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Scientists from medical school become AAAS fellows

Medicine@Yale, 2017 - Apr May


The school’s two newest inductees are a cell biologist and a neuroscientist

Two School of Medicine faculty members have become fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Charles A. Greer, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and of neuroscience; and Martin A. Schwartz, Ph.D., the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and professor of biomedical engineering and of cell biology, are among 391 new members of AAAS who were officially installed in February.

AAAS named Greer to its section on neuroscience, recognizing his work on development and function of the mammalian olfactory system, which is a model for understanding brain wiring and neural processing. Greer earned his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1978. After postdoctoral work at Yale, he joined the medical school faculty in 1983 and became a full professor in 1997.

Schwartz, now a fellow in the AAAS section on biological sciences, was recognized for his contributions to cell biology, particularly to understanding integrin signaling and mechanotransduction in vascular biology and medicine. Schwartz earned his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1979. After serving on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, the Scripps Research Institute, and the University of Virginia, he joined Yale’s faculty in 2011.

AAAS, which publishes the journal Science, was founded in 1848 and is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society.