Four School of Medicine faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.

Lynn Cooley, Ph.D., the C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics, is renowned for her work on egg development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Also professor of cell biology and of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Cooley directs Yale’s Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Pietro De Camilli, M.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and professor of neurobiology, is one of the world’s leading researchers in the cell biology of the synapse. De Camilli is also a director of the Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration, and Repair, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

Mark W. Hochstrasser, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, works to understand the mechanisms by which some specific proteins are rapidly degraded within cells while most others are spared. Hochstrasser is also professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.

David A. McCormick, Ph.D., the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and vice director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale, is an authority on the organization and function of the cellular networks of the brain’s cerebral cortex and thalamus.