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AAAS recognizes six for efforts in advancing science

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has announced that six Harvard affiliates have been elected fellows.

Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, nearly 375 individuals have been awarded this honor for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin in February at the association’s annual meeting in St. Louis.

This year’s Harvard AAAS fellows (including the area for which they are being recognized) are Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Stephen Coplan Harrison and David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Kevin Struhl (biological sciences); Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Xiaoliang Sunney Xie (chemistry); Professor of Medicine H. Franklin Bunn and Professor of Pathology Harvey Cantor (medical sciences); and Professor of Psychology Daniel M. Wegner (psychology).

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, and is publisher of the journal Science. It was founded in 1848, and includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.