Irv Epstein named AAAS Fellow
By Lawrence Goodman
Epstein was among 391 members of the Washington, D.C.-based AAAS to receive the distinction of Fellow this year. The organization is the world’s largest general scientific society.
Epstein said he was honored to receive the award from the AAAS. "I'm delighted and grateful for the recognition," he said. "It's always nice to be appreciated by fellow scientists."
Epstein's work focuses on oscillating chemical reactions in which the concentrations of chemicals increase and decrease over time. They are unusual in nature, but are the basis for the changes in levels of chemicals in our bodies that occur in a 24-hour cycle. They are also implicated in the cellular transformations that go on during the early stages of embryo development.