ASCB members elected as AAAS Fellows

John McCutcheon

Vassie Ware

J.K. Haynes

David Marcey

Beronda Montgomery

E. Michael Ostap

Joel Swanson

Andrew Campbell

Each year the American Association for the Advancement of Science elects scientists to receive the lifetime distinction of being named AAAS Fellow.

The title recognizes important contributions to STEM disciplines, including pioneering research, leadership within a given field, teaching and mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science.

ASCB members elected this year are:

Sanjay Kumar


Section on Education

David J. Marcey, California Lutheran University: For distinguished contributions to molecular modeling education and for creation of the online molecular museum and other tools.

John Kermit Haynes, Morehouse College: For distinguished contributions to national efforts to enhance STEM diversity, remarkable contributions to science education and training, and significant research in cell biology.

Section on Biological Sciences

Andrew G. Campbell, Brown University: For research in infectious diseases in neglected populations, administrative leadership, and service to increase the full participation of all in science.

Sanjay Kumar, University of California, Berkeley: For distinguished contributions to the field of bioengineering, particularly the development of biomaterial and single-cell technologies to investigate mechanobiological signaling in health and disease.

John McCutcheon, Arizona State University: For exceptional contributions to our understanding of the genetic underpinnings of symbiosis, in particular, several partner systems with conflict.

Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University: For distinguished contributions to plant biology and microbiology, particularly using photobiological analyses to investigate physiological and morphogenic adaptation of photosynthetic organisms.

E. Michael Ostap, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine: For distinguished contributions to the fields of biophysics and biochemistry, particularly for using single-molecule and biochemical techniques to study cytoskeletal motors.

Joel A. Swanson, University of Michigan Medical School: For distinguished contributions to the field of cell biology, particularly for advancing our understanding of how cells organize their cytoplasm for spatially organized activities.

Vassie Ware, Lehigh University: For contributions to understanding ribosomes and for outstanding initiatives in undergraduate science education.

About the Author:

Mary Spiro is ASCB's Science Writer and Social Media Manager.