University Of Virginia Professors Elected As Fellows Of American
Association For The Advancement Of Science
11, 2000 -- Three University of Virginia scientists
have been awarded the distinction of being chosen this year as fellows
by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
They are Donald F. Hunt, University Professor of Chemistry and Pathology;
Richard C. McCarty, professor of psychology, and Andrew P. Somlyo,
Charles Slaughter Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biology.
three scientists have been elevated to this rank because of their
efforts in advancing science or fostering applications that are
will be presented with a certificate and a rosette pin during a
ceremony on Feb. 19 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
is recognized for outstanding contributions to mass spectrometry,
especially in the microsequencing of proteins and electron-capture
negative-ion mass spectrometry.
is being honored for his laboratory research relating to the psychobiology
of stress and the interplay between genotype and the environment
in the development of hypertension.
is being recognized for his fundamental contributions, through functional
and structural studies, to the understanding of signal transduction
and contractile mechanism of smooth muscle and to biological x-ray
tradition of AAAS fellows distinction began in 1874. AAAS members
can be considered for the rank of fellow if nominated by the steering
group of their respective sections, by three fellows, or by the
association's executive officer. The nominations pass through a
review process and the most distinct nominees in their field are
eventually awarded the rank of fellow by decision of the AAAS Council,
the policymaking body of the association.
year, AAAS awarded fellowships to 283 members. The association represents
the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000
members, and publishes the prestigious journal Science.
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