Irv Epstein named AAAS Fellow

By Lawrence Goodman

Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry Irv Epstein, who has been at Brandeis since 1971, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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.

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Categories: Faculty
Date: November 22, 2016