2015 AAAS Fellows Recognized for Contributions to Advancing Science

The AAAS Council elected 347 Fellows for 2015, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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The new Fellows will be recognized in a 13 February Fellows Forum at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. At the forum, Fellows receive an official certificate and fellowship rosette pin, the emblem of Fellowship.

Fellows are elected and nominated by the steering groups of the Association's 24 sections; three Fellows who are current AAAS members, as long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee's institution; and the AAAS chief executive officer.

Nominees must have been continuous AAAS members for four years by the end of the calendar year in which they are elected. The AAAS Council, chaired by the AAAS president, makes the final selection.

Nominations for the 2016 AAAS Fellows cycle begin on 23 November 2015.

2015 AAAS Fellows

Section on Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources

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

Section on Anthropology

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

Section on Astronomy

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

Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences

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

Section on Biological Sciences

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

Section on Chemistry

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

Section on Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences

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

Section on Education

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

Section on Engineering

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

Section on General Interest in Science and Engineering

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

Section on Geology and Geography

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

Section on History and Philosophy of Science

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

Section on Industrial Science and Technology

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

Section on Information, Computing, and Communication

  • Legand L. Burge III, Howard Univ.
  • James W. Demmel, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • Bruce Randall Donald, Duke Univ.
  • 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

Section on Linguistics and Language Sciences

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

Section on Mathematics

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

Section on Medical Sciences

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

Section on Neuroscience

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

Section on Pharmaceutical Sciences

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

Section on Physics

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

Section on Psychology

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

Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences

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

Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering

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

Section on Statistics

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