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The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has announced that Blossom Damania, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, has been selected to be a 2017 AAAS Fellow. Each year, the Council considers thousands of nominations from all branches of science and selects Fellows from those whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”

AAAS Fellows selected in the past include M&I faculty members Jeff Dangl, Bill Goldman, Stan Lemon, Joe Pagano, Nancy Raab-Traub, Lishan Su, and Ron Swanstrom.