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Purdue professor elected as fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Purdue University Professor Stephen Konieczny has been awarded the distinction of fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

The distinction recognizes notable work to advance science or its applications, and fellows are elected by peer members. The association will present 401 new fellows with the award on Feb. 14 during the association's annual meeting in San Jose, California.

Konieczny is being honored for his contributions to the fields of development and disease, particularly for advances in defining the transcriptional circuits involved in muscle and pancreas development.

The 2014 fellows will be announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 28 issue of Science.

The tradition of selecting fellows began in 1874. Members can be considered for the rank of fellow if nominated by the steering group of their respective sections, by three fellows or by the association's chief executive officer. Each steering group then reviews nominations within its respective section and forwards a final list to the association's council. The nomination involves all disciplines of science and engineering, which makes it broader than any technical society. Additional information is available at .

Writer: Elizabeth K. Gardner, 765-494-2081,

Source: Stephen Konieczny,, 765-494-7976

Article originally published in Purdue Today on November 24, 2014.

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