This year, four UBC faculty members have been elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.
- Jesse Brewer (Physics): For his pioneering work developing muSR, in which muons are used to probe quantum materials, with critical applications ranging from high-temperature superconductivity to solid-state chemistry.
- Bryan Gick (Linguistics and Language Sciences): For distinguished contributions to the field of experimental phonetics, notably for advances in multimodal perception and biomechanics.
- Hongbin Li (Chemistry): For distinguished contributions to the field of single molecule biophysical chemistry, particularly for force spectroscopy studies on protein mechanics and protein folding/unfolding dynamics.
- Wyeth Wasserman (Biological Sciences): For distinguished contributions to the field of computational biology and genetics, particularly for the bioinformatics analysis of cis-regulatory sequences controlling gene transcription.
In 2020, 489 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Election as a Fellow of AAAS is a lifetime honor bestowed upon members by their peers, in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Beginning with Professor Albert Hennings in 1921, UBC’s roster of historic or active AAAS Fellows includes 80 faculty members.This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally recognized at a virtual Fellows Forum, an induction ceremony for the new Fellows, on Feb. 13, 2021