Four Yale faculty elected to world’s largest scientific society

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Four scientists from Yale have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

They were among 401 members awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The new Yale fellows are:

Patrick Holland, professor of chemistry, for distinguished contributions to the field of inorganic chemistry, particularly in the area of iron complexes and nitrogen fixation.

Marina R. Picciotto, the Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor in the Child Study Center and the Departments of Neurobiology and Pharmacology, for distinguished contributions to the field of molecular neuroscience in the study of addiction and psychiatric illness.

Nancy Hartman Ruddle, professor emeritus of and senior research scientist in epidemiology, for her contributions to the field of immunology and understanding of autoimmune diseases

Charles Albert Schmuttenmaer, professor of chemistry, for distinguished contributions to the field of experimental physical chemistry, particularly for development of time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal, Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals.

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