Petit Institute researchers among six Georgia Tech faculty to receive honor
Two researchers with the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2015.
Yury Chernoff and Christoph J. Fahrni are among six Georgia Institute of Technology faculty members named to this year’s class of AAAS Fellows, who are elected by their peers in recognition of distinguished contributions to science or its application.
This year’s honorees from Georgia Tech are:
• School of Biology Professor Yury Chernoff: For distinguished contributions to the field of molecular/cellular biology, particularly for understanding prion formation and deciphering the chaperone role in prion propagation in yeast.
• School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Christoph J. Fahrni: For distinguished contributions on the development of metal ion sensors and for discoveries on the mechanisms for metal transport and storage during growth and development.
• School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Jean Lynch-Stieglitz: For bringing physical oceanography approaches to the study of transient circulation changes during ice ages, providing a window into the ocean’s interaction with today’s climate change.
• School of Public Policy Professor Philip Shapira: For distinguished contributions to science, technology and innovation policy, particularly for contributions to improved understanding of effective means of modernizing manufacturing.
• Scheller College of Business Regents Professor Marie Thursby: For research contributions to the role universities play in innovation and the development of pioneering graduate programs that prepare students for careers commercializing new technologies.
• School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Emeritus Paul H. Wine: For distinguished contributions to the fields of physical and atmospheric chemistry, particularly for experimental studies of the kinetics and mechanisms of fast free radical reactions.
A formal ceremony to induct new fellows will be held during the AAAS Annual Meeting in February.