Dartmouth Medical School Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics Jennifer Loros was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 449 members were awarded the honor because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New Fellows will be honored at the 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
As part of the section on biological sciences, Loros was elected as an AAAS Fellow for her research on the molecular dissection of the circadian clock using the mold model Neurospora crassa.
"I'm honored to be a part of this distinguished group, among the finest scientists in the world," says Loros. "My colleagues' and my research contributes to science's understanding of biological clocks, and it's rewarding to be recognized for doing work that I find interesting and important."
The tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874. Currently, members can be considered for the rank of fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the association's 24 sections, or by any three fellows who are current AAAS members (so long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee's institution), or by the AAAS chief executive officer.
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.
By SUSAN KNAPP
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Last Updated: 12/17/08