences 
  • Paleontological Society 
  • Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society 
  • Phycological Society of America 
  • Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science 
  • Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 
  • Society for Neuroscience 
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 
  • Society for the Study of Evolution 
  • Society for the Study of Social Biology 
  • Society of Systematic Biologists 
  • Society of Toxicology 
  • Soil Science Society of America 
  • West Virginia Academy of Science 
  • Wildlife Society