Chemistry of Life Processes Institute faculty member, Ali Shilatifard, has elected by his peers as 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science.

Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Robert Francis Furchgott Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, was recognized for “his distinguished contributions to transcriptional elongation control and chromatin, particularly the role these processes play during development and in the pathogenesis and treatment of childhood leukemia.”

“I am very thankful for having been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement in Science,” said Shilatifard, also a professor of Pediatrics. “I have always held in high esteem the elected Fellows of AAAS and what they represent for the promotion of science in the United States and abroad, and I am honored and humbled to be now among them.”

The 391 new fellows elected this year will be honored at a ceremony on Feb. 18, 2017, at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.

Currently, 56 Northwestern faculty members are fellows of the AAAS who remain active members of the Association.

Article orginally published on the Feinberg School of Medicine News Center.  Written by Michelle Mohney.