Five basic scientists at UCSF will be awarded the distinction of fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on February 19.
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Gail Martin, whose first-in-field discoveries are well known by developmental biologists around the world, has been named to receive the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2011 Excellence in Science Award.
Robert Fletterick, Donald Ganem, Ulrike Heberlein, Lewis Lanier and Zena Werb were recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Kimbery Topp, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, has been named a fellow of the American Association of Anatomists.
UCSF experienced the highs and the lows of 2009, a year that marked the beginning of a leadership shift at the health sciences University.