November 18, 2004
Vol. 24 No. 5

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    Seven from faculty, Argonne lab named 2004 AAAS fellows

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected seven scientists at the University and Argonne National Laboratory as 2004 fellows. The seven are Joy Bergelson, Joshua Frieman, Gabrielle Long, Bernard Roizman, Raymond Roos, Thomas Rosenbaum and Chung-I Wu.

    Bergelson, Professor in Ecology & Evolution and the College, was cited “for fundamental studies on the molecular co-evolutionary interactions between Arabidopsis and its pathogens.”

    Frieman, Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College, was cited “for intellectual and leadership contributions, both theoretical and observational, to mapping the large-scale structure of the universe with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.”

    Long, Associate Director of the Experimental Facilities Division at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source facility, was cited “for outstanding leadership in the development and application of advanced X-ray and neutron measurement techniques for materials analysis.”

    Roizman, the Joseph Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor in Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, was cited “for fundamental studies on herpes simplex viruses with particular emphasis on the mechanisms by which these viruses evade the host responses to infection.”

    Roos, the Marjorie and Robert E. Straus Professor in Neurology, was cited “for studies on the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in viral and non-viral diseases, particularly for studies of picornavirus central nervous system infections.”

    Rosenbaum, the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor in Physics and the College and Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory, was cited “for pioneering experiments on quantum critical phenomena and other areas of low-temperature physics.”

    Wu, Chairman and Professor in Ecology & Evolution and the College, was cited “for revealing the complex genetic architecture of species formation, characterizing genes that drive this process and proposing a genic view of speciation.”

    The Chicago and Argonne AAAS fellows were among 308 members who were elevated to the rank this year for their work to advance science or scientific applications, which is deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.

    The new fellows will be recognized Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, during the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.