Three UBC botanists with expertise in photosynthesis, evolutionary biology and plant cell biology have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The honour is awarded to researchers whose work has advanced science or its applications.
The 2012 UBC Science AAAS fellows are:
For distinguished contributions to the field of photosynthesis, particularly the biochemistry of light-harvesting complexes and molecular evolution of the chloroplast.
For distinguished contributions to the fields of evolutionary biology, biodiversity, and microbiology, in particular relating to protistology and the early evolution of complex cells.
For distinguished contributions to the field of plant cell biology, particularly for innovative integration of microscopy with molecular-genetics to model cytoskeletal organization.
This year’s class of 702 fellows joins the world's largest general scientific society. Founded in 1848, AAAS is the publisher of the journal Science and includes 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.