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Two William Neal Reynolds Professors named AAAS Fellows


Purugganan and Hanley-Bowdoin

Two College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and genetics, and Dr. Michael Purugganan, William Neal Reynolds Professor of genetics, are among 376 scientists to be honored by AAAS.

AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Each year, the AAAS Council elects members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished. Fellows are nominated by their peers and undergo an extensive review process.

Hanley-Bowdoin was recognized for her distinguished contributions in providing valuable insight into basic plant mechanisms using geminiviruses as models for plant DNA replication, transcription and cell cycle regulation.

Purugganan was selected for his contributions to the field of plant molecular evolution and for studies of functional evolution in Arabidopsis, a model plant.

Hanley-Bowdoin and Purugganan will be recognized at the AAAS annual meeting in St. Louis, Mo., in February.

- NCSU News Services