AAAS Announces 2005 Fellows; Three Recognized for Work
Three scientists affiliated with Johns Hopkins have been
awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow. Election is an
honor bestowed upon members of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science by their peers. This year 376
members were recognized for their scientifically or
socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its
George D. Rose, a professor in the Krieger School's
Department, was cited for "distinguished contributions
to the field of protein conformation and folding," and
Harry C. Dietz III, a professor of
in the School of Medicine, for "identification of the
genetic basis of Marfan's syndrome and the influence of
nonsense mutations on gene expression."
Peter C. Agre, a visiting professor in the School of
Biological Chemistry Department, was recognized "for
discovery of the aquaporin water channel proteins as
regulators of water balance and for identification of their
structure, function and importance in human disease," work
for which he received the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Agre is now vice chancellor for science and technology at
Duke University Medical Center.
New fellows will be inducted on Feb. 18 at the Fellows
Forum during the 2006 AAAS Annual Meeting in St. Louis,
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