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American Association for the Advancement of Science Honors Three Brandeis Scholars

November 28, 2017

Three Brandeis University scientists have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

This year’s election of Vice Provost for Research Edward Hackett, Joseph Levitan Professor of Vision Science Gina Turrigiano and Professor of Biology and Director of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems Leslie Griffith brings to 12 the number of current AAAS Fellows at Brandeis. The honor follows October’s announcement that Michael Rosbash, the Peter Gruber Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; and Jeffrey C. Hall, professor emeritus of biology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

“Coming on the heels of the Nobel Prize, this recognition and honor for three of our distinguished faculty is yet another affirmation of the enduring impact of Brandeis’ research and discoveries,” said Brandeis President Ron Liebowitz.

Griffith was elected to the neuroscience section for her “distinguished contributions to the field of neuroscience for studies exploring how the nervous system integrates information and generates behavioral outputs,” according to AAAS.

“It is clearly an honor to be elected a AAAS fellow,” Griffith said. “I am happy to be associated with an organization that is doing so much to promote science to the public and to bring science into policy-making discussions in Washington.”

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