Professors Elected AAAS Fellows
Two McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of the recipients’ distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Honored with this prestigious title are:
- Chien Ho, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University alumni professor of biological sciences and director of the Pittsburgh Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Center for Biomedical Research in the Mellon College of Science
- Valerian Kagan, PhD, professor and vice-chairman in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, professor in the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, and also the director of the Center for Free Radical and Antioxidant Health
Dr. Ho is being recognized for pioneering the use of magnetic resonance to unravel allosteric mechanisms of hemoglobin, and to develop a non-invasive method to monitor immune responses in vivo.
Dr. Kagan is being honored for his distinguished contributions to the fields of free radical biology, medicine, and programmed cell death. Dr. Kagan’s research is focused on molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress, antioxidants, tissue and cell acute and chronic injury, and molecular and nanotoxicology. He is one of the pioneers of a new field of research surrounding oxidative lipidomics—the study of lipids and their oxidation.
The 2012 class of 702 fellows was recognized during the AAAS Fellows Forum held on February 16 at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.