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Three Yale faculty are among 503 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2011 - Spring

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Three Yale faculty are among 503 members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to be named AAAS Fellows this year for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications in society and public policy as well as in research and education. The new fellows received a certificate at the 2011 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in February.

Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., chair of the Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, was honored for his contributions to the field of microbial pathogenesis and his studies of the interaction of enteric bacterial pathogens with their host cells. Haifan Lin, Ph.D., director of the Yale Stem Cell Center, was honored for his contributions to stem cell research and developmental biology, particularly for work in stem cell niche theory and the regulatory role of small RNAs in stem cells and germ line development.Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D., the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and professor of genetics and statistics, was honored for fundamental contributions to statistical genomics and genetic epidemiology, for outstanding service to the fields of statistics and human genetics, and for the training of many young scientists.