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Ten Berkeley scientists named fellows of AAAS

| 31 October 2007

Ten Berkeley faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among 471 scholars honored "for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications."

The new fellows for 2007 will be presented with an official certificate and a gold- and-blue rosette pin (the colors representing science and engineering, respectively) on Saturday, Feb. 16, at a special forum during the 2008 AAAS annual meeting in Boston.

Berkeley's new fellows bring the campus total to 205. They are:

. Robert Fischer, professor of plant and microbial biology, "for distinguished contributions to the study of epigenetic processes through pioneering work on plant gene imprinting, DNA demethylation, and Polycomb group proteins."

. Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology, "for pathbreaking research on the nature and treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder."

. Nicholas Jewell, professor of biostatistics and statistics, "for seminal contributions to biostatistical methodology and their applications to current health problems and editorial leadership in the statistical sciences."

. Judith Klinman, professor of chemistry, "for her discovery of protein-derived quino-cofactors, demonstration of nuclear tunneling in enzymatic C-H activation, and advances on oxygen activation by enzymes."

. Mimi Koehl, professor of integrative biology, "for groundbreaking research in functional morphology, for international research leadership, and for her role as a model for women scientists."

. Richard Norgaard, professor of energy and resources, "for pathbreaking contributions to environmental and ecological economics and for improving the scientific content of public and policy discourse on sustainability and the future."

. Kevin Padian, professor of integrative biology and curator of Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology, "for distinguished contributions to the study of the vertebrate evolutionary adaptations and especially for his leadership in science education."

. David Patterson, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, "for distinguished contributions to computer architecture and for distinguished leadership of the field."

. Thomas "Zack" Powell, professor of integrative biology, "for innovative interdisciplinary research in biological oceanography, for his role for many years as a leader of the GLOBEC effort, and for his international leadership."

. Randy Schekman, professor of molecular and cell biology, "for distinguished contributions to the field of cell biology, particularly for elucidating molecular pathways mediating protein secretion, membrane assembly, and vesicle transport by eukaryotic cells."

The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society. The tradition of AAAS fellows, who are chosen by their peers, began in 1874.