Six UC Berkeley scientists elected lifetime fellows of AAAS

April 19, 2024

Six UC Berkeley researchers have been elected 2023 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

The honorees, announced today (Thursday, April 18), are among 502 scientists, engineers and innovators recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements.

The new UC Berkeley members of the 2023 class of fellows are:

Nicole King, professor of molecular and cell biology and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who was recognized "for distinguished contributions towards understanding the evolution of animals by developing choanoflagellates as a genetic and developmental system."

Matthew Welch, the Frances H. Williams Chair in Biological Sciences in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, who was honored "for distinguished contributions towards the understanding of the role of cytoskeletal proteins in pathogens and the understanding of new targets for treatment."

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