Stamatios "Tom" Krimigis, J. Marie Hardwick and
Richard L. Huganir have been elected as fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, an
honor bestowed upon members by their peers. The AAAS is the
world's largest general scientific society and publisher of
the journal Science.
The three from Johns Hopkins are among 308 members
recognized this year for their efforts to advance science
or its applications that are deemed scientifically or
socially distinguished. New fellows will be honored on Feb.
19 at the Fellows Forum during the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting
in Washington, D.C.
As part of the Section on Astronomy, Tom Krimigis,
head emeritus of the Space Department at the
Laboratory, was elected for playing a crucial role in
the birth of the Discovery program and for leadership of
successful planetary exploration missions by APL.
J. Marie Hardwick, the David Bodian Professor in the
W. Harry Feinstone
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at
the Bloomberg School of Public Health, was honored by the
Section on Medical Sciences for her fundamental
contributions to the understanding of programmed cell death
and its impact on viral infections. Hardwick also holds a
joint appointment at the School of Medicine's Oncology
Richard L. Huganir, a professor in the School of
Medicine with joint appointments in
Chemistry, was elected by the Section on Neuroscience
for distinguished contributions to the understanding of
neurotransmitter receptors and their role in the regulation
of synaptic transmission and plasticity. Huganir is also a
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.
Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated
societies and academies of science, serving 10 million
individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of
any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world,
with an estimated total readership of one million. The
organization's mission is to advance science and serve
society through initiatives in science policy,
international programs, science education and more. The
tradition of AAAS fellows began in 1874.