Dr. Beverly Davidson Elected to 2017 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 18, 2017
Beverly L. Davidson, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Genetics, has been elected to the 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. Dr. Davidson is the Arthur V. Meigs Chair in Pediatrics and the director of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at CHOP. Her research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of neurodegeneration in inherited brain disorders, such as Huntington's disease and childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorder Batten disease. She also investigates the development and application of gene-based therapies to treat such diseases. The Academy announced its newest members on April 12. They will be honored in an induction ceremony on Oct. 7, at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Previous Department members elected to the AAAS are Drs. Douglas Wallace ‘04, David Elder ‘04, Peter Nowell ‘09, Virginia Lee ‘13, and Carl June ‘13.
Read the AAAS press release.