Two doctors and a dentist from UCLA have been selected as 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among 396 members awarded this honor by the AAAS for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, on Feb. 17, 2018, at the association’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, and formally announced in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of the journal Science on Nov. 24.
UCLA’s newest AAAS fellows are:
Dr. Ichiro Nishimura, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry. Nishimura is being recognized for his contributions in the field of oral and craniofacial disease processes, particularly the study of rare diseases of the craniofacial complex.
Dr. Joaquin Fuster, senate emeritus distinguished professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. Fuster is being honored for his contributions to cognitive neuroscience.
Dr. Otoniel Martinez-Maza, professor of obstetrics and gynecology; epidemiology; and microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. Martinez-Maza is being recognized for his contributions to the field of AIDS-related lymphoma etiology and immunology, particularly for elucidating the role that B-cell activation plays in lymphomagenesis.
The mission of the AAAS, founded in 1848, is to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs and science education.