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Hockfield is known for her study of neuroscience and her contributions to MIT as president.

Gerald R. Fink, professor of genetics and founding member of the Whitehead Institute at MIT, has been chosen to serve as president-elect of AAAS. He will begin his three-year term as an officer and member of the Executive Committee of the AAAS Board of Directors on 19 February 2013, at the close of the 179th Annual Meeting in Boston.