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Dr. Dong Xu elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Dong Xu

Dr. Dong Xu, the James C. Dowell Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world. Election as a Fellow of AAAS is bestowed upon members by their peers in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications. Dr. Xu was recognized for his “distinguished contributions to the field of bioinformatics and computational biology and for extensive service to the research community and the University of Missouri”.

"MU highly values interdisciplinary research and provides a wonderful environment for it," Xu said. "It is easy and enjoyable to collaborate here. The IPG plays an important role in fostering many of these collaborations. I have benefited a lot from this environment, which helped me to receive the AAAS fellowship."

"Dong is richly deserving of this recognition”, said Bob Sharp, Director of MU’s Interdisciplinary Plant Group. "His expertise and accomplishments in bioinformatics and computational biology are highly-valued and an indispensable component of our plant science community. Dong’s award brings the number of AAAS Fellows in the IPG to 20, an outstanding reflection on the excellence of plant science at MU."

Dr. Xu will be honored during an induction ceremony in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 13, 2016 during the AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting.