Dr. Kathleen Newton and Dr. Walter Gassmann have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Newton, a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences, was elected in the for Section on Biological Sciences for “distinguished contributions to the fields of plant biology and genetics, particularly for investigations of mitochondria and chloroplasts in plant growth and development”.
Dr. Gassmann, a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, was elected in the Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources “for outstanding and seminal contributions to plant pathology in the area of plant innate immunity and cellular responses to pathogen exposure”.
These new elections bring the number of AAAS Fellows in the IPG to 22.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science 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. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin on Saturday, February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
A complete list of all 2016 fellows can be found on the AAAS website.