Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver named AAAS Fellow

January 12, 2011

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Whitehead Institute Member Terry Orr-Weaver has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

This year 503 AAAS members have been awarded the honor for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. In receiving the Fellow designation, Orr-Weaver was cited for distinguished contributions in Drosophila cell cycle research

The tradition of AAAS Fellows dates back to 1874. Currently, members may be considered for the rank of Fellow if nominated by the steering groups of the Association’s 24 sections, or by any three Fellows who are current AAAS members (so long as two of the three sponsors are not affiliated with the nominee's institution), or by the AAAS chief executive officer.

New Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin (representing science and engineering, respectively) on Saturday, February 19 at the AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Terry Orr-Weaver''s primary affiliation is with Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where her laboratory is located and all her research is conducted. She is also a professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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