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Six Faculty Members Inducted As Fellows of AAAS

Jon Amster, Professor and Head of Chemistry, is among six UGA faculty members who have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon them by their peers for "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications." Amster was recognized for distinguished contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry, and as head of the department of chemistry.

"The university is enormously pleased that these six distinguished faculty have been honored for their research accomplishments," said David Lee, vice president for research. "Their selection into this elite group brings distinction to the University of Georgia."

The six inductees bring the total number of AAAS Fellows at UGA to 63. They are among 503 new AAAS Fellows who will be honored on Feb. 19 at the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and being named a Fellow is one of its most prestigious honors. AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Other UGA faculty member named as 2011 AAAS Fellows are:

• Clifton A. Baile, the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Agricultural Biotechnology and the D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor of Animal Science and Foods and Nutrition.

• Daniel Colley, a professor of microbiology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and director of UGA's Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

• Alan G. Darvill, Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Plant Biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and director of the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

• Roberto Docampo, a professor of cellular biology in the Franklin ­College of Arts and Sciences, and the Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.

• Michael Doyle, Regents Professor of Food Microbiology and director of the Center for Food Safety, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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