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Faculty member honored as AAAS fellow

John Schimenti John C. Schimenti has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. He will be recognized February 12 at the annual AAAS meeting, held this year in Chicago.

Schimenti, professor of genetics and director of Cornell's Center for Vertebrate Genomics, was recognized for significant contributions to the genetic analysis of mouse development, with a focus on methods for thorough genetic screening and analysis of gametogenesis and meiosis. His lab also uses the mouse model system to investigate the genetics of cancer. He has used genetic technologies to mutagenize the mouse genome and identify novel genes involved in these processes. He received his Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1985.