Two College faculty are among a list of thirteen Cornell faculty
members who were named fellows of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific
society and publisher of the journal Science.
Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The 13 Cornell faculty members are among 531 researchers chosen to receive the prestigious award this year.
The fellows will be recognized Feb. 20 at the annual AAAS meeting, held this year in San Diego.
"These individuals have been elevated to this rank because of their
efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed
scientifically or socially distinguished," according to the AAAS news
The new fellows from the College and their AAAS citation are as follows:
Richard A. Cerione, Goldwin Smith Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology: "For distinguished contributions to the field of signal transduction, particularly in the area of biochemistry and cell biology of Ras-related G-proteins."
Maurine E. Linder, Professor and Chair of Molecular Medicine: "For distinguished contributions to our understanding of the enzymology of palmitoylation, a reversible posttranslational modification that regulates localization and trafficking of signaling proteins in cells.