AUSTIN, Texas—Five professors at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected as 2006 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
This year’s fellows from The University of Texas at Austin are:
- Eric V. Anslyn, distinguished teaching professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences, for distinguished contributions in combining supramolecular chemistry with analytical chemistry, and particularly for creating practical assays that combine pattern recognition with molecular recognition;
- Kenneth A. Johnson, professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences, for distinguished contributions in enzymology, development and application of rapid kinetic methods, identifying intermediates, molecular and motor mechanisms, DNA replication fidelity and toxicity of nucleoside analogs;
- Bjorn E. Lindblom, professor emeritus of linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts, for fundamental theoretical, experimental and computational work on the relationship between the perception and articulation of speech sounds in the languages of the world;
- Peter J. Rossky, professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and professor of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, for distinguished and creative contributions to theoretical understanding of the structure and dynamics of molecular liquids and solutions;
- Christian P. Whitman, professor of medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, for distinguished contributions to the chemistry of enzymes, particularly for discovery and characterization of the tautomerase superfamily, noted for unusual chemistry and unique size.
In addition to its educational efforts and serving as a professional association, AAAS publishes the prestigious journal Science.
This year’s fellows were announced in Science on Nov. 24.
For more information contact: Lee Clippard, media relations, College of Natural Sciences, 512-232-0675.