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Faculty members selected as fellows of AAAS

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2004 - Summer


Three members of the Yale University faculty with medical school affiliations were named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in May.

Donald M. Engelman, Ph.D. ’67, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Bio-chemistry, uses X-ray diffraction, neutron scattering, electron microscopy, optical spectroscopy and biochemical methods to determine how the primary sequences of membrane proteins determine their three-dimensional structures and how they function.

Paul A. Fleury, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Engineering, is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Engineering and Applied Physics. At Yale he has been a catalyst in the emergence of engineering as a cohesive link between the physical and biomedical sciences.

Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., provost of Yale University, is the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Neurobiology and former dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She studies the development of the mammalian brain and the progression of the deadly glioma type of brain tumor. She has written more than 90 scientific publications and is the primary author of Molecular Probes of the Nervous System: Selected Methods for Antibodies and Nucleic Acid Probes.