Elected Fellows

Fellowship Rosette

A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council. Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academe, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. In a tradition stretching back to 1874, these individuals are recognized for their extraordinary achievements across disciplines. Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS Council from the list of approved nominations from the Section Steering Committees.

Newly elected Fellows are presented with their certificate and fellowship rosette at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting. The rosette was adopted by the Board of Directors on 2 December 1989, as an emblem of Fellowship. Following heraldic tradition, the blue represents engineering and the gold represents science.

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In October, the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected the class of 2015 Fellows. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on 13 February 2016 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Presented by section affiliation, they are:


Arthur G. Appel, Auburn University
Kathryn J. Boor, Cornell University
Judith K. Brown, University of Arizona
Ronald David Green, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michael Andrew Grusak, USDA-ARS/Baylor College of Medicine
Jan W. Hopmans, University of California, Davis
Ken Lee, Ohio State University
Andrew (Sandy) M. Liebhold, U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station
Thomas L. Marsh, Washington State University
Philip Gordon Pardey, University of Minnesota
Randall S. Prather, University of Missouri-Columbia
James M. Reecy, Iowa State University
Mark R. Riley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
R. Michael Roberts, University of Missouri
G. Philip Robertson, Michigan State University
Daniel P. Schachtman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ravi Prakash Singh, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Mexico)
Zhiyong Wang, Carnegie Institution for Science
Frank F. White, University of Florida
Roger Philip Wise, USDA-ARS/Iowa State University


Timothy G. Bromage, New York University
Bruce M. Latimer, Case Western Reserve University
Thomas W. McDade, Northwestern University
Kathleen A. O’Connor, University of Washington
Michael D. Rose, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School/Duke University
Richard R. Wilk, Indiana University


Sarbani Basu, Yale University
Edmund Bertschinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matthew Colless, Australian National University
Lucy-Ann A. McFadden, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Timothy A. McKay, University of Michigan


Claudia Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina
David H. Bromwich, Ohio State University
Qiang Fu, University of Washington
William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society
Michael D. King, University of Colorado Boulder
Brian K. Lamb, Washington State University
Zhanqing Li, University of Maryland
Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sergey A. Nizkorodov, University of California, Irvine
Ronald S. Oremland, U.S. Geological Survey
Marc B. Parlange, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Cora Einterz Randall, University of Colorado
Jose M. Rodriguez, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dennis Tirpak, World Resources Institute
Compton J. Tucker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Cheryl H. Arrowsmith, University of Toronto (Canada)
Irina Artsimovitch, Ohio State University
Jacques Balthazart, University of Liege (Belgium)
Tamar Barkay, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Michelle Barton, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Steven R. Beissinger, University of California, Berkeley
Michael A. Bell, Stony Brook University
Keith Louis Bildstein, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Douglas L. Black, University of California, Los Angeles
Julie A. Brill, The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)
Emily A. Buchholtz, Wellesley College
Zachary F. Burton, Michigan State University
Andrea Califano, Columbia University
Yury Chernoff, Georgia Institute of Technology
Karlene A. Cimprich, Stanford University School of Medicine
Jerry David Cohen, University of Minnesota
David O. Conover, Stony Brook University
Nancy J. Cox, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Gerald R. Crabtree, Stanford University School of Medicine
Kendra L. Daly, University of South Florida
Hans G. Dam, University of Connecticut
Frédéric J. de Sauvage, Genentech
John DiGiovanni, University of Texas at Austin
Beverly M. Emerson, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Christoph J. Fahrni, Georgia Institute of Technology
Melville Brockett Fenton, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Gerald R. Fink, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maureen Anne Gannon, Vanderbilt University
Scott Lyell Gardner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pamela K. Geyer, University of Iowa
Helen Haskell Hobbs, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Leonard (Jim) S. Jefferson, Pennsylvania State University
Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside
Paul Stephen Keim, Northern Arizona University
Hannah L. Klein, New York University School of Medicine
Alberto R. Kornblihtt, University of Buenos Aires/National Council of Research and Technology (Argentina)
Damian J. Krysan, University of Rochester
Dennis Edward Kyle, University of South Florida
David L. Lentz, University of Cincinnati
Arthur Mallay Lesk, Pennsylvania State University
Maria C. Linder, California State University, Fullerton
Erik A. Lundquist, University of Kansas
Pierre P. Massion, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Michael J. Matunis, Johns Hopkins University
William W. Metcalf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Armin Philipp Moczek, Indiana University
Cynthia Casson Morton, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Robert K. Moyzis, University of California, Irvine
Steven A. Murawski, University of South Florida
Gerd P. Pfeifer, Van Andel Research Institute
Ellen K. Pikitch, Stony Brook University
David W. Piston, Washington University in St. Louis
Carolyn M. Price, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Jan A. Randall, San Francisco State University
Joseph C. Reese, Pennsylvania State University
Louise A. Rollins-Smith, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David G. Schatz, Yale University
Brian Silliman, Duke University
Temple F. Smith, Boston University
C. Neal Stewart, Jr., University of Tennessee
Beth A. Sullivan, Duke University Medical Center
LuZhe Sun, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Song Tan, Pennsylvania State University
Carolyn M. Teschke, University of Connecticut
Joe M. Tohme, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Colombia)
Kenneth W. Turteltaub, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ratna K. Vadlamudi, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Ilya Vakser, University of Kansas
William Edward Walden, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Wenyi Wei, Harvard Medical School
Beverly Wendland, Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Dong Xu, University of Missouri
Philip L. Yeagle, University of Connecticut
William E. Zamer, National Science Foundation
Janos Zempleni, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ning Zheng, University of Washington


David B. Berkowitz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
William F. Carroll, Jr., Occidental Chemical Corporation (Retired)/Indiana University
Arthur J. Carty, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Xi Chen, University of California, Davis
Luis A. Colón, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Gregg B. Fields, Florida Atlantic University
Leonard W. Fine, Science Foundation Arizona
Edith M. Flanigen, UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company
Cassandra L. Fraser, University of Virginia
Ingrid Fritsch, University of Arkansas
Peter F. Green, University of Michigan
Masa-aki Haga, Chuo University (Japan)
Craig Jon Hawker, University of California, Santa Barbara
Christopher P. Jaroniec, Ohio State University
Michael Lawrence Klein, Temple University
Lon B. Knight, Jr., Furman University
Shu Kobayashi, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Amnon Kohen, University of Iowa
Bern Kohler, Montana State University
Jay A. LaVerne, University of Notre Dame
Dennis L. Lichtenberger, University of Arizona
Timothy E. Long, Virginia Tech
Walter Loveland, Oregon State University
Michael J. Maroney, University of Massachusetts Amherst
E.W. “Bert” Meijer, Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
Joseph S. Merola, Virginia Tech
David E. Morris, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Kate H. Murashige, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ralph G. Nuzzo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M. Parans Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Robin N. Perutz, University of York (UK)
Reuben J. Peters, Iowa State University
Eli Pollak, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Andrzej Rajca, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tariq M. Rana, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Louis Terminello, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Rao M. Uppu, Southern University and A&M College
R. Bruce Weisman, Rice University
Paul H. Wine, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jay R. Winkler, California Institute of Technology
Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Singapore)
Timothy S. Zwier, Purdue University


William Giannobile, University of Michigan
Francis L. Macrina, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thomas E. Van Dyke, Forsyth Institute


Carol Bender, University of Arizona
Lin Chambers, NASA
Edward E. Geary, Western Washington University
Theodore Hodapp, American Physical Society
Watson M. Laetsch, University of California, Berkeley (Retired)
Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Duke University Medical Center
Samuel M. Taylor, Center for Science and Public Life


James Hiram Aylor, University of Virginia
David F. Bahr, Purdue University
Ian Baker, Dartmouth College
Karl K. Berggren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Venkat R. Bhethanabotla, University of South Florida
R. Byron Bird, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marc Cahay, University of Cincinnati
Shu Chien, University of California, San Diego
Lalit Chordia, Thar Energy, LLC
Ted Allen Conway, Florida Institute of Technology
Dennis E. Discher, University of Pennsylvania
Jon Dobson, University of Florida
Dominique M. Durand, Case Western Reserve University
Greg Evans, University of Toronto (Canada)
Yuguang “Michael” Fang, University of Florida
Donald P. Gaver III, Tulane University
K. Jane Grande-Allen, Rice University
Vincent G. Harris, Northeastern University
Kevin J. Hemker, Johns Hopkins University
Marwan K. Khraisheh, Qatar Foundation
Timothy L. Killeen, University of Illinois
Shankar Mahalingam, University of Alabama in Huntsville
William H. Mischo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sushanta K. Mitra, York University (Canada)
Babatunde Ogunnaike, University of Delaware
Martin Richardson, University of Central Florida
Ian M. Robertson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, Washington University in St. Louis
Mark T. Swihart, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Michael W. Vannier, University of Chicago Medical Center
Haiyan Wang, Texas A&M University
Hong Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tian C. Zhang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Yuwen Zhang, University of Missouri
Andrew L. Zydney, Pennsylvania State University


Barry Aprison, University of Chicago
Carla Carlson, University of Minnesota
Monica M. Metzler, Illinois Science Council
David Evans Shaw, Black Point Group


Marie-Pierre Aubry, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Annalisa Berta, San Diego State University
David P. Dethier, Williams College
Jacqueline Eaby Dixon, University of South Florida
Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida
Frank R. Ettensohn, University of Kentucky
Janet Franklin, Arizona State University
Andrew J. Friedland, Dartmouth College
Steve Frolking, University of New Hampshire
Nancy L. Jackson, New Jersey Institute of Technology
R. James Kirkpatrick, Michigan State University
Paul L. Koch, University of California, Santa Cruz
M. Susan Lozier, Duke University
Michael Mann, Pennsylvania State University
Douglas Burton Richardson, Association of American Geographers
J. Donald Rimstidt, Virginia Tech
David Stahle, University of Arkansas


Anne Fagot-Largeault, College de France
Sandra D. Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh


Hiroshi Nagano, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan)/Japan Science and Technology Agency
Shigeo (Ted) Oyama, Virginia Tech /University of Tokyo (Japan)
Philip Shapira, University of Manchester (UK)/Georgia Institute of Technology
Thomas Zacharia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Legand L. Burge III, Howard University
James W. Demmel, University of California, Berkeley
Bruce Randall Donald, Duke University
Kenneth M. Ford, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Bruce Hendrickson, Sandia National Laboratories
Anna W. Topol, IBM Research
Erik Winfree, California Institute of Technology
Victor W. Zue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Victor Golla, Humboldt State University
John J. McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Daniel L. Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Peter Kuchment, Texas A&M University
Reinhard C. Laubenbacher, University of Connecticut Health Center/Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Howard A. Levine, Iowa State University


Joey V. Barnett, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Peter A. Barry, University of California, Davis
Gordon R. Bernard, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Robert David Burk, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
John M. Carethers, University of Michigan Health System
Gen-Sheng Feng, University of California, San Diego
Michael A. Frohman, Stony Brook University
Stephen J. Galli, Stanford University School of Medicine
Gabriel Hortobagyi, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Robert E. Hurst, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Christopher D. Kontos, Duke University Medical Center
Mitchell Kronenberg, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Calvin J. Kuo, Stanford University School of Medicine
E. Douglas Lewandowski, University of Illinois at Chicago/Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Asrar B. Malik, University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert J. Matusik, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lopa Mishra, George Washington University/University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Beverly S. Mitchell, Stanford University School of Medicine
Vincent Monnier, Case Western Reserve University
Hugh M. O’Brodovich, Stanford University School of Medicine
Paul A. Offit, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mark E. Peeples, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
Mark R. Philips, New York University School of Medicine
David Joseph Pintel, University of Missouri-Columbia
Vito Quaranta, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Peter S. Rabinovitch, University of Washington
William N. Rom, New York University Langone Medical Center
Jeffrey M. Rosen, Baylor College of Medicine
Victor L. Schuster, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Alan L. Scott, Johns Hopkins University
Melinda Wharton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mark Yeager, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Qing Yi, Cleveland Clinic


Edwin George (Ted) Abel III, University of Pennsylvania
Robert E. Burke, Columbia University Medical Center
John R. Huguenard, Stanford University School of Medicine
Anumantha G. Kanthasamy, Iowa State University
Edward H. Koo, University of California, San Diego/National University of Singapore
Shinn-Zong Lin, China Medical University
Paul S. Mischel, University of California, San Diego/Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Louis J. Ptáček, University of California, San Francisco
Thomas A. Rando, Stanford University School of Medicine
Anna Wang Roe, Vanderbilt University/Zhejiang University (China)
William W. Seeley, University of California, San Francisco
Michael N. Shadlen, Columbia University
Pamela Jean Shaw, University of Sheffield (UK)
Steven A. Siegelbaum, Columbia University Medical Center
Ethan R. Signer, CHDI Foundation/CHDI Management
Edward L. Stuenkel, University of Michigan
Kent E. Vrana, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


James T. Dalton, University of Michigan
Courtney V. Fletcher, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Stephen B. Howell, University of California, San Diego
Patricia D. Kroboth, University of Pittsburgh
Cynthia Moreton Kuhn, Duke University School of Medicine
Richard R. Neubig, Michigan State University
Alan Paau, Guangda Cooperation International Technology Center (China)
Doodipala Samba Reddy, Texas A&M University


Mark A. Eriksson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Raymond Fonck, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Martin Greven, University of Minnesota
Andreas J. Heinrich, IBM Almaden Research Center
A.T. Charlie Johnson, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
Steven M. Kahn, Stanford University
Duncan McBride, National Science Foundation (Retired)
Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University
Sekazi Kauze Mtingwa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Retired)/Triangle Science, Education & Economic Development, LLC
Beate Schmittmann, Iowa State University
Gary Shiu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michelle Yvonne Simmons, University of New South Wales (Australia)
Mark Trodden, University of Pennsylvania


Rebecca D. Burwell, Brown University
Laurence Baker Leonard, Purdue University
David G. Myers, Hope College
Scott Plous, Wesleyan University
J. Edward Russo, Cornell University
Paula R. Skedsvold, Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Kiran K. Soma, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Jeffrey M. Zacks, Washington University in St. Louis


Chloe E. Bird, RAND
Thomas A. DiPrete, Columbia University
Jerald Hage, University of Maryland, College Park
Marie Currie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology


Cathleen A. Campbell, CRDF Global
David Goldston, Natural Resources Defense Council
Owen D. Jones, Vanderbilt University
Kathleen M. Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists


Michael Paul Cohen, American Institutes for Research
Bruce A. Craig, Purdue University
Patricia A. Jacobs, Naval Postgraduate School
Alan F. Karr, RTI International
Stephen Portnoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
James Matthew Robins, Harvard University
Daniel O. Stram, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Chih-Ling Tsai, University of California, Davis
Alyson G. Wilson, North Carolina State University