Yishi Jin Named as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

January 11, 2011
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Biology professor Yishi Jin is one of seven UC San Diego faculty members named 2011 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

Jin, who is also an adjunct professor of in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was cited for her contributions in studying neurodevelopment using the nematode C. elegans.

The six other UC San Diego faculty members named 2011 Fellows were Philip E. Bourne, Xiang-Dong Fu, Kun-Liang Guan, Peter J. Novick, Bernhard Palsson and Kang Zhang. They were among 503 AAAS members selected this year by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored for "efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished."

This year's Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue (representing science and engineering, respectively) rosette pin at a special ceremony Feb. 19 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Their names will also be published in the Jan. 28 issue of the journal Science, published by the AAAS.

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