9 UCI researchers named AAAS fellows

November 21, 2016

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 -- Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from anthropology and psychology to computer science and biology have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

A total of 391 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to further science or its applications. New fellows will receive an official certificate and a gold-and-blue rosette pin on Feb. 18, 2017, at the organization's annual meeting in Boston.

"The AAAS plays an important role with the advancement of scientific research, education and outreach in the U.S.," said Pramod Khargonekar, UCI vice chancellor for research. "These brilliant scientists - -who represent a broad spectrum of academic pursuits -- personify UCI's research innovation and excellence, and we are proud of their achievements."

The new fellows will be formally announced Nov. 25 in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science.

Those from UCI are:

With this year's class, UCI has 150 AAAS fellows.
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About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It's located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit http://www.uci.edu.

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About the American Association for the Advancement of Science: AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of Science -- which has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal -- as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology and Science Robotics. Founded in 1848, the nonprofit AAAS (http://www.aaas.org) encompasses nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. It is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more. For the latest research news, log on to EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.

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