November 27, 2018
Faculty join world’s largest general scientific society
Eleven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis — the most in a decade-and-a-half — are among 416 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society.
Samuel Achilefu; Victoria J. Fraser, MD; Robert W. Gereau; Kathleen B. Hall; Joseph Jez; Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD; Linda Joy Pike; Deborah C. Rubin, MD; L. David Sibley; Lilianna Solnica-Krezel; and Gary Silverman, MD, PhD, are being named fellows in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon the organization’s members by their peers.
The new fellows are being announced in the Nov. 29 issue of the journal Science, and will be honored Feb. 16 during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. They are:
|Mark E. Lowe, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and vice chair of clinical affairs and strategic planning in pediatrics at the School of Medicine, was chosen for his contributions to the field of molecular and translational medical science, particularly for elucidating the molecular mechanisms of pancreatic lipases in nutrition and pancreatitis.|
|Gary Silverman, MD, PhD, the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, was chosen for his contributions to the field of medical science, particularly for identifying the biological functions of intracellular serpins, for innovative clinical care and for physician-scientist training.|