UC Irvine Eggheads on the March

Twenty UC Irvine science and engineering researchers were named last week as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, representing the largest class this year of any American university or institution.

Eighty-five current and former UCI faculty members have previously earned the honor from AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society. The 2008 UCI AAAS fellows are:

* Pierre Baldi, Chancellor's Professor and Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics director
* James S. Bullock, physics and astronomy associate professor
* Dr. Paolo Casali, Donald Bren Professor of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Medicine, and Center for Immunology director
* Said Elghobashi, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor
* William J. Evans, chemistry professor
* Brandon S. Gaut, ecology and evolutionary biology professor and chair
* Charles G. Glabe, molecular biology and biochemistry professor
* Zhibin Guan, chemistry professor
* James W. Hicks, ecology and evolutionary biology professor
* Fadi J. Kurdahi, electrical engineering and computer science professor
* Dr. Arthur D. Lander, developmental and cell biology professor and chair
* Rachel W. Martin, molecular biology and biochemistry assistant professor
* Douglas L. Mills, physics and astronomy professor
* Laurence D. Mueller, ecology and evolutionary biology professor
* Diane K. O'Dowd, anatomy and neurobiology professor
* Michael R. Rose, ecology and evolutionary biology professor
* Henry W. Sobel, physics and astronomy professor
* Oswald Steward, Reeve-Irvine Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research
* Adam P. Summers, ecology and evolutionary biology associate professor
* Steven R. White, physics and astronomy professor

The AAAS fellows tradition began in 1874, which was 26 years after the association's founding. It includes some 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals, and it publishes Science, the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million.

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