Josef Penninger announced AAAS Fellow

February 18, 2012

Scientific Director Josef Penninger has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Josef was honored for his “distinguished contributions to the field of molecular medicine, particularly for modeling of human diseases and fundamental medical discoveries in immunology, bone diseases, and cancer”. New Fellows were presented on 18 February at the 2012 AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science 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 262 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more.


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