Four IRP researchers elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected four IRP investigators as AAAS Fellows this year. These incredibly accomplished individuals are among 443 scientists chosen as 2019 AAAS Fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science:

John A. Beutler, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) identifies and studies natural products that have the potential to be used as cancer treatments. He also builds and maintains a library of chemicals used to support high-throughput screening of compounds for molecularly-targeted cancer drug discovery.

Francesco DeMayo, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate the functioning of the female reproductive system and the lungs, as well as how environmental factors contribute to diseases like endometriosis, endometrial cancer, and lung cancer.

R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which functional activity in the brain regulates the development of the nervous system during the periods shortly before and shortly after birth.

Kelly G. Ten Hagen, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) studies the process by which sugar molecules are attached to cellular proteins — known as glycosylation — in order to determine how it influences development and disease.

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the four IRP investigators elected as 2018 AAAS Fellows

The IRP's 2019 AAAS Fellows. Clockwise from top-left: R. Douglas Fields, Francesco DeMayo, John A. Beutler, and Kelly G. Ten Hagen.

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This page was last updated on Friday, January 21, 2022