Six from HMS Elected 2020 AAAS Fellows

Faculty recognized for distinguished work

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Six Harvard Medical School scientists and clinicians have been elected by their peers as 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are among this year’s 489 members awarded this honor by virtue of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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The honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.

The AAAS Fellows from HMS are:

Marcia Goldberg, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was elected to the Medical Sciences section for distinguished contributions to the field of microbial pathogenesis, particularly the molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions.

Lyn H. Jones, HMS research associate in biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology and chief scientist at the Center for Protein Degradation at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was elected to the Pharmaceutical Sciences section fordistinguished contributions to the field of medicinal chemistry, particularly using chemical biology to advance drug discovery research.

Matthew Meyerson, HMS professor of genetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was elected to the Biological Sciences section for distinguished contributions and pioneering genomic discoveries in cancer biology.

Jeremiah Scharf, HMS assistant professor of neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was elected to the Biological Sciences section for distinguished contributions to genetic and genomic studies of Tourette syndrome.

Jerrold Turner, HMS professor of pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was elected to the Medical Sciences section for distinguished contributions to cell biology, physiology, pathobiology and diagnosis in gastrointestinal science, particularly for defining functions, regulatory mechanisms and molecular therapies targeting mucosal barriers.

Lee Zou, HMS professor of pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, was elected to the Biological Sciences section for distinguished contributions to the fields of biochemistry and cancer, particularly for studies on the maintenance of genome stability. 

New Fellows will be inducted in February 2021 at a virtual forum and will receive an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, respectively.

Adapted from a AAAS news release.