Four UBC faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honour is awarded to researchers whose work has advanced science or its applications.
• Beverley Green, professor of Botany, was elected for her contributions to the field of photosynthesis, particularly the biochemistry of light-harvesting complexes and molecular evolution of the chloroplast.
• Patrick Keeling, professor of Botany, was elected for his contributions to the fields of evolutionary biology, biodiversity, and microbiology, in particular relating to protistology and the early evolution of complex cells.
• Geoffrey Wasteneys, professor of Botany, was elected for his contributions to the field of plant cell biology, particularly for innovative integration of microscopy with molecular-genetics to model cytoskeletal organization.
• Judy Illes, professor of Neurology in the Department of Medicine, was elected for her pioneering leadership in neuroethics — an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the ethical, legal, social and policy implications of advances in neuroscience.
This year’s class of 702 fellows joins the world’s largest general scientific society. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the publisher of the journal Science and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.