The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named two researchers from the University of Minnesota as AAAS Fellows. Election as a fellow is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Among the 416 members honored this year by AAAS because of their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications are:
Carol Ishimaru, a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology within CFANS. Ishimaru has been named an AAAS Fellow for her distinguished contributions to the field of plant bacteriology, particularly in characterization and genomics of coryneform pathogens and developing a biological control for fire-blight disease.
Natalia Tretyakova, a Distinguished McKnight professor with the Department of Medicinal Chemistry within the College of Pharmacy. She has been named an AAAS Fellow for her significant contributions to the areas of chemical carcinogenesis, epigenetics, systems toxicology and analytical chemistry to identify DNA damage and modifications.