Gitai, Murphy, and Ploss elected to 2023 AAAS Fellows

April 18, 2024

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced today the newly elected 2023 AAAS Fellows, and three were elected from the Department of Molecular Biology!

Congratulations to Zemer Gitai, the Edwin Grant Conklin Professor of Biology, Professor of Molecular Biology, on his election into the 2023 class section on biological sciences! The Gitai lab studies bacterial cell biology, seeking to understand both the mechanisms and functions of self-assembly and cellular interactions.

Congratulations, also to Coleen Murphy, the James A. Elkins Jr. Professor in the Life Sciences; Professor of Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; Director, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; and Director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Aging Research at Princeton University on her election into the 2023 class section on biological sciences! The Murphy lab studies aging.

Congratulations, too, to Alexander Ploss, the Harry C. Wiess Professor of Life Sciences and Molecular Biology, on his election into the 2023 class section on medical sciences! The Ploss Lab focuses on immune responses to and pathogenesis of human pathogens infecting the liver, including hepatitis B (HBV) and C viruses (HCV), yellow fever and Dengue viruses and plasmodial parasites.

The AAAS press release notes that, "Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues."