Mark Zylka, PhD, Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

UNC Neuroscience Center's Director, Mark Zylka, was one of three professors from UNC-Chapel Hill, and among 396 new fellows in total, who were recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.

Mark Zylka, PhD, Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow click to enlarge Mark Zylka, PhD

Mark J. Zylka, PhD, is the W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology and director of the UNC Neuroscience Center. As part of the Section on Biological Sciences, Zylka was elected an AAAS Fellow for his distinguished contributions to the field of neuroscience, particularly for the study of autism-related genes and risk factors using high-throughput approaches. You can read more about his career here and about some of his latest work on potential environmental causes of autism here.

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year 396 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 24, 2017. New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas on February 17.

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