Ann Palmenberg named 2016 AAAS Fellow

palmenbergBiochemistry professor Ann Palmenberg, known for her work in molecular virology, has been elected a 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She is one of five faculty from the University of Wisconsin–Madison named a Fellow this year.

Election as a AAAS Fellow, a tradition begun in 1874, is recognition by peers for distinguished contributions to advance science or its applications.

“It is indeed an honor to be elected as a Fellow of such an illustrious Academy,” says Palmenberg, who is also part of the Institute for Molecular Virology. “That many of our UW faculty are already AAAS Fellows speaks to the national and international level of respect achieved by the UW in our research, teaching, and service endeavors.”

Palmenberg was honored for her groundbreaking research in the field of positive-strand RNA molecular virology and for outstanding leadership in the American Society for Virology.

Four other faculty members from UW–Madison have been named Fellows. For more information, see the original UW-Madison news release.

Founded in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society. It includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving nearly 10 million constituents.

This article was modified from a post on the UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry website.