Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
November 24, 2013
Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and pathologist-in-chief and chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is one of five faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. Doms was elected for his significant discoveries in virus entry, including his work in identifying host cell pathways that HIV and other disease-causing viruses use to infect cells, and in investigating how AIDS develops.
The election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is an honor bestowed upon members whose meritorious efforts "on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished." AAAS members who have been continuous members for the four years preceding their nomination are eligible for election. The new Fellows will be recognized by their peers at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago in February 2014. This year, the AAAS Council elected 388 members as Fellows of the Association.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1848 and is the world's largest general scientific society. As an international non-profit organization, its stated mission is to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. The AAAS also publishes the weekly journal Science. Among the Department faculty members who are AAAS Fellows are Drs. David Elder and David Weiner, who were inducted in 2004 and 2011, respectively.
Read the Department of Communications news release.