Cancer Researchers and Clinicians Elected as 2015 AAAS Fellows

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Council elected 347 fellows for 2015, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. The tradition of electing AAAS fellows began in 1874 to recognize members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The new fellows will be recognized in a Fellows Forum on February 13, 2016, at the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

This year saw a large election of cancer researchers and clinicians to fellow status. An abridged list of those elected is below. For a full listing of all 2015 AAAS elected fellows, please visit

Section on Biological Sciences

Cheryl H. Arrowsmith, PhD, University of Toronto

Michelle Barton, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Julie A. Brill, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children

Andrea Califano, PhD, Columbia University

Nancy Cox, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Gerald R. Crabtree, MD, Stanford University

Frédéric J. de Sauvage, PhD, Genentech

John DiGiovanni, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Beverly M. Emerson, PhD, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Gerald R. Fink, PhD, Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maureen Anne Gannon, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Leonard S. Jefferson, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Hannah L. Klein, PhD, New York University School of Medicine

Alberto R. Kornblihtt, PhD, University of Buenos Aires/National Council of Research and Technology

Damian J. Krysan, MD, PhD, University of Rochester

Arthur Mallay Lesk, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Pierre P. Massion, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Michael J. Matunis, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Cynthia C. Morton, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Robert K. Moyzis, PhD, University of California, Irvine

Gerd P. Pfeifer, PhD, Van Andel Research Institute

Joseph C. Reese, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

David G. Schatz, PhD, Yale University

Karlene Simprich, PhD, Stanford University

Beth A. Sullivan, PhD, Duke University Medical Center

LuZhe Sun, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Song Tan, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Kenneth W. Turteltaub, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ratna K. Vadlamudi, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Wenyi Wei, PhD, Harvard Medical School

Beverly Wendland, PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Ning Zheng, PhD, University of Washington

Section on Medical Sciences

Robert David Burk, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

John M. Carethers, MD, University of Michigan Health System

Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD, University of California, San Diego

Michael A. Frohman, MD, PhD, Stony Brook University

Gabriel Hortobagyi, MD, FACP, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert E. Hurst, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Christopher D. Kontos, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Calvin J. Kuo, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Robert J. Matusik, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Lopa Mishra, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Beverly S. Mitchell, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

Mark R. Philips, MD, New York University School of Medicine

Vito Quaranta, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Peter S. Rabinovitch, MD, PhD, University of Washington

Jeffrey M. Rosen, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Qing Yi, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Nominations for the 2016 AAAS fellows cycle began on November 23, 2015. ■