Six Indiana University faculty have been elected to the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is one of the most distinguished honors within the scientific community, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the progress of science and research.
The 2021 IU fellows and their AAAS citations of merit are:
- Jerome Busemeyer, Distinguished Professor and Provost Professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, for distinguished contributions to psychological science in the development and testing of computational models of cognition, particularly for dynamic models of decision-making and quantum models of cognition.
- Dr. D. Wade Clapp, the Richard L. Schreiner Professor, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Distinguished Professor in the IU School of Medicine, for distinguished contributions to the field of basic, translational and clinical investigation of neurofibromatosis, the most common inherited cancer predisposition syndrome.
- Mark Kelley, the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research in the IU School of Medicine, for distinguished contributions to the fields of molecular and translational biology, particularly the mechanisms of DNA damage and repair with emphasis on signaling proteins as therapeutic targets.
- Harikrishna Nakshatri, the Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research, professor of surgery, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the IU School of Medicine, for distinguished contributions to our understanding of the pathobiology of breast cancer and for important successes in identifying, validating and exploiting new therapeutic targets in this disease.
- P. David Polly, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, for distinguished contributions to the field of vertebrate paleontology, particularly for original studies in morphometrics, for quantitative analyses in paleobiology, and for innovative studies on mammalian evolution.
- Dr. Michael Weiss, Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the IU School of Medicine, for distinguished contributions to molecular endocrinology through elucidation of the mechanism of insulin's protective hinge and transcriptional mechanisms in gonadal development and dysgenesis.